10 Reasons Why Microsoft's Vista Has Missed The Mark
From SeekingAlpha: 10 Reasons Why Microsoft's Vista Has Missed The Mark
Yes, Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows Vista will eventually run on most corporate desktops. But early sales in the consumer market have been softer than some analysts expected. For those of us who covered Windows 95's launch more than a decade ago, Windows Vista has been a yawn. These 10 questions—and their answers—reveal why Vista isn't the hit some pundits expected:
This is an interesting article for a couple of reasons. First, it talks about why Vista isn't making the impact that Microsoft had hoped and promised. No new revelations there... But second, it does so in the context of Windows 95, Microsoft's biggest OS splash of a decade back. When you place the context of the Windows 95 launch against the computing environment back then, it's easy to understand why it was successful. What people did, where people lived, and what other offerings were available. The mindset of users and the landscape of the computing world has changed dramatically since then, and unfortunately Vista is still trying to answer and address the Windows 95 world.
Definitely worth a quick click-and-read...