" Vista was ‘less good’
A Microsoft exec has noted that having ‘bad products’ can hurt your market
By Stuart Turton, 17 Sep 2009 at 09:47
A Microsoft exec has admitted that "Vista was a less good product", as the
launch of Windows 7 looms.
The oddly phrased comment came during an investor webcast, when Charles
Songhurst, Microsoft’s general manager of corporate strategy, was asked how
Vista had affected the company’s fortunes.
"What people underestimate is the importance of good or bad products," said
Songhurst. "And sometimes your products are good, sometimes the products are
bad. And I think Vista was a less good product for Microsoft." "