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Recovering from a PR Nightmare

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Just how bad was Windows Vista? It looks like the disaster that was Vista is finally coming to a close, but at a steep price.

For years tech analysts and users have told stories about device failures, slowness, etc. and have eagerly awaiting the new OS – Windows 7. Those who were in the ‘know’ purposefully avoided upgrading to Vista, since XP was, and still is, the better OS.

But here it comes… the release of Windows 7 – next week. This was far earlier than originally anticipated, and mostly due the poor adoption rate of Vista all the issues surrounding it. But today, I found this little gem on the net:

The Release Candidate is now available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, and will go on unlimited, general release on 5 May. The software will not expire until 1 June 2010, giving testers more than a year’s free access to Windows 7.

Wow!

Just think… you can get the newest OS from Microsoft and use it for a year without having to pay for it. Seeing as how much of the Microsoft business model is based on selling software, this is huge. It shows that they finally have an inkling at how much they missed the mark with Vista.

That being said, I won’t be upgrading to W7 (granted I have a Mac, but I usually don’t adopt a new OS until the first patch is out). I will also not recommend to anyone else to take the upgrade either since I’m not sure W7 is all it’s said to be.

I do like what i’ve read about it, but I want to see it in action.

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Written by Steve Miller

May 1, 2009 at 1:40 am

Posted in Business

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