__/ [ Paul Bramscher ] on Wednesday 21 March 2007 04:42 \__
> Shane Nokes wrote:
>> "NoStop" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> An important read ...
>>> "Upgrading to Windows Vista has been banned by the U.S. Department of
>>> Transportation (DOT), the National Institute of Standards and Technology
>>> (NIST), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), technology giant Texas
>>> Instruments and other corporations and government agencies (V1, V10,
>>> These organizations are evaluating their options, but overseas it's
>>> into a stampede to get out of Microsoft software (V15)."
>>> "It's becoming clear people are going to be holding on to their XP
>>> as long as they can. Chip manufacturers in particular face a damaging
>>> of memory and CPU chips because the anticipated Vista upgrade demand
>>> "What went wrong? Basically, Vista was designed with almost no
>>> for the needs of Microsoft's customers. James Allchin, co-president of
>>> Microsoft's Platform Products and Services Group wrote an internal memo
>>> saying that Microsoft had lost touch with customer needs and if he didn't
>>> work there he'd buy an Apple Macintosh (V12). Allchin retired the day
>>> Full article here ...
>> I hope you do realize that they said the same thing about XP.
>> It's not against Vista per se, it's just how the gov deals with things.
>> They'll roll out Vista in late '08 or early '09 just watch, that's what
>> they always do.
> I've been in civil service for 22 years, and (yes) US government LOVES
> to knuckle under industry. Especially if they're getting something for
> their indiscretions.
> But a lot of departments are seriously cash-starved, and (let's face it)
> linux is simply better for secure/sensitive/discrete sorts of work,
> research efforts, large-scale work, blah blah blah.
> The X and Y generation is hip to linux, sometimes out of economic
> necessity. They'll eventually become the next generation of
> bureaucrats. The implications are fairly trivial to read.
Comparisons between the adoption rates of XP and the adoption rates of Vista
have already been made. The differences are mind blowing.
Survey: Vista Used Less than 1 percent of PCs
| Windows Vista may yet prove to be an unstoppable juggernaut,
| but statistics released Thursday by a market research firm
| show that the new operating system hasn't even licked its
| nine-year old ancestor.
The poor quality of Windows Vista results from internal issues, so look for
no past patterns.
Understanding Open Source technology
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| Already industrial watchers are pointing to a serious showdown,
| which in the meantime, the Chief Executive of Microsoft Corporation,
| Steve Ballmer did not rule out in a recent interview in which he
| also explained why Microsoft announced a sweeping reorganisation
| of its Windows division.
| "We have to outrun this phenomenon" he was quoted as saying, and "
| ...if we let up for a minute... then that other stuff [Linux] will gain
Also consider these:
MS Insider: The Office Crew Isn't Smart Enough to Supplant Real Windows
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| "With Alchin retiring, MarkL and MarkZ, two of the most talented
| architects in MS already having left, the picture gets really
| ugly for the Windows division," my friend claimed, and the BV's
| core team members, Ian McDonald, Jack Mayo, Todd Wanke, Clyde
| Rodriguez and others are starting to connect the dots.
| He concluded ominously. "A trainwreck of biblical proportions looms.
| Pick a good seat on the sidelines, trainwrecks this large take
| awhile to complete. Vista may be the last MS OS for some time to
| come, especially if Cutler decides to play hardball."
`---- http://www.emailbattles.com/2006/09/...ws-developers/ http://tinyurl.com/35eqrt
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| "Up to 60% of the code in the new consumer version of Microsoft new Vista
| operating system is set to be rewritten as the Company 'scrambles' to fix
| internal problems a Microsoft insider has confirmed to SHN... Microsoft has
| also admitted that it has major problems in it's Windows division and has
| has immediately initiated a total restructure of the division..."
Microsoft admits Vista screwed - report
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| Vista SP1 is code named "Fiji", presumably after a pretty looking
| island which is paralysed by coups.
| In a statement regarding the service pack Microsoft admits that
| Vista has "high impact" problems.
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