What Vista Was Supposed to Be

Vista has turned into a huge letdown for me personally. I think a few other people probably share that feeling. Longhorn promised revolutionary things for the Windows platform, such as a completely new file system. Weren’t there mentions of eliminating the registry?

The video above shows the concepts that Microsoft was pushing for its next-generation Windows. Looks pretty slick doesn’t it? Shouldn’t a 3 year old video be disappointing compared to the product that will ship in a couple months? Instead, I feel the complete opposite, what’s shipping seems to completely lack the vision of the original concepts.

I understand that things happen in development, and technical limitations and kill a few ideas… but I think this is a case of initially overselling a product that doesn’t exist, leaving reality to be a disappointment three years later.

Via: downloadsquad


Chris Owens