January 29, 2007
Vista Goes On Sale at Midnight
The consumer wait (yawn) is finally over for Microsoft Vista as the 6 Billion dollar operating system goes on sale tonight. The initial reviews say the product is better than the betas (we'd better hope so), but not compelling enough for people to go out and upgrade immediately. The assumption is that Vista will dominate over time. Well, sure. It's not as if Microsoft is going to compete against itself by keeping XP in the market. The conventional wisdom is to wait on Vista until there is a reason to buy a new machine, one configured to run the hardware hungry OS. Microsoft is expected to issue the usual statement that it is satisfied with sales no matter how they stack up. Is that marketing statement the Wow starts now, or the Oww starts now?
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I say the "Oww!" starts now
Posted by: brett | Mar 6, 2007 9:13:39 PM