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Jul 20 2010   6:15AM GMT

Death at a Funeral: Discussing the untimely demise of Vista at XP’s wake

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

We’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching lately here at the Enterprise IT Watch blog. Like the loss of any trusted friend, the recent passing of Windows XP on July 13th has us reminiscing about successes and failures of past Windows operating systems. And it looks like we’re not the only ones; check out the Twitter conversation I eavesdropped [below] regarding the general attitude toward Vista. Do you think the multitude of problems from the get-go contributed to Vista going down infamously in OS history? Or do you think its downfall was amplified by Microsoft’s broken promises, that it was eventually mended to a working and even satisfactory operating system?

Did you bypass Vista altogether or are you still using it? What is it going to take for you to upgrade or migrate to Windows 7?

We’d love to know your relationship with past Windows operating systems, and how that affects your attitude toward current offerings such as Windows 7 and rumors of Windows 8. So sound off! And if you see @johnobeto or @techmute around, tell them we’d love to hear the rest of this debate!

Want to see what others on Twitter are saying about Windows 7? Check out our Windows 7 Pros Twitter list and share any interesting conversations or debates with us!

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.

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  • Dee101
    I started all client replacement machines on Win7 in November 2009. While I support it, I did not recommend vista to anyone (used the XP option, and still support it). Vista had some great potential, but even at SP2, it is too easy to make it unstable. Win7 is more Vista SP2+ than most would like to admit, but it has performed better out of the box. I will look at Windows8 -- but am unsupportive of the quick launch anticipated. MS should take more time between and ensure stability.
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    [...] Vista was a flop in many ways, it was still the most secure version of Windows to date. So news that Windows 7’s security [...]
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