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Vista certainly had a less-than-smooth delivery, and there are still lingering issues that keep some away.   Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently addressed the issue in a speech he gave at Microsoft’s Most Valuable Partners conference.Here’s an excerpt:

“Windows Vista: A work in progress. [Laughter, applause.]  A very important piece of work, and I think we did a lot of things right, and I think we have a lot of things we need to learn from.  Certainly, you never want to let five years go between releases.  Can we just sort of kiss that stone and move on?  Because it turns out many things become problematic when you have those long release cycles.  The design point, what you should be targeting.  We can't ever let that happen again.”

While all this is very interesting in speeches and on paper, we’re looking forward to seeing how well Microsoft can actually execute on the goal of not having a repeat of the driver/compatability/stability/performance issues when Windows 7 launches.

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If it's still a work in progress in April 2008, why did Microsoft release it in January 2007?


Well,especially to make the users beta testers without their will,and they first had to buy the product! 


Microsoft loves to use you the public as Beta testers for their software, always have, always will.  If you think about it, they are getting away with not having to pay for people to test their software.  It seems that everyone nowadays use the end user as their software Guinea pig versus finding problems and fixing those problems internally.


ill at least give them credit for trying to fix vista in a decent amount of time 


well,they did not fix vista yet and it still runs much worse than xp 


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well,they did not fix vista yet and it still runs much worse than xp 

its clear it not fix, but at least i can see that they are trying to work at it, instead of just giving up and work on window 7 which it seems many people want

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 For me, it's a testament to how good XP is. Probably the best thing to come out of Redmond.