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Microsoft Hits Back on Vista

A few weeks ago, a senior Microsoft executive told partners that the company was drawing a "line in the sand" that it would not allow Vista critics to cross.

Well, chalk up a first victim. Forrester Research analyst Thomas Mendel got a face full of sand from the software giant late last week. On a Vista blog, Chris Flores, a director at Microsoft on the Windows Client Communications Team, lambasted Mendel and his report. Wrote Flores of the Forrester report: "This appears to be more focused on making sensationalist statements."

You can read Flores' blog entry here. You'll notice that comments on the blog are decidedly mixed.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has also started an Internet-based campaign to lampoon negative impressions of Windows Vista at mojaveexperiment.com.

Posted by Scott Bekker on July 29, 2008 at 11:58 AM


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