Okay, so Vista wasn’t a hit when it arrived but things are changing and as Ed Bott points out the campaign is just beginning to surface. The ad above goes to “Windows Vista: Look how far we’ve come.” which then offers this
When Windows Vista debuted in January 2007, we declared it the best operating system we had ever made. “Windows Vista is beautiful,” The New York Times raved. It’s humbling that millions of you agree.
But we know a few of you were disappointed by your early encounter. Printers didn’t work. Games felt sluggish. You told us—loudly at times—that the latest Windows wasn’t always living up to your high expectations for a Microsoft product.
We know that’s what some people are saying on the Internet. And in its early days, Windows Vista did experience some compatibility problems. But thanks to our industry partners’ efforts during the past 18 months, here’s where things stand today.
and there follow a list of stats such as
- Windows Vista now supports 77,000 printers, cameras, speakers and other devices.
- Over 2,700 software programs are now certified to work on Windows Vista, including 98 of the top 100 consumer applications.
- 62% of small business said Windows Vista saves them time, and 70% said that it makes them more productive, according to an independent survey
- 71% of Windows Vista customers liked it better than their last operating system.
Not a bad start but a long way to go.