updated 11:10 am EDT, Fri April 21, 2006
MS enthusiast on Vista
A Windows enthusiast and author of over a dozen books about Microsoft's operating system has described in great detail where he believes Windows Vista fails. "Since the euphoria of PDC 2003, Microsoft's handling of Windows Vista has been abysmal," wrote Paul Thurrott. "The entire project was literally restarted from scratch after it became obvious that the initial code base was a teetering, technological house of cards." Thurrott has spent over 10 years investigating Microsoft and its products, and says that the company is collapsing under its own weight. "We do not and should not expect to be promised the world, only to be given a warmed over copy of Mac OS X Tiger in return. Windows Vista is a disappointment. There is no way to sugarcoat that very real truth." Thurrott points to Vista's User Account Protection, Glass Windows, and Media Center as the primary features where Vista "just completely blows it." Several Microsoft engineers recently suggested that Vista will be superior to Mac OS X, and that current Mac users will abandon Apple's OS in favor of Microsoft's solution.