Thursday, June 5, 2008

Microsoft Apologizes for Vista, then claims it's a Green thing!

This is from an email just received from Microsoft "TechNet Flash: Special Edition: Why should you upgrade to Windows Vista?"
Nothing really to comment aside from, my thoughts which are found in parentehses,and selling the upgrade as a Green initiative is just, I don't know, scraping the barrel for a reason or jumping on the bandwagon of everyone's greeneness?

"When we released Windows Vista, security was clearly a top priority. However, one of the implications of the increased focus on security was that compatibility with Windows Vista was not where we wanted it to be at launch. (So you felt we the public are just stupid and should accept your half baked software?)Over the past eighteen months, Microsoft and our partners have made tremendous progress in compatibility, performance, and battery life.
Here are updates on a few key facts:
• Windows Vista now supports more than 77,000 printers, cameras, speakers and other devices.
• More than 2,700 software programs are “Certified for” or “Works with” Windows Vista-logoed; 97 of the top 100 consumer applications are compatible. (Quicken still doesn't work!)
• 62% of small businesses said Windows Vista saves them time, and 70% said it makes them more productive, according to an independent survey. (Right, and XP was so bad, everyone wants to keep using it because it doesn't make one productive?)
• More than 140 million copies of Windows Vista have been sold, making it the fastest selling operating system in Microsoft history. Even Macs run it. (OEM sales I would bet is 90%)
• 71 percent of Windows Vista customers like it better than their last operating system. (The implication is of ocurse that 71% hated their previous Microsoft OS? XP was that hated and so everyone wants to stay on it?)
• People familiar with Windows Vista are two to three times more likely to have a favorable impression of it. (True, I use it and don't complain, usually)
• Every 10 PCs that switch to Windows Vista is the equivalent of taking an automobile off the road, in terms of greenhouse gases."

So now XP looks bad and Microsoft is trying to convince us we are killing the Earth by using their previous OS! I hope you forward this to all yoru environmental friends.

1 comment:

  1. Hillarious! But here's one thing to note:

    "71% of Windows Vista customers like it better than their last operating system"... but how many customers are Windows Vista customers? 10? 20? 50?

    So if it's 50, then only 35 people like it :). A really good stat would be:

    "x% of Windows XP customers have upgraded to Windows Vista and of those y% say Vista is better". My bet is that x=30 and y=1 :)