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Defending Mojave

Microsoft has a bunch of new TV commercials (no Seinfeld yet) about the Mojave experiment. Like in the old Folgers commercials, users are shown a new operating system, love it, and are then told it's Vista.

Some critics bashed the whole thing as a set up, arguing that Vista was running on super high-end hardware to make it look good. Microsoft is fighting back, pointing out that Mojave/Vista is running on year-old HP laptops with just a couple gigs of RAM.

To me, that isn't the issue at all. As Mojave rightly points out, Vista looks and feels just fine (though many of you think the interface changed just for the sake of change). The issue is all about compatibility, performance and stability. If you've been reading the Redmond Report Mailbag, you've heard plenty on this. If these issues can be solved, Vista will be OK. If not, XP will suffice.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/03/2008 at 1:15 PM


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