Former Microsoft evangelist Robert Scoble, who now works at PodTech.net, recently said of Windows Vista: "This sucker is just not ready. Too many things are too slow and/or donit work." Noting that he has been involved in the Beta process of every Windows release since 3.1, he wrote: "Vista is starting to feel good, but it doesnit feel good enough to release to the factory in October. It feels like it needs a good six more months than that, which would mean a mid-year release next year."
He added: "If this ships in October, I will recommend not installing it and waiting for the first service pack. Thereis no way the quality will be high enough to trust it if it ships early. I hope Microsoft takes the time to do this right. If they donit Apple will have far more market share at the end of 2007 than it will if Microsoft ships a great release."
"Speaking of Apple," Mr. Scoble concluded, "they are readying a dizzying amount of new products. I wish I could camp out at an Apple store during the World Wide Developer Conference on August 7th. I wish I could say more, but thatid get me sued by Steve Jobs and I donit need that kind of heck right now."