Originally Posted by Richard B
Oh yes, why don't you just give yourself a pat on the back for posting completing complate bollox! ME was a failure sure, but sales of Vista will prove you completely wrong. It's a major development and credible replacement for XP, embraces all MSFT's technologies whereas ME was just a re-packaging of Win '98. OK Visa has got performance issues and the interface is a radical change for those of use used to XP and other legacy MSFT O/S (and some of the layout poorly thought out IMHO) but it has a purpose, and was designed and is marketed my people cleverer than most of those who moan and whinge about it.
Muzzy, I think you hit the nail right on the head about this cloudy computing.
Sales of Vista are far lower than Microcost were hoping - the only reason it has sold as many as it has is because they are forcing it down people's thoats when they buy a consumer PC. Most of the big corperate customers have turned their backs on it.
Microsoft actually reduced the protection in it to make it easier to pirate but even so - even when it's free - the pirates don't want it either!!!
And as to their DRM - Peter Guttman really attacks them
"It's very consumer-hostile technology that is being deployed said
Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland"
So it doesn't seem to be just me posting "complete bollox" does it?