This argument does not hold.
Originally Posted by CommonTater
Vista was shipped on all new computers sold, too. Yet, it never surpassed XP in terms of market share.
Have you made sure the drivers are properly written for 7? Have you made sure there is no other "crap" interfering? Have you made sure the test is ... I don't know, comparable?
If yes, I'll believe you. Unfortunately Microsoft built lots of new foundation work with Vista, some perhaps not all that good.
And now they have to work with that.
But there already is one such version -- DOS! Why don't you use it?
Were Microsoft to get their (stuff) together, they would strip out all the crap --dvd burners, animated sillyness, etc. etc.-- that most people don't use and come out with a "no nonsense" version of windows stripped right down to the barest essentials... THAT I would go for.
You are not a big company like, say, Sony.
AND... most of the time it isn't because there's an actual problem one can put a finger on... I have systems out there that have been running behind hardware routers with Windows firewalls defeated, no virus checking, half their services shut down and networking wide open for YEARS without a single problem. Turn on Automatic Updates and I spend the next week running around trying to fix the unholly mess Microsoft has caused me.
You are not constantly under attack by big, savvy hackers.
Although I do agree about automatic updates screwing up more than fixing.
You need to learn that if we adhere to that rule, we'd be stuck with DOS.
Simple, rule... old platitude... if it ain't broke, don't fix it... Microsoft needs to learn that.
Sometimes I am amazed on how much common sense you lack.
I am constantly amazed at the glaring lack of common sense I see so often in this industry...