I know that talking about Windows Vista has almost become a blog meme lately, but frankly the suspense is killing me. It seems like everywhere you look, there’s a cloud over Vista:
Lockergnome is wondering why Vista news is so quiet.
That’s all you’re hearing about it is bad news. Some are calling it “Windows ME 2”, after the Windows ME system which also failed to win the show.
But it may also mean something different, which I haven’t seen anybody else ask: Could the PC market be stagnating? After all, when it’s all said and done, maybe there just isn’t enough room for improvement any more. When the biggest software company in history can’t sell the first new operating system they’ve produced in seven years, something tells me the market has changed.
Perhaps we even have a tech-savvier market now than we did ten years ago. At some point, you’d have to have a greater percentage of people who know how to upgrade their PC manually, browse an alternative market like Mac, Linux, BSD, or Solaris, or people who are just happy with what they have. There really isn’t that much today’s machines can do that a machine from 5 years ago can’t – the first time in history we’ve been able to say that.
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