Infoworld pans Windows 7 as Vista 2.0:
I can now say -- with some confidence -- that Microsoft has once again dropped the ball.
... Just as slow as Vista. Just as consumer-focused as Vista. ... Just as confusing as Vista. ... Overall, I'm extremely disappointed with Windows 7. Far from atoning for Vista's sins, Windows 7 simply carries them forward, visiting them upon yet another generation.
Anyone who says things that are not glowing about M$ has to be ready for an onslaught of criticism. The author continues:
don't start with the whole "it's still in beta" crap. This is NO beta at least not at a kernel-mode level. As I predicted months ago, Windows 7 is very much Windows Vista "R2" under the covers. Microsoft established its platform baseline with the SP1/2008 kernel and nothing significant has changed since, nor is anything likely to change before RTM. This is the reality we face. Get used to it.
Looks like Windows 7 is part of the Vista failure. Except it's worse. This version dumps media applications that were the core of Vista's "consumer" focus.
Update This sends M$ into their third Christmas with nothing to sell. Vista missed it's first launch date, did not have a service pack for it's second and is universally hated on it's third.
The Infoworld author tried out Windows 7 for a little more and learned it was, "a lot worse than I thought.... Microsoft is still finding ways to break applications. So much for the whole "seamless transition" promise to Vista users." Previous criticism of Vista, got him blacklisted from M$ functions.
someone high up on the Client Team (Steve?) really doesn't like me. I mean, really, truly loathes me. And it's not just your run-of-the-mill frustration with a journalist who picks on them. This thing is personal, and the executive in question is allowing his or her personal feelings to spill over into the company's handling of formal press relations with InfoWorld.
The comments are full of W.E. trolls talking about how much he deserved what he got and that he deserves to be fired.