WINDOWS is not doing terribly well. The margins are low and Microsoft relies on bundling alone (which requires a hardware buying spree). Looking at the past week’s news, there was one headline alone with “Vista” in it and just 5 clusters of headlines about “Windows 7″, 1 of which was a whitepaper.
Vista 7 is hardly mentioned these days, except for occasional complaints or PR fluff. Microsoft continues to improperly count “sales” and we have already explained how Microsoft fakes these to achieve an illusion of success. In many ways, Vista 7 is just Vista, but it looks a little different (notably the new deskbar). “Well the initial impression is how much it looks like Vista,” said Microsoft’s booster Jack Schofield about Vista 7, “Which I think is…uh…the thing I’m not supposed to say.”