PC World takes a look at fifteen of 2007’s much-ballyhooed products, sites, and services that, it turned out, left much to be desired.
#1. No Wow, No How: Windows Vista: “Five years in the making and this is the best Microsoft could do?” Dan Tynan asks to PC World.
“Vista isn’t all that good. Many of the innovations the operating system was supposed to bring–like more efficient file and communications systems–got tossed overboard as Microsoft struggled to get the OS out the door, some three years after it was first promised. Despite its hefty hardware requirements, Vista is slower than XP,” Tynan writes.
“We have no doubt Vista will come to dominate the PC landscape, if only because it will become increasingly hard to buy a new machine that doesn’t have it pre-installed. And that’s disappointing in its own right,” Tynan writes.
PC World is also disappointed with AT&T’s broadband service for Apple iPhone (EDGE), Microsoft Office 2007’s interface changes, Apple Mac OS X Leopard for minor problems upon release, and Microsoft’s Zune 2.0: “We’re not the only ones disappointed in the Zune. According to the NPD Group, Microsoft still lags behind Sandisk and Creative Labs in market share for portable media players. And for every Zune Microsoft sells, Apple sells 30 iPods. Remember: You can’t kill an iPod if you can’t get close to it.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Pastry Chef” for the heads up.]