March 24, 2006

business2blog: B2Day : Can Sinofsky Help Microsoft Make the Leap From Vaporware to Perpetual Beta?

business2blog: B2Day : Can Sinofsky Help Microsoft Make the Leap From Vaporware to Perpetual Beta?: "The new boss of Microsoft’s Windows division, Steven Sinofsky, is a bit of an aberration on the Redmond campus. As head of product development for Office, he is actually known for delivering software products on time (well, he was known for that until it was revealed yesterday that Office 2007 will be late). " The amount of fuss over the delay is just enormous if you ask me. For one - Windows has never been shipped on time, it's always been delayed. Second the number of delays of Vista are no worse than what we've seen in the past. Third I understand that because they've been late in the past, doesn't mean they should be late again.

Who really needs Vista this year, aside from MS? I have XP running right now, I'm far from being tired of running XP. I have Vista installed as a beta, it's nice, funky, but to me this is all curiosity, XP is cutting the muster for me just fine.

On the other hand some people are freaking out at the stability issue and how the sky is going to fall on our head regarding Vista. Some are saying they will need to re-write millions of line of code before shipping. I'm a sampling of one, not very meaning full, take it for what you paid for, MS has been shipping software for more than 25years, I don't believe they would have let it go that bad before making corrections.

No comments: