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1/11/2007
  Allchin: Vista is a Pig
Nearly retired Microsoft honcho Jim Allchin's infamous "I'd buy a Mac" email shows he wasn't totally asleep. He impotently laments to BillG and SteveB about the exact same problems that all the rank & file 'Softies over on MiniMSFT bemoan: bureaucracy, lack of passion, gold-plating, etc.

Just in case the recent media hype about Windows Vista has confused you, back in 2004, Allchin wrote: "LH is a pig". LH stands for Longhorn. Longhorn was the codename for Windows Vista. Ergo, Windows Vista was a pig back in 2004. And it still is - despite Allchin's attempt at revisionism.

Here's what Allchin - ostensibly in charge of Vista - wrote during it's development:

I think our teams lost sight of what bug-free means, what resilience means, what full scenarios mean, what security means, what performance means, how important current applications are, and really understanding what the most important problems [our] customers face are. I see lots of random features...

Just remember that when you go to upgrade. The guy in charge thought it was crap.

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