“Could Microsoft be the next IBM? Back in November, I wrote about how disappointed I was with both Internet Explorer 7 and Office 2007. I wondered if Microsoft was coming to the end of its reign as the 800-pound gorilla of the computing world,” Andrew Kantor writes for USA Today.
Kantor writes, “Since then, I’ve had a chance to put Windows Vista through its paces. If anything would help the kids in Redmond stay on top, it was this.”
“And I can say confidently that it’s not yet ready for primetime,” Kantor reports.
Kantor then covers a bunch of Vista problems (we’ve seen similar in every review not paid for by Microsoft).
Kantor writes, “If someone out there feels like spotting me the cash for a 20-inch, 2.33-GHz iMac and Photoshop, I’d be grateful.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: A true “Wow!” Kantor is among the very last we’d ever peg to even consider the Mac. We find it very hard to believe that he’d ever – using his words – “drink the Kool-Aid and join the cult of blind little Mac fanatic lemmings.” Prove us wrong, Andy. We’d love to have one less idiot’s bad prose through which to constantly wade.
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