Microsoft has another strategy to convince the public that Vista is now fixed and they want you to ‘look how far we’ve come’ campaign. Microsoft is going to try and convince the masses that Vista is great and better than the reputation that continues to haunt the operating system. Which may take some doing. On their website they state:

Windows Vista: Look how far we’ve come

When Windows Vista debuted in January 2007, we declared it the best operating system we had ever made. “Windows Vista is beautiful,” The New York Times raved. It’s humbling that millions of you agree.

But we know a few of you were disappointed by your early encounter. Printers didn’t work. Games felt sluggish. You told us—loudly at times—that the latest Windows wasn’t always living up to your high expectations for a Microsoft product.

Well, we’ve been taking notes and addressing issues.

So as we prepare to stop selling Windows XP on June 30, it felt like the right time to update you on our progress, highlighted by the recent release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).

While we’re at it, we’d like to clear up some confusion and lingering misunderstandings about Windows Vista—and our plans for its predecessor, Windows XP.

Microsoft also has a 100 reasons why section that makes for interesting reading:

1. Windows Vista makes using your PC a breeze

Windows Vista features a breakthrough design and easy-to-use organizational tools that make it simpler to get things done and get on with life! Find what you need instantly, on your PC or on the web, with Instant Search. Bring more clarity to your tasks with the spectacular Windows Aero user experience and Windows Flip 3D,A allowing you to see everything you’re working on at a glance.

Plus 99 more.

But what is confusing is this. If Microsoft has really sold 180 million copies of Vista, why the panic mode? Now that XP is no longer being offered on new computers, won’t this automatically force everyone into using Vista?

Naturally we consumers look a Vista differently than do businesses. It appears it is the businesses that are reluctant to switch. That’s where the money is. 🙂

What do you think? Comments as always are welcome.


Microsoft Site