Worse, as Gartner noted of the November 2006 launch, Windows Vista wasn't actually finished. The code shipped to manufacturing with 19,000 drivers ready to go, while another 12,000 were only due to become available afterwards through download.
By July, Microsoft said there were 1,900 applications and 10,000 devices certified as either Windows Ready or Windows Vista Capable. Microsoft didn't say whether the Windows Ready or Windows Vista Capable category dominated, which was notable because the latter was possibly the easiest certification to achieve while - ultimately - being the least useful to developers or end users.
With the 2007 Holiday shopping season now upon us, there's more than a sense of seasonal goodwill in the air: there is also the vague promise that Windows Vista could, at least in the consumer market, finally see some convincing uptake.
Twelve months after Microsoft missed the 2006 Holiday shopping season, which traditionally boosts retail sales, Windows Vista is finally in a position to make inroads into the consumer market as it rides into peoples' homes on the backs of new PCs.
As for business programmers, next February's launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 should finally provide the pieces to implement some of those data and information integration, and workflow-based application programming scenarios across Windows servers and the client that Microsoft's been promising for four years.
A year in to Windows Vista, then, and pending the first Service Pack, developers could finally see some kind of incentive for putting their software on Windows Vista.®
Alternate versions of windows good ones
Windows 3 was great, the follow on 3.11 better, but not a lot
Windows 98 great, the follow on ME, better, but not a lot
XP great, but the follow on Vista ?
Ok, selective choice here, but is this a trend ?
If it's a law ( like Moores law ) I claim it as andrews law.
'Citation? I can't think of one myself. The only recent Mac OS X scare was for a trojan that required the admin password to be entered'
Didn't require an admin password for this, did it. Yes it's not directly OSX, it's quicktime but it affects leopard and try installing leopard without it. Also quicktime is written exclusively by Apple, just like OSX and has had so many holes and vulnerabilities in the past 6 months I won't play anything in an apple format. If quicktime is that bad, what makes you think OSX is any better? It's just means the exploits haven't been found yet.
As for linux, if you check the security sites regularly, you will see exploits for linux come up all the time - they just don't make the headlines like when it's a MS or Apple product. Just one example is this
The problem with posters like you is you make comments without knowing what you are talking about. You probably run a linux distro and think because you do, you're an expert. Always the first to pull up MS when they do something wrong, but never willing to give praise where it is due when they do something right - and yes sometimes they do.
Personally, I run XP, Vista, OSX and Mandriva. My preferred OS is XP, but I have had a painless experience with Vista. It's not perfect, but no OS is. The only difference between them tends to be those who prefer OSX and Linux shout the loudest, ignore any problems with their choice of OS and think anyone who actually prefers a MS OS is an idiot. Those who use MS on the other hand, tend to be quite happy to criticize when MS does something wrong and not shout that their personal preference is the best in the world because unlike the OSX and Linux fanatics, they haven't had their vision distorted by a reality distortion field.
nice tip. Didn't know that one. Thanks!