"During my 13-year career as a compu-journalist, I have seen the
pattern over and over. Microsoft pre-announces a product years
before it will ship. Then, people who have built careers supporting
Microsoft's products -- whether IT staff or journalists --
slavishly salivate, as if on cue. Purchase decisions are deferred,
per recommendations of the trade press.
"Next, the product is delayed. Purchase decisions are further
deferred. Nothing can sway the devotion of the true Microsoft
believers. And they think Linux "fanboys" are partisan!
"Then, finally delivered, the Microsoft OS utterly fails to live
up to its hype. And, the Microsoft ecosystem rejoices, secure in
the knowledge that their help will still be needed to make
Microsoft products usable."