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Microsoft Exec Says, "You'll Miss Vista" 273

Posted by samzenpus
from the cold-day-in-hell dept.
Oracle Goddess writes "'Years from now, when you've moved on to Windows 7, you'll look back at Windows Vista fondly. You'll remember its fabulous attributes, not its flaws.' That's the opinion of Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of the OEM division at Microsoft. 'I think people will look back on Vista after the Windows 7 release and realize that there were actually a bunch of good things there,' Guggenheimer said in a recent interview. 'So it'll actually be interesting to see in two years what the perception is of Vista.' A dissenting opinion comes from Bob Nitrio, president of system builder Ranvest Associates, doesn't believe organizations that skipped Vista will ever regret their decision. 'I don't think for a second that people are suddenly going to love Windows 7 so much that they will experience deep pangs of regret for not having adopted Vista,' said Nitrio. If I had to bet, I'd go with Bob's take on it." My first thought was, Steve meant Windows 7 is designed to be virtually unusable as payback for all the complaints about Vista, but I might be biased.

Comment: Stop, Hammer time! (Score 1) 403

by linuxg0d (#28373717) Attached to: Why a Hard Disk Is a Better Bargain Than an SSD
I really don't think that it's important that Hard Drives are at an all time low.

Would you still buy an older iPod from back in 2005? Or would you go for the newer iPod models?

It isn't because something is at an all time low that it makes it right to keep investing in it. Keep in mind that demand drives the market and that demand drives the advancement of said markets.

Technically, based on this article, I should go out and buy myself a walk-man, some parachute pants and a Hyundai Pony.

Stop, Hammer time!

"When it comes to humility, I'm the greatest." -- Bullwinkle Moose