I know that I have been writing about Microsoft rather often lately, but today an article caught my eye, one that talks about Microsoft’s current strategy surrounding Windows Vista for businesses.
Microsoft’s advice? Don’t wait for Windows 7, buy Vista.
Anyone else out there intrigued that they seem to downplay the importance of a major release (Windows 7) as almost a maintenance release?
Windows 7 will be a release improving on the features of Windows Vista, without many large feature changes. While this approach may be good for businesses (think Ubuntu LTS releases), the average consumer may be left with another two years or so without a new system with better features. Apple also appears to be doing the same for their next release as well. If the above is true, that we will not see any new features or large advances in technology, we may very well see a temporary plateau form while systems lack any major changes.
Ironically, Ubuntu will be releasing new versions every six months with more features and more applications while the other companies, which either make fun of or ignore Linux entirely. They may actually need to catch up after the next couple of Ubuntu releases are out. It will certainly be interesting to watch.