ARS Technica writer Emil Protalinski argues Windows 7 is going to fly because the majority of the media is pumping it hard. Protalinski notes the media is now doing exactly the opposite as when Windows Vista was unveiled, and claims all the bad press Vista received in its early days is the main reason why the consumer perception of this operating system is so bad. You can check out the column over here.
I'm one of those users who has been using Vista with no problems ever since Microsoft gave out RTM copies to beta testers. However, as a writer, I've watched the media completely destroy the public opinion of Vista, leading many to stick with Windows XP or to look for alternatives, even before they had tried Vista. Even with SP1 out, many have not bothered trying Vista on recent hardware and therefore could not realize the fact that it really is worthy of being XP's successor. If I had to lay the blame on one party for Vista's poor public opinion, I wouldn't lay it on Microsoft, I wouldn't lay it on hardware companies incapable of producing good drivers, I wouldn't lay it on the fact that XP is so good, I would lay it on the media for blowing things out of proportions.
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Re: Has Windows 7 already succeeded? by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 20 2009 @ 08:34:38 CET
This is very true. Ive never had any problems with vista.