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Consumers Voting with Their Downgrades

Vista has more features, and is far newer than XP. And it actually costs money to remove the new Vista and install the seven-year-old XP.

So why would over a third of new PC customers go through the trouble and expense of downgrading to XP? Because XP works!

There are many people that like Vista -- even some that really like it (though I have yet to hear the word "love" used). But for way too many, Vista is slow, unpredictable and incompatible. Microsoft needs a Manhattan Project to fix or replace Vista tout de suite. After all, as Bill Gates used to say, "It's only software."

How would you fix Vista? Send your best to [email protected]. Hopefully, Microsoft will be reading.

Posted by Doug Barney on August 28, 2008


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