Microsoft Knew About the Problems But Launched the Product

The news items cross the service and, for a brief moment, there is doubt. There is the ‘they wouldn’t do that’ moment. And then more and more news services carry the story. And all one can do is shake one’s head:

“Microsoft executives believed there were serious problems with Vista’s driver support when the OS launched, according to internal emails unearthed during a court case.”

link: Microsoft emails reveal Vista driver fiasco

additional link: Microsoft execs saw problems with early Vista

Microsoft people, at the highest level of management, knew that Vista had a problem. And yet the product was launched. This is knowing that people would spend money, install an insufficient product and have a whole load of computer problems.

“Righto” … as Steve Ballmer would say.

Catherine Forsythe
Director of Operations

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