The Windows SuperSite, in an article about Windows XP SP3 being “good enough”, discusses the “Windows XP and the Vista conundrum“:
I mean, imagine a case in which customers were allowed to choose between a previous generation Toyota Camry and the all-new, designed-from-the-ground-up 2008 model, and the customers actually chose the old version by a roughly 2-to-1 margin, despite the fact that the price hadn’t changed at all?
If that happened, the automotive press would be nearly unanimous in their conclusion that the new Camry sucks and is totally out of touch with what consumers want. Further, they’d be clear in their criticisms of Toyota.
For their part, Toyota may or may not choose to admit their blunder, or instead blame third-party suppliers, the press, and perhaps the customers themselves.
With Vista and the tech world, however, while most of the tech press knows it’s a disaster, Microsoft and their shills have admitted little more than a bare minimum of responsibility. Instead, it’s bad marketing. Or price. Or third-party drivers. Or nothing a Service Pack can’t fix. Or hardware. Or exaggerated reporting. Or just a perception issue.
And, apparently, it’s also those darn customers not wanting to move forward — as if they really wanted to wallow in a seven-year-old OS!
Whatever. The scenario the SuperSite describes will not occur because Toyota will not screw up their latest and greatest as badly as Microsoft completely and totally screwed the pooch on Vista.