In an interview with Maximum PC an anonymous Microsoft Windows Vista product manager sat down for a frank conversation about Vista’s launch problems.
Some of the very refreshing and honest points are:
- Instability thanks to bad GPU and/or printer drivers by third parties.
- Poorly implemented User Account Control.
- DirectX 10 should have been ported to Windows XP.
- OEM system builders are bad for including bad, buggy, or just plain useless apps on their machines in exchange for a few bucks on the back end.
- Games for Windows initiative is a disaster, with nothing more than 64-bit compatibility for games to show for years of effort.
- Apple is more appealing than Vista because “the hardware is slick, the price is OK, and Apple doesn’t annoy its customers (or allow third parties to).”
For the whole story check out Maximum PC here.