Your right! It's all about the money, and it gets old seeing the richest person in the world cry poor mouth, and then having the nerve to stand there with a straight face and know Vista is selling for as much as it is!
I suppose there is also humor in the fact that Microsoft is waging this battle against pirated software, and yet think that raising the price of the operating system to over $400 will combat that! Yeah for Bill Gates to be so smart he missed the ship on that logic!
Now I just read an article that says that Apple will start charging for updates, and service packs, and the amount will be equal to the price of OSX! Do you get the feeling that Steve and Bill are having lunch together and Steve is tired of Bill sticking him with the check?
So lets review kiddies,
Price of RAM has skyrocketed because that 512mb that did you so well in XP is now pretty much worthless.
While Vista is supposed to run on an 800mhz processor, why is only the dual core processors the only ones that are vista certified?
According to Microsoft my mothers old HP will run Vista, but if you go look at the retailers, the high end systems are the ones with the Vista logo!
I ordered a new processor 2 weeks ago, this week it went up by $200! amazing that happened the same time Vista came out!
Will the poor PC guy on the Apple commercials finally get revenge by stating that yes macs do get viruses, and $129 for a service pack, who are you kidding Mac?
Now there is a ton of confusion about product keys, 32 vs 64bit, and upgrade versus retail, vs OEM, and it's only the beginning folks! This monster hasn't even been out a week yet!
I recieved an e-mail from one of the editors here claiming that Vista was nothing more then a service pack for XP. Interesting thought. When XP came out it was new, there was some real new technology behind it, and it lasted us for a lot of years!, sure it's had a ton of Service Packs, updates, etc., but you know what there are still a lot of life left in the ol' girl. Before XP Windows 2000 proved that it was a great improvement of technology over Windows 98. Now lets remember that the first release of 98 was a joke, and fast replaced with 98SE. And who could forget the joke of an OS called Windows ME? And as far as that goes I think that Windows XP MCE 2005 is pretty much a failure since you really don't hear much about it. Kind of makes you wonder if Vista will be another XP or are we looking at another flop.
Yes my friends it is all about the money, remember last summer before all the hype, when you could pick up the phone and order a new Dell for less then $300, kinda hard to do with an Operating system installed that cost more then that.
You know this is simple, it is like Coke(Microsoft) arguing with Pepsi (Apple) and meanwhile over in the corner is a kid with a lemonade stand that people are starting to look real hard at, why would I pay so much for so little when there is a kid (Linux) over there that would be very happy for my market share, his stuff is clean, I don't have to buy a $422 (Vista Ultimate at Best Buy) glass to put it in, I really don't have to upgrade anything to get what I need, what you have a 100 or so different varities? Free refills (updates, and upgrades), wait your telling me that most of it is free all I have to do is provide the container to put it in? And it will run great on my Mother's 6 year old glass (computer).
Yep for those that can't see the writting on the wall, and it would be fun to come back and read this, I bet by the time the next Windows, or MAC OS comes out the world will look a lot different, a little penguin will be a lot bigger bird.
I have used Windows since 3.0, I got it Free for buying it bundled with a logitech mouse, it didn't require registering, activation, and it sure wasn't on a DVD, the whole OS was on a handful of floppy disks. There was no CD key, there was no outrageous system requirements, I have had all the Windows versions since, NT, WFW, even ME, I now use 64bit software, because in this day and age of bloated software to combat the terrorists threat of viruses, spyware and other malware, we have to have huge amounts of RAM, extreme processors that we can overclock for even more, giant harddrives to hold this and still have room for afore mentioned malware.
And everytime they have something new, we throw our money at it, after all the kid at best buy that will start shaving next week said we had to have it!
Yes my friend it is all about the money and they all are getting rich from us, and I think the more I look at Vista, maybe all it is could be a $422 service pack for XP.