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In 2005, Microsoft claimed that almost all the mainstream computers capable of running Windows Vista operating system, and, indeed, after 2005, the major manufacturers sell PC is capable of running the system. However, for economic and practical reasons, people do not want to upgrade your hardware to run a new system of poor compatibility, slow. In January 2007, the Tom’s hardware guide published test results, data show that in the same configuration, Windows Vista applications and General running slower than Windows XP.
In their view, this performance degradation is due to Windows Vista in the midst of a huge design change, when there is no special consideration to operational effectiveness. They suggested that until the driver before you write efficient, users don’t need Windows XP into Windows Vista.
In March 2007, the United States of two consumer Dianne Kelley and Kenneth Hansen asked the Federal Court to prosecute Microsoft, computers purchased by charges above a “Windows Vista Capable” labels are kind of temptation to fraud, it turns out the computer can not run effectively purchased Windows Vista. Although Microsoft a lot of promoting users to upgrade the system, but no users are able to accept it and run faster. In the lawsuit, there are many Microsoft executives vented individuals in internal documents on Windows Vista is strongly dissatisfied with it.
As more notebooks powered by Windows Vista launch, Microsoft also received more criticism. Because the default open Aero Visual effects, with configured laptop running Windows Vista than Windows XP battery consumption, which reduces the battery life. But Richard Shim said this: “a new operating system due to demand for its new features and more hardware, need higher power consumption is to be stated. ”
In the early release of the system, user reports Windows Vista file operations unusually slow, perform operations such as copying, moving, deleting much slower than Windows XP, and every time you want to calculate the remaining time. Because they could not effectively perform basic file operations, Microsoft received strong criticism from many affected users. Later, Microsoft released patches, enhance file operation performance. The Windows Vista SP1, this issue has been improved. Caveat is that part that appears in pseudo-optimized “turn off remote differential compression is” hoodwinked.
Although Microsoft Windows Vista introduces DirectX 10, gives gamers a better gaming experience, but in the early release of the system, users reflect low gaming performance anomalies. At that time there were many games to Windows XP as a platform to develop, and the drivers for the video card graphics is not mature, therefore leads to this dilemma. The Windows Vista SP1, greatly improved game performance, even better than Windows XP.
In October 2007, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Eric Traut recognizes Windows is very huge and bloated operating system and stated that “as the core of all the work, consists of the kernel and other components of the operating system, you should in fact do is quite compact. “More shows to be called MinWin, micro-kernel, it uses 40MB memory space only. As a response to the increasingly bloated Windows, Windows 7 allows you to turn off more features, the system becomes more modular.
Microsoft had originally intended to emphasize the security of Windows Vista well, such as the BitLocker encryption technology, Windows Defender anti-spyware, Internet Explorer protected mode, the user account control (UAC), firewalls, IPsec, network access protection, and other security technologies. Microsoft claims that Windows Vista is by far the most secure operating systems where security is far better than Windows XP. That’s stood the test of time and market it?
Many users strongly criticized the user account control, calling it too many pop-up dialog boxes, cause a lot of inconvenience in the use of. Historically, Windows has long been the single user system, even in Windows XP (Microsoft’s first home for multi-user system) in the default user is an administrator, even if the user only need to complete some of the most common tasks. In previous Windows, administrators and ordinary users permission boundaries are rather vague, many third-party programs in design and not to follow the principle of least privilege, which makes even the most basic action to request administrator permission, causing the system to right to frequently pop up dialog box.
Ever since Windows XP SP2, Windows Firewall for protection against spyware, phishing and the threat of DDoS has played a very important role. Windows Vista has built-in two-way firewall (Windows Firewall Advanced Security, turned off by default). However, if you don’t make very complex manual configuration, it will be totally unable to do their part.
Microsoft declared Windows Defender full enhanced response capacity of Windows Vista for spyware. Spyware vendor Webroot was, however, most spy software this software has no effect. In February 2009, hacker said that Windows Defender is likely to be malware attacks Windows Vista springboard, because its malware detection engine present vulnerabilities. More examples abound.
Windows Vista compatibility press conference
In December 2006, PC World notes that: “the software compatibility issues that will cause the enterprise to update the operating system, because ‘ worry about cost and compatibility ‘ ambivalence. “In May 2007, Peter Gutmann,” said Vista is causing distress to the user, many existing applications in order to be compatible with the new system, you must override. “Many companies prohibit their employees from upgrading Windows Vista on their own.
As of July 2007, more than more than more than 2000 applications are compatible with Windows Vista. A year later, there are more than more than 77,000 applications support Windows Vista. Microsoft announce the list of compatible, indicates which application to meet its standards, even allow users to use virtual technologies, run software written for the Windows of the past. The Windows Vista SP1, this issue has been improved.
From May 2006 to October 2009, Apple launched the “Get a Mac” series of commercials a total of 66, is one of the most famous series of TV commercials in recent years. These ads a clear theme, is the argument for a long time, “Mac vs PC”. Apple invited Justin Long plays Mac, John Hodgman plays PC, which is full of vitality, which looked tired dull. The series style light humor with sarcasm, it is best for (has won numerous awards). Listed below a few typical.
In January 2007, Apple launched the “Get a Mac:Surgery” TV commercial. In advertising, PC in order to install Windows Vista, preparing for an operation, upgrading your memory and CPU. PC fear surgical procedure may occur unexpectedly, so the Mac said, unfortunately if surgery fails, he will leave its peripherals to Mac.
In February 2007, Apple launched the “Get a Mac:Security” TV commercial. In advertising, after you upgraded to Windows Vista PC, and a bodyguard. Mac and PC at a time when bodyguards are queried whether to allow outgoing/incoming information. The advertising whip kick to user account control, allows the audience to laugh or cry.
In May 2007, Apple launched the “Get a Mac:Choose a Vista” TV commercial. In advertising, because of too many Windows Vista versions, PC can’t figure out which version to choose, so he decided to use a large dial to select. But in the end, PC is go to “Lose a Turn”.
In November 2007, Apple launched the “Get a Mac:Podium” TV commercial. In advertising, PC like a politician, shouting “don’t ask what Vista can do for you but what you can do for Vista! From now on, buy Vista! ”。 But he and Mac says in company, three weeks ago, downgrade to XP, than to be happy.
Apple ridiculed PC came up with various ways there are many shortcomings, which contrast Mac facilitate easy, stylish and efficient. A long time, the Apple satire focused upon in Windows Vista. Disadvantages of Apple go around preaching Vista, makes Microsoft very uncomfortable. Microsoft at a cost of 300 million dollars to launch a series of promotional plans, intended to counter the competition.
After Microsoft released Windows Vista price, the major media criticism, pointing out that Windows Vista is really too expensive for users, but also very large price differences between different regions.
In January 2007, The Letterman noted that, according to current exchange rate, United Kingdom consumers to spend than the United States to nearly twice the price in order to get the same version of Windows Vista. Until after the official release, Microsoft’s price cut gradually. The 2012 London Olympic Games has used Windows Vista, officials say it is cheap enough, and powerful, driving stability, to avoid risks.
In July 2008, Bill Veghte declared, on Windows Vista in the enterprise market performed well, with great success. But according to industry sources, over Windows Vista Windows XP sales are still at that time, especially in the enterprise market. More HP staff pointed out that the unethical manipulation of sales strategy of Microsoft and Windows Vista sales figures were exaggerated. Subsequently, many enterprises skipped the version upgrade directly to Windows 7.
Microsoft has promised to users: use Windows Vista Ultimate users can download exclusive Windows Ultimate Extras feature priority, but at the Vista release of third year, had only four functions are available. Some users are irritated, they believe that Ultimate Extras release is too slow, too small, serious questions about the credibility of this value-added service. WindoWS 7 o’clock this function has been canceled.
In September 2007, Microsoft confirmed the downgrade plans. Under the plan, Microsoft will provide the OEM manufacturers with Windows XP Recovery CD, but only allows users of Windows Vista Enterprise and Ultimate editions degradation, concrete is decided by the manufacturer. Analysts believe that this is Microsoft’s intent to save Vista promotion blocked by “it” move enough to reflect Vista’s dilemma of how difficult it is. According to Dell, buy Windows XP systems more than twice times the number of whole machine is Vista.
In December 2006, the free software Foundation website BadVista.org. They claimed that Microsoft’s so-called new system Windows Vista, is simply routine hoodwinked, pattern to deprive the users of freedom. Official said that the site for the sole purpose of that is to focus on Vista’s flaws and vulnerabilities, expose the Vista marketing ruse, and paved the road to free operating systems for users.
Despite Microsoft’s Windows Vista has placed a lot of hope, but it listed did not like Microsoft is willing to quickly dominate the market. Because of its problems, successive bad-mouthing, competitors in the media cynicism, makes its reputation for sudden fall into the abyss. Failed to in order to get out of the shadows, scrubbing the company a negative image, Microsoft embarked on journey to salvation.
In March 2008, Microsoft officially released Windows Vista SP1 to consumers, this is the update for Windows Vista that addresses a lot of user feedback on a number of key issues. SP1 in addition to including previously released updates, also addresses some reliability, performance, and compatibility issues, and provides support for new hardware, and adds support for several emerging standards.
Beginning in 2008, Microsoft tried to promote Windows Vista image improvement plan, spend huge amounts of money publishing a lot of advertising. Also strengthened the promotion of enterprise, Vista and in early July of the same year to provide free technical support. Looking at the matter objectively, Windows Vista SP1 has solved many problems, but because of its negative image enjoys popular support, has long been unable to heaven.
Microsoft found that many users of Windows Vista is artificially distorting and effect. Seems to be Microsoft, launched as soon as possible Windows 7 the revamped “vest” to fundamentally eliminate the negative impact of Windows Vista on the company, or how to promote, and saved does not live by the media “murder” of Windows Vista. Speculation of stronger evidence of Microsoft’s Mojave experiment.
In July 2008, Microsoft bring together 120 Windows XP, Windows 2000, Mac and Linux users the Mojave experiment. First of all, Microsoft asked these users impressions of Windows Vista, they have poor impression, and some even hit zero. Zhihou, Microsoft shows a new system called Mojave, above 90% test to give a positive assessment. Finally, Microsoft testing revealed:Mojave is actually Windows Vista, were issued to test “Oh! Wow!” Scream sounds, and this is where Microsoft looks forward to a year ago. “Now decide for yourself.” Choose which system, by your own decision.
Windows Bill Veghte, head of the Department for this interview, pointed out that this is a new approach, seeking to give the right information delivered. He also pointed out that, in addition to the earlier encountered technical adjustments, Windows Vista now feel are the most major problems encountered. Steve Ballmer is also expressed in the memorandum: “the next few weeks, we will launch an advertising campaign, the Elimination of residual doubt customers on Windows Vista, redefining the meaning and value of Windows users. ”
Shortly afterwards, Brad Brooks publicly acknowledged Windows Vista there is a problem, he said, “we have to break a lot of things, which you do not apply, one might think Vista worthy of our attention. “He also mentioned criticism of Apple ads on Vista, claims will be combated, that Apple has passed kind of pessimistic, and in fact, the software must be integrated into all aspects of life.
In May 2009, Microsoft released Windows Vista SP2 to users, this is the update for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, which provides support for new hardware and emerging hardware standards, and has concentrated on improvements discovered through automated feedback, but includes all updates since SP1 was released.
October 23, 2009, Grand Windows 70 retail version released, one after another expert, media praise. This operating system has inherited the properties of the Windows Vista, optimized for a variety of performance issues, compared to versions before upgrading compatibility, includes various new features, improved user interface, the fastest to date sales of the operating system. Microsoft relies on Windows 71 before the snow
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