Windows Vista Loses Users

This is far from scientific, but I can tell you that there were an OVERWHELMING number of MacBooks at Gnomedex this year – including two of ours (one sponsored by Lijit and the other sponsored by Blue Sky Factory). As predicted many moons ago, Windows is bleeding influencers like never before… and the bad news keeps getting worse. Let’s see what Jim Louderback has to say about Vista:

I could go on and on about the lack of drivers, the bizarre wake-up rituals, the strange and nonreproducible system quirks, and more. But I won’t bore you with the details. The upshot is that even after nine months, Vista just ain’t cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can’t get Vista working, I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux.

Ouch. While I completely appreciate what Microsoft tries to do for me, I just wish they’d listen a little more… and stop making it so darn easy for power users to slip through their fingers. For documentation purposes, here’s what happened to me today: