An IT buddy of mine was recently telling me how IT experts were very unhappy with Windows Vista, and that the many in the IT community are gravitating toward recommending Windows XP over Windows Vista. As a matter-of-fact, Microsoft has extended the life of Windows XP, in essence giving support to is longer so people have the option to skip Vista and go straight to Windows 7 – go IT experts! So here comes Windows 7 and then, what? Magic? Well, I think Windows should run better – you know, be more secure and crash less, but maybe Windows 7 does have some magic.
There is no question Microsoft is good at marketing, the real question is can they deliver a more bullet-proof Windows OS that meets the marketing hype, and are they just making over Windows Vista? Will people switch from Vista to Windows 7?