Microsoft must spend some days gazing around in a stupor. The company continues to print money yet its most recent product launch of Vista fell on deaf ears. Microsoft of course wants money, but it also wants to be thought of as a leader in the software world, and with Vista it is definitely following...but who it's following, nobody knows.
Now Bill Gates has declared that Windows 7, the next release of the operating system, won't be nearly as bad as Vista:
We're hard at work, I would say, on the next version, which we call Windows 7. I'm very excited about the work being done there...[which will require] lower power, take less memory [and] be more efficient.
Great! So...why buy Vista in the interim, which is by all accounts a memory and power hog, and is grossly inefficient? Customers seem to get Gates' logic, however, and have been buying Macs in droves which requires less power, less memory, is more efficient, and is a heck of a lot nicer to use. Thanks for the advice, Bill!