In a now you see it, now you don’t, Microsoft pulled a Houdini when they yanked from their web site, 5 misunderstood features of Windows Vista. According to some sources UAC [User Account Control] has been a thorn in peoples side and along with a lack of software compatibility, has been one reason some businesses have not adopted Vista. There are other reasons that have added fuel to the fire of non adopters.

When you have millions of folks running around posting all over the internet, telling friends, family, whoever, that Vista sucks, that is hard for any company to overcome. Second you have Microsoft itself with Ballmer saying Vista is a work in progress. Who wants something that hasn’t been completed yet? Third is those PC vs Apple computers. If Apple wasn’t seeing an increase in sales, they wouldn’t still be running the ads. Have you noticed that there are no Vista commercials?

So since Microsoft has pulled the document that contained the 5 misunderstood features that Vista uses, we have no idea as to what they exactly were [UAC was one of them], or what the document said in its entirety. Oops! I did find this over at the Vista blog. The features were:

  • User Account Control (UAC)
  • Image Management
  • Display Driver Model
  • Windows Search
  • 64-bit architecture

But the link to the article to be downloaded is dead there as well. Oh well. We will just have to wait and see if it gets reposted again.

What do you think? Comments are welcome.

Vista blog site is here.

[tags]microsoft, vista, windows, uac, search, 64 bit, display driver, image management, features, document, internet, removed,  [/tags]