Speaking Thursday at Gartner's Symposium/ITxpo conference in Orlando, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told those in attendance that if people want to wait for Windows 7 and leave Windows Vista to the suckers, that's perfectly fine with him.
"If people want to wait [for Windows 7] they really can," he said. "But I'd definitely deploy Vista.
"Our next release of Windows will be compatible with Vista. The key is let's get on with it. We'll be ready when you want to deploy Windows 7," he added later.
Well, Steve, I can't help but agree with you on this one. Why not wait for Windows 7? All I've heard from the Microsoft camp over the past six months is how wonderful Windows 7 will be and that although its issues are being fixed, Windows Vista just won't be able to stand up to the capabilities its follow-up will offer.
Heck, I'm sure many people and companies would have liked to deploy Windows Vista, but after hearing you, Bill Gates, and the rest of the Windows team discussing Windows 7, you've made our decision simple: let's just wait for Microsoft's new operating system and forgo Vista.… Read more