December 4, 2007

Vista a year later: Why IT managers clung to the status quo

It didnââ¬â¢t feel like anyone was really rooting for Vista last year. Seldom has a product been launched with such low expectations from industry observers ââ¬â expectations that in some respects had little to do with the vendor or even the product itself.
On this, Vistaââ¬â¢s anniversary, the occasion feels less like a cause for celebration but a ritual in self-righteousness on the part of those who want to prove how astute they were. Iââ¬â¢m not going to bother, because Vistaââ¬â¢s prospects werenââ¬â¢t that difficult to forecast. Itââ¬â¢s a crappy market for upgrades, especially operating systems. Companies are cheap. XP is still doing a decent job. Instead, why not explore an alternate scenario: What if Vista had taken the enterprise market by storm?



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