Windows Vista Is A Bomb ~ And Microsoft Knows It, But They Are Not Saying So
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 5:08:33 AM
Some software applications won't run or even break and hardware manufacturers aren't giving the driver support they gave and still give to Windows XP. I said this last year when Vista was introduced and after a year and the problems with the OS I'll say it again; Microsoft shot themselves in the foot with Vista.
I sent an email to Microsoft the other day and asked them to make Windows 7 a more secure version of Windows XP. Windows XP is by far a more superior OS than Vista ever hoped to be. The security features of Vista are not only annoying, but can also prevent you from operating some features of a program. Even though you authorize a program to run, Vista can block you from performing a certain task inside the program by telling you you are not authorized to execute the function.
For example, I put Spybot Search and Destroy on a Vista Home Basic box for a friend of mine. The installation went fine. The update went fine. Now mind you I had to authorize each time I performed a function. Here's where Vista choked. When I tried to immunize the system, I authorized the function and then Vista told me I didn't have permission to perform the function. Now is that crazy or what?
Microsoft makes a lot of money when they sell Enterprise licenses. Small businesses and large corporations can purchase this type of licensing program. They usually have a lot of computers and when they upgrade the OS then they buy a lot of copies of Windows. For this, Microsoft gives them a price break on buying in volume. I'm not up on what the average price per license is and where the break points are, but still Microsoft makes a lot of money.
Small businesses are more likely to upgrade to a new OS quicker than a large corporation, but if the small business buyer is OS savvy and does their homework, sometimes they are not quick to upgrade either. Businesses are staying with Windows XP. You know the old saying, “If it ain't broke, don't fix it”. Besides, it would cost a large company several thousands to tens of thousands of dollars to upgrade to a new OS. And if the new OS doesn't work or causes them problems, they are out a big chunk of change and probably revert to the old OS.
Microsoft has lost my trust in providing a secure and functional OS. I will be leery of Windows 7. XP support is supposed to stop in 2009. That maybe a good time to change to Linux or Macintosh.
My time is up; I thank you for yours.