There has been a meme going around in the Linux world that Vista is really a dog and that Microsoft is only managing to make its numbers by jamming the new OS down the throats of unwilling customers. Now I admit I don't use Vista and haven't spent a lot of time benchmarking it against Ubuntu or Mac OS X or any of the other non-Microsoft alternatives.
But I don't have to use Vista to know that it's a lot more than a dog of an OS. Microsoft's recently reported revenue and profit numbers for its September quarter amply prove that Vista doesn't say "Woof! Woof!" when you boot it up.
November 20, 2007