Windows Vista didn't make a smooth market entrance; in fact, nearly every aspect of the operating system has been attacked since its release on January 30, 2007. Multiple SKUs allegedly confused customers, anti-DRM groups disliked
Small businesses definitely prefer Windows XP to Vista (70 percent to 30 percent), only 7 percent of consumers appear to be opting for Windows XP over
There's been a bit of a tussle over these numbers. PC World's Techlog recently published an article stating that by the end of its first year, Windows XP accounted for 36 percent of that site's users, while
While Bott makes no statements regarding the current total number of XP users vs. the number of
Battlestar Galactica's sexy Cylon Six summed up the current controversy when she said, "All this has happened before, and all this will happen again." Vista will inevitably supersede Windows XP as the dominant OS, and all the tongue-in-cheek "I upgraded to Windows XP" articles, criticism (valid or not), and frantic pleas from Linux users that this time they really are a mainstream alternative isn't going to change that. Consumers may or may not like
In time, Microsoft will release another OS (Windows 7), and the entire cycle will repeat.