Even Microsoft Employees Are Having Problems with Vista!
And, we are not talking some guys in the mail room! These are folks that should be very competent Windows users. Check out the article excerpt below…
“Senior Microsoft staff complained about misleading advertising and Windows Vista incompatibility issues in a series of embarrassing emails made public during a court case. In the emails, published online by The New York Times, corporate vice president for Windows product management Mike Nash said he ‘got burned’ after purchasing a notebook computer advertised as ‘Vista Capable’ that was incapable of running the full version of the operating system. Even more embarrassingly, Microsoft chief operating officer Jon A. Shirley chose not to upgrade one of his computers to Vista after discovering it was not compatible with several of his peripheral devices including a printer and two scanners. Microsoft staff also discussed a decision to lower Vista’s hardware requirements to encourage sales, with one manager warning the move would result in ‘a complete tragedy.’ In one email sent to senior Microsoft staff including general manager for Windows Brad Brooks, Mr Nash said he had wound up with a ‘$2100 email machine’ after buying a notebook that was incapable of running the full version of Windows Vista. ‘Are we seeing this from a lot of customers?’ Mr. Nash asked in the email. ‘I know that I chose my laptop (a Sony TX770P) because it had the vista (sic) logo and was pretty disappointed that it not only wouldn’t run Glass, but more importantly wouldn’t run Movie Maker.’ ‘Glass’ is an internal code-name for the standard Windows Vista user interface shown in advertisements, officially called Aero. Movie Maker is a video editing program that comes with the operating system. The messages, which reveal senior Microsoft executives suffered the same problems with Windows Vista reported by consumers, were made public as a US judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit filed against the company.”
Whoa! No wonder so many businesses are telling suppliers to take Vista off the new computers they order! No driver support, ton’s of issues, and a sorry excuse for an operating system… yep, sounds like M$!