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Article Teaser: This article discusses some of the difficulties encountered by Microsoft in general.

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It's Tough Being Microsoft

Copyright (c) 2007-2017
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On my website (http://www.Windows-Vista-Update.com) I recently posted a link to an article explaining that Microsoft was updating windows Updates without explicit permission from end users.

The actual article (and subsequent explanation) from Microsoft officials was rather didactic.

It kinda went like this:

They have to update the Windows Update feature so that it can know if there are new updates and constantly be able to convey an accurate and non misleading update status.

Basically, Microsoft are always in a pickle regarding anything they do.

They release an OS, it's panned by several critics (including this one) re: speed, aero, usefulness etc

A Microsoft exec talks about the next version of Windows and they are slammed for planning ahead when they have just released an operating system.

This even though they were slammed for waiting so long after XP to release a successor.

It's hard being Microsoft but what's happening is they are really getting slammed for a different reason.

They are getting slammed because they have been building operating systems for over 20 years and still have been unable to build a bug and spyware immune system.

They are slammed because they havent been able to figure out how to build an OS that will make everyone happy unlike Apple that seems to be acquiring and retaining happy customers everyday.

They are slammed because they build OS's that need maintenance after all this time.

PC's still need antispyware, defragging, optimizing, etc etc and it just seems very tedious.

I am happy to report that I like Vista now.

I have had my issues and concerns with Vista but I still feel much better about the way I can connect to a network, the way I can boot up in less than 1 minute, the clean backgrounds and the slick GUI.

I think that Vista hasn't been put through it's paces yet as corporations are slowly starting to plan adoption of Vista for the enterprise.

2008 will be the year of Vista for better or worse.

The truth of the matter is, no matter how much you beta test a piece of enterprise software, the proof will be in the pudding.

If there are horror stories about the ease of deployment in a large organization or if there are viruses written that spread through Vista, there will be problems for the adoption of this O.S.

If Vista can just stay above the fray and get better with SP1 and (later on) SP2, things will be just fine.

Either way, it's all good.

It's tough being Microsoft.

Till next time.


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Onuora Amobi is the CEO of Nnigma Inc. and editor of http://www.Windows-Vista-Update.com. He writes a monthly article for the website that can be found at http://www.windows-vista-update.com/Windows-Vista-Update-Editorial-Big-Mouth.html. Windows-Vista-Update.com is the premier Microsoft windows Vista information portal. On this site, you can find news, information, tips, new features and updates about Windows Vista.

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