Gartner: Windows collapsing under its own weight; Radical changeneeded

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by mitchio kaku, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. mitchio kaku

    mitchio kaku Guest

    Do not respond to this message. Vista Bash Bot wrote:

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=8428&tag=nl.e550

    read the rest of the article and see diagrams showing how fat vista is
    on the link above, some text from the article below

    Microsoft’s Windows juggernaut is collapsing as it tries to support 20
    years of applications and becomes more complicated by the minute.
    Meanwhile, Windows has outgrown hardware and customers are pondering
    skipping Vista to wait for Windows 7. If Windows is going to remain
    relevant it will need radical changes.

    That sobering outlook comes courtesy of Gartner analysts Michael Silver
    and Neil MacDonald. Half of a full room of IT managers and executives
    raised their hands when asked whether Microsoft needed to radically
    change its approach to Windows. “Windows is too monolithic,” says Silver.

    Silver also gave another anecdotal point to show the conundrum Microsoft
    is in: Clients are calling him to ask whether they should skip Vista
    entirely and wait for Windows 7, which promises to be more modular and
    potentially lightweight. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has also found an impact
    on Vista from all of the Windows 7 chatter. Silver’s recommendation: Go
    with Vista but on an attrition basis. As XP PCs die, replace them with
    Vista PCs.

    MacDonald argued that Windows may need multiple kernels to support
    increasing demands from customers and hardware makers. “One size doesn’t
    fit all,” says MacDonald. For instance, look at the various demands an
    OS has to deal with:
     
    mitchio kaku, Apr 10, 2008
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    Bob Campbell Guest

    Which means that half *didn't* think so. So an equally correct article
    would be "Gartner: Windows Vista is just fine, no changes needed".

    But that wouldn't sell magazines/web ads/whatever it is that Gartner sells,
    would it?
    But but but - I thought Vista already had "too many versions - it's so
    confusing!" Now we need multiple kernels too?!?!? Right!

    What a load of crap.

    100+ million sold, folks. 14% and growing market share, 2nd only to XP.
    That's all you need to know.
     
    Bob Campbell, Apr 10, 2008
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    Frank Guest

    Opinions of IT's (Idiots in Training) simply don't count. Companies
    switch to a newer OS when most of the worker ants are already using it
    at home and are complaining to the IT's that the current Os is "old and
    clunky".
    Otherwise, IT's are "maintain the status quo" people. They don't like
    anything to change other than a getting a bigger salary for less work.
    Frank
     
    Frank, Apr 11, 2008
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  4. mitchio kaku

    Frank Guest

    mitchio kaku, aka, capin' crunch wrote:


    ....give it rest dipsh*t! Vista is and you aren't...LOL!
    Frank
     
    Frank, Apr 11, 2008
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  5. mitchio kaku

    kurttrail Guest

    How many of those copies are VL licenses that aren't even being used for
    Vista?
    And what was XP's share when it was only a year and a quarter old?

    I'd be willing to bet that it was much more than a mere 14%.
    Yeah, if you think people don't need to know the WHOLE story.

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    xfile Guest

    But that wouldn't sell magazines/web ads/whatever it is that Gartner sells,
    That line already says it all.
     
    xfile, Apr 11, 2008
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    kurttrail Guest

    It does?

    How exactly does that rebut the Gartner employees' opinions?

    That line sounds more like an attack on the messenger, rather than the
    message, so basically that line says nothing at all of any importance.

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  8. mitchio kaku

    xfile Guest

    That line says the OP doesn't even know Gartner so why bother to read the
    rest and reply?
     
    xfile, Apr 11, 2008
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  9. mitchio kaku

    Bob Campbell Guest

    Indeed. When half say Vista is OK and half say it isn't, why write an
    article saying "Vista is collapsing under its own weight"?

    Nope, no bias here folks!
     
    Bob Campbell, Apr 11, 2008
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  10. mitchio kaku

    kurttrail Guest

    That half of them thought Vista blew, says a lot. You are like a
    Republican thinking Bush is great, because only 49% of America didn't
    like him and/or the job he was doing back in 2004.

    And really how are the Gartner employees biased just because of the
    opinions of their audience?

    Sir, it is YOUR bias that you are revealing, not that of the Gartner
    employees.

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