Windows Vista 'poor Vista, even Microsoft is ready to forget you'

Microsoft's transition from one big Windows version to another is always entertaining, as executives start to distance themselves from the product they've been trumpeting for years, preparing to tout its successor as the one people really need to get. This phenomenon was on full display at WPC in New Orleans. With the Windows 7 release is near, Steve Ballmer […]

Microsoft's transition from one big Windows version to another is always entertaining, as executives start to distance themselves from the product they've been trumpeting for years, preparing to tout its successor as the one people really need to get. This phenomenon was on full display at WPC in New Orleans. With the Windows 7 release is near, Steve Ballmer didn't say the word "Vista" -- not even in passing. Kevin Turner, however did mention Windows Vista, but in a manner: “[…]The momentum we’ve in the marketplace around Windows 7 feels really, really good. And after the Vista launch, how could it not? That's a tough one. (Laughter.) That's a tough one.  (emphasis added) I'm a sales guy. Okay? I got a few of these taking them out of the back on that. But you know what? The reason Windows 7 is going to be successful and the most secure operating system we've ever developed in the history of Microsoft is because of the pain we took on Vista.[…] ”

Source:→ TechFlash