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Vista an Official Dud

Microsoft hoped that Vista, with its new features and slick new interface, would explode on the market like Little Boy. Instead, this dud is barely ticking. Forrester's latest report states the obvious -- that enterprises are sticking to XP like grim death while waiting for some Windows 7 relief.

For a normal company, a failure on the scale of Vista would be fatal. But Microsoft's hold on ISVs and OEMs thoroughly protects the Windows monopoly.

What would it take for your shop to move to non-Microsoft desktop operating systems? Answers welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/30/2009 at 1:16 PM


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