What went wrong with Windows Vista?

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 12 2007 @ 11:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft Watch analyses what went wrong during the development of Windows Vista. The site came up with ten reasons why Vista failed to impress consumers or businesses.
  • Windows Vista development took too long, the hardware ecosystem is still focused on Windows XP
  • Windows XP is still good enough, there are few good reasons to upgrade to Vista
  • The user interface looks too complex
  • Bad timing, it missed the 2006 holiday season
  • Too many people involved in designing Windows Vista
  • The computer ecosystem wasn't ready for it
  • The advertising campaign wasn't good enough
  • Office 2007 and Vista aren't related enough
  • Antitrust rulings prevented Microsoft from further integrating applications like Windows Media Player and Windows Live.
  • Too many different versions


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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    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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