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Vista's current dilemma: analysis of 5 major reasons



Although Microsoft has extended the deadline for providing Windows XP licenses to PC manufacturers by six months this has not had much impact on corporate IT because of volume licensing agreements Will allow IT to continue to install Windows XP for many years to come but Microsoft's move to extend the XP supply agreement is another sign of Vista's failure.

The public reputation of Windows Vista can be described as 'a mess' at all. Most IT departments have not considered using Vista operating system. According to the survey results of market research organization Forrester as of June this year (the 18th month after Vista was launched) only 8.8% of corporate computers worldwide are running Vista. At the same time Microsoft seems to have put the development of Windows 7 on the agenda promising to release the next-generation operating system in 2010. All these provide ample reasons for the IT department to go beyond Vista and 'concentrate' on waiting for the release of the next-generation operating system Windows 7.

So what caused the current dilemma of Vista? Let us analyze the 5 reasons why Vista failed one by one.

  5. Apple’s successful demonization of Vista

Apple’s \u0026ldquo;I\u0026rsquo;ma mac series advertising cannot but be said to be a very clever creative not only a successful promotion I have developed my own products and also instilled into individual users' such a thought: Windows Vista has many vulnerabilities consumes resources and is poor in ease of use. After enduring Apple's two-year attack Microsoft has finally taken countermeasures recently launching the 'I'm a PC' series of advertisements to defend the honor of the Windows operating system. Although this move may restore some vitality to the Windows brand as a whole it is difficult to save Vista's decline.

4. Windows XP has a deep-rooted influence on people.

  According to IDC statistics when Windows XP was released in 2001 there were about 6 million computers in the world using Windows XP and more than 80% of personal computers were running the Windows operating system but they were divided into Two camps: Windows 95/98 (65%) and Windows NT/2000 (26%). One of the great goals of Windows XP is to integrate the code base of Windows 9x and Windows NT and Windows XP finally did this.

In 2008 there were 1.1 billion computers in use in the world and more than 70% of the computers were running the Windows XP operating system. This also means that nearly 800 million computers are running Windows XP which makes it the most widely installed operating system. Therefore it is very difficult to eliminate the impact of Windows XP on users especially for IT departments that deploy and integrate applications around Windows XP.

And believe it or not Windows XP will actually expand its market share in the next few years. why? In the next few years low-cost portable notebook computers and netbooks (netbooks) will flood the market. Although these low-cost machines are sufficient to provide users with a comfortable Internet experience for most users they do not have enough resources to run Windows Vista so they have to choose to use Windows XP or Linux. Intel expects that the portable notebook computer and netbook market will develop rapidly in the next year.
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