Microsoft Doesn't Expect Huge Boost From Win7
Microsoft senior vice president Bill Veghte recently had this to say about the future Windows 7 release: "History would tell us that generally as you ship a Windows release into the market...the bump is very modest. You will see a little bit, but it is modest." Speaking about the business side of things, he sounded even more gloomy: "It will get drowned by the macroeconomic environment."
Still, we're a bit more hopeful about the Win7 launch, though it's probably not for a reason Microsoft wants. By and large, Vista has been so troublesome that many will jump at the chance to get away from it. We suppose there's no better way to get folks to upgrade than to give them a product that makes them yearn to see something different.