Microsoft aims to put Vista troubles far behind its self. That is the real only reason it is coming about with a new system. You would think after ME that it would have learned its lesson. Microsoft might and could stop Vista as soon as Windows 7 is released. Not a good move.What if you’re just fine with your copy of Vista and you don’t want to upgrade to a new OS? Richard Francis, general manager and Windows client business group lead at Microsoft Asia-Pacific, in an e-mail said an enterprise customer that purchases a PC with Windows 7 pre-installed is allowed to downgrade to Vista should they desire, similar to what we have today on Vista to XP. If you’re not an enterprise customer you’re out of luck. How about support? Microsoft will stop supporting all versions of Vista in April 2012, Francis said. Humm maybe that is what Nostradamus saw. Microsoft had high hopes for Vista, but the OS sluggish on all but the fastest computers and permission prompts required for almost every task was annoying. Dissatisfaction with Vista kept user demand high for Windows XP from the business and customer side alike. There were some brave souls like early adaptors that used Vista anyway. Eastman Chemical and Continental Airlines were listed on Microsoft’s Web site — decided to roll out Vista within their organizations. “It’s been a long time since we’ve had a version of Windows that will actually run better [than the previous version] on the hardware that most customers have,” said Mike Nash, corporate vice president of the Windows product management group at Microsoft, during a conference call with reporters.
I have been using some form of Windows 7 for about a year now and I must say that I am very impressed. At first glance you might think Microsoft is trying to pull a fast one on you. The OS looks almost just like Vista but once you start using it you find that it is nothing like it. There are still prompts that need attention to allow task but now you can customize them. IE upgrade is welcome to compete with Chrome and Firefox but still has compatibility problems with some web sites. There are now libraries instead of folders. All in all it is a great upgrade and worth the buy.