Windows Vista's biggest competitor is XP

Posted on Monday, Feb 05 2007 @ 00:34 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
RedmongMag has a column in which they explain that the biggest Windows Vista competitor isn't Mac OS X or one of the dozens of Linux distributions. The real rival is the old Windows XP:
Microsoft is currently facing some of the same problems with Vista it has been experiencing with Office for a couple of years now. The biggest competitor to Vista isn't Mac OS X or Linux -- it's Windows XP. Consequently, the Windows team increasingly finds itself in the same straits as the Office folks -- namely, it needs to convince users who don't really need a brand new release of Windows that they do. Let's see what Sinofsky & Co. come up with, beyond making new, desirable features available only to customers who sign multi-year volume- licensing contracts.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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