It's as if they purposely put out a piece of rubbish so people would switch to the new version to fix the issues with Vista.
haha… I know their history of purposely doing stuff. I know for a fact a couple of things to substantiate that.
1. During the browser wars with Netscape Navigator, MS released new versions of IE through the internet (not the ones on CD) that intentionally broke Netscape Navigator and many peoples computer so bad, they had to reformat their computer, including mine. That is a fact.
2. Microsoft Money. Whenever a new version comes out, your existing version starts having problems. I don't use it, but my Brother has been using it for years and it happens every time they announce a new version and shortly thereafter the problems happen more often until your very annoyed and get the upgrade to fix the problem.
Vista basically flopped and wasn't the money maker that M$ hoped for. So to recover and hopefully make some money on the older successful Windows XP name, they have fixed many Vista problems, relaxed UAC, changed the GUI (again!) and the Start Menu (again!) and trashed the name Vista since it flopped and replaced it with Windows 7. It's only a modified Vista, nothing really 'new' about it. In fact it's version went from 6.0 for Vista to 6.1 for Win7. Plainly it isn't a new operating system. And M$ is running a brand new ad campaign which I call a Dog and Pony Show trying to sell it as something new.
They never add anything for the techies and make it easier to do system tasks. You always have to dig to find core tools or take the time to search the internet on 'how to fix', 'how to change', 'how to turn on/off' type features, that should be easily found without so much trouble. I'm sick of their game and disregard for backwards compatibility and for not keeping the customer No. 1. I won't even touch on licensing.. that dog has been beat to death.