It just fails. Singapore, Feb 1 – 4 2007 was the big “WOW” experience if any of you still remembers. The delight of seeing all the nice looking shrinked wrapped copies of Vista and the so many versions of it, we’ll come to that, the nice looking pavilion, the tech talk to the public and demostration of Vista and Office 2007.
Shortly after that, was the yearly IT Show 2007. Over the peroid of March 8 to 11 2007, visitors were once again fed with eye candies of Vista, Office 2007, Microsoft, buy buy buy…
Then it hit those who has bought back in March. I was using Vista Enterprise around 2 weeks before the Singapore launch. Enterprise versions were given out to partners who had to rush to install their hardware like new PCs and laptops that are to be launched with Vista. I went back to Windows XP Pro SP2 in 5 days.
Choices, options. It’s just darn confusing for the average PC user. Everyone just want the Ultimate version. Fullstop. See the versions here. Ultimate, Home Premium, Home Basic, Business and Enterprise. Who cares what has this that the other editions do not have? Just get the one that has everything but wait. it’s $665SGD (Source) for the ultimate edition.
It just doesn’t work. Recent rollouts (bigger page) of workstations that will eventually replace SESOPS Windows XP SP2. Need I say more or why?
What failed then?
Developers not being able to get the drivers up in time for one. When Windows XP was launched, it was fairly easy to be able to switch over from whatever we were running then, Windows 98, Windows 95 even to the polish Windows XP. The look of it was just enough reason then drivers were of no problem for printers, graphic cards, motherboards, anything you throw at it.
Enter Vista, back in Feb 2007, I tried it and the frustration, the installation was fine even on my relatively new motherboard and everything (Asus P5WDG2-WS), even sound drivers was detected after the installation, I pretty much do not had to do anything for the bare vanilla version of Vista but there’s about where it all ends.
There wasn’t ways for me to burn DVD backups of my webservers using mine and I believe many others’ favourite Nero, CD/DVD image mounting tools crashes it (Daemon Tools), Games do not run at optimum performance thus a driver upgrade ws tried for the graphic card (XFX7800GT) followed by bluescreens and errors, I gave up. Went back to Windows XP Pro after a week.