“Microsoft made one big, wrong decision that led to Vista’s delays, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told financial analysts during his meeting with them last week. The company took a Big Bang approach and tried to overhaul all of its operating system’s core components simultaneously, an approach that eventually led to a fiery development crash,” Stacy Cowley reports for CRN.
“‘We made an upfront decision that was, I’ll say, incredibly strategic and brilliant and wise — and was not implementable,’ Ballmer said. ‘We tried to incubate too many new innovations and integrate them simultaneously, as opposed to letting them bake and then integrating them, which is essentially where we wound up.’ Ballmer’s blunt assessment of Vista’s development problems came in response to analysts’ skepticism about how well Microsoft can execute on its ambitious visions. Cranky about Vista’s protracted incubation and the challenges a company Microsoft’s size faces in trying to fuel continued growth, Wall Street has kept Microsoft’s share price stagnant through most of Ballmer’s six-year reign as the company’s CEO,” Cowley reports.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: Seeing how stripped-down PigLipstick is from it’s promised list of features, Windows Vista is really more like XP SP3 with a pseudo Mac OS X theme. We got the headline right with the first try.
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