|Everyone has an opinion.|
Some are just wrong.
"MAYBE" 7 will be better
Windows Vista's launch was a very troubled one with plenty of issues
which quickly created a very negative image for this operating system.
Six months after its launch, we ran a survey to identify the top
problems users were confronted with. The results were very clear.
Our readers said that the top issues were the lack of proper drivers (36% of votes)
and application compatibility issues (36% of votes).
These two, combined with a very weak offering of security solutions seriously impacted their user experience.
We all know that Windows Vista has been a flop, despite Microsoft's claims.
Even Microsoft's Vista deployment statistics are suspect, as the company counts
every new PC sale as a Vista sale, even in enterprises with site licenses that allow
them to run any version of Windows, a practice undertaken at many businesses,
as InfoWorld and others have noted. But how suspect? Thanks to real-world PC usage data
from the exo.performance.network, we now know.
As it turns out, two years after Vista's release not even 30 percent of PCs actually run it.
And those that do are almost exclusively the Home Premium version,
meaning that Vista is employed mainly by home users who likely got Vista preinstalled on a new PC