Over the past few months, Windows 7 has become the focal point of Microsoft's message. The company has spent time discussing how it arrived at "7" and why it will be the next great operating system from the software giant.
In the meantime, the company has spent considerable time releasing ads to discuss Windows and PCs, but hasn't done enough to talk about the benefits of owning Vista. But every chance it gets, Microsoft tells the world why we should all wait and see what will happen with Windows 7.
"It's not minor because it's a lot more work than a minor release. It's a major release," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said recently. "Windows 7 will be Vista, but a lot better."
Wow. Now I understand that Microsoft has a vested interest in seeing Windows 7 become a success, but doesn't it want to see Windows Vista become a success too? Sure, Microsoft would say that Vista is already a success and it doesn't need to prove it to anyone. But let's face it: major PC vendors like Dell and HP realize their customers still want XP and have yet to adhere to Microsoft's call for every company to give up on XP. And the way I see it, none of the major vendors will do that.
So what does Microsoft really have against Vista? It may not be the kind of quality operating system it has in XP, but it's not that bad, right?… Read more