Tuesday, February 06, 2007

And More on Vista...

...with Apple's recent warning to iPod users that they should avoid Vista. According to the United Kingdom's Telegraph,
Apple, the long-standing rival of Bill Gates’s Microsoft, is urging users not to upgrade their PCs to the Vista system until it comes up with a compatible version of the software that runs iPods.

The article goes on to say that apparently Windows Vista can corrupt iPods, even if the user selects the "Eject Hardware Safely" option. And it also appears that Vista cannot play Apple's iTunes Store-purchased songs. In fact, the article says "Microsoft has already released a software update for Vista users so they can play their iTunes Store songs" Heh. Not even released a week and we already need a patch, Microsoft?

This is not good news for Microsoft. Vista has already been widely panned by a number of reviewers, and if iPods cannot be safely used with the new operating system, then Microsoft has a big problem. In conclusion, it seems the Microsoft, in their haste to release Vista, has once again released a not-ready-for-primetime product. They have long been infamous for releasing Beta-quality products and calling them final. The Vista operating system appears to be yet another example of this bad Microsoft habit.

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