Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell says that Microsoft is eager to avoid repeating the mistakes of Vista by working more closely with the PC industry, including his own company, on the evolution of Windows 7. “We’ve been been involved with Microsoft from a very very early stage and are much more pleased with the way the co-operation around Windows 7 is occurring” Dell told APC at an international media briefing in Shanghai last week.
None the less, Dell understands that Vista wasn’t perhaps the silver bullet the industry hoped for. “We know there are many users that will go straight from XP to Windows 7. We know of customers that are going right ahead with Vista, too, but we also know of customers that are waiting.”