It’s Official: Vista is the New Coke of Operating Systems

Even Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer seems to concede that Windows Vista is an incomplete product that has fallen well short of the mark as a major extension of the hegemonic operating-system franchise. 

Yes, Vista is the New Coke of operating systems.

What’s particularly discouraging for Microsoft, not to mention its legions of customers, is that it took the Redmond behemoth five years to develop this failed product. If Vista is the New Coke of operating systems, perhaps Microsoft is becoming the Guns N’ Roses of operating-system vendors, taking longer and longer to deliver less and less (though Vista, like Axl Rose’s ego, is pretty bloated).

Welcome to the jungle, indeed.

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