“Like the queen, Windows Vista gets to celebrate two birthdays in close succession. November 30 marks the first, with the “business” launch a year ago at venues across the planet. Next January will mark the second birthday date.
While the past 12 months have been dominated by headlines over sales and uptake – or lack thereof – the operating system’s first year will also be remembered for a lack of buy-in from software developers and hardware partners.
It’s been a long, slow road for Windows partners. Having changed the Windows architecture with UAC, setting user defaults instead of administrator privileges, removing the graphics sub system from the kernel, and closing the kernel off to third parties, Microsoft set the barrier to certification pretty high.”
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Source: The Register
Vista has turned one, and over it’s first year it has had some difficulties. With many of the channels dumping Vista for XP, or at least offering a choice between the two, driver nightmare issues, and the lack of a service back, home user adoption is slow. Not even Crysis and other DX10 games are spurring sales. On the business side it is even more bleak with incredibly low adoption numbers, and now the news that many corporations that were considering a 07-08 change-over have pushed that back to a 08-09 switch. The Register looks at the past year and what happened to Microsoft’s new baby.