“People who believe the ads–that Windows 7 was ‘made by me’–will believe anything. So try this: Windows 7 was ‘made’ by people who hated Windows Vista,” David Coursey writes for PC World.
“Forget the love fest that has surrounded the Windows 7 launch. This outpouring of affection sets a new low for affection. People love Windows 7 not so much for what it is so much as for what it isn’t,” Coursey writes. “Loving Windows 7 is a bit like the good feeling you receive when the beatings finally stop.”
Coursey writes, “The Windows 7 beta process wasn’t a real search for customer feedback so much a cleverly organized extended marketing test… Being better by comparison to Windows Vista hardly makes it a great one. The world would have much more respect for Microsoft if it was honest in promoting Windows 7. We can take the truth, but can Microsoft?”
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Randall C. Kennedy reports for InfoWorld, “Those of us who actively participated in the [Windows 7] beta process — either officially, as part of the formal beta program, or unofficially by grabbing and testing every wayward build leak — know the real story.”
“For example, we know that, despite Microsoft’s feel-good message about customer input, the truth is that Windows 7 was created largely through a hermetically sealed development process driven by Stephen Sinofsky and a select group of his closest advisers,” Kennedy reports. “We also know that major design decisions — like the new task bar — were finalized months, if not years, before the first milestone builds leaked. And we know that, despite a massive public beta program, virtually nothing in the OS changed from the time it was first made available in January until the final bits were frozen in July.”
Kennedy reports, “The truth is that Microsoft’s entire marketing campaign for Windows 7 is predicated on a lie.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Microsoft. Banking on ignorance since 1975.