Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Microsoft putting Vista in the rearview mirror

One of the industry's worst-kept secrets is the unauthorized beta release of Windows 7. For all the safeguards that the company supposedly has in place, they haven't done much of anything to slow the download of their next operating system. The operating system can be found on the Pirate Bay BitTorrent site, and apparently it has been downloaded thousands of times.

Why do this?
It seems pretty obvious to me that the company is doing everything it can to dampen the success that Apple's year-long PC vs. Mac campaign has generated. Like the rest of the tech industry, they realize that Vista is their most visible flop since WinMe. So if they can get experts talking about something else, then they will consider the earlier-than-planned beta release as a reasonable cost of doing business.

I haven't looked at Windows 7, yet. I'm not a big fan of early generation releases, so I'm waiting until mid-first-quarter before loading onto one of my old boxes. Stay tuned.


  1. I think Windows 7 is the worst kept secret in the business. I definitely expect it to appear sooner than later after the outcry surrounding Vista. Hopefully it receives a warmer welcome than Vista did, as the public consensus kind of drove that OS into the ground before people had time to make up their mind about it.

  2. I value the blog.Thanks Again. Keep writing. Windows Vista is a next-generation operating system from Microsoft, and towards the main goal of the developers wanted to achieve.