Windows Vista just isn't as bad as widespread reports would have you believe. Granted, it might have been better, and users may have expected more, but, it's as stable and secure as most Windows operating systems.
Having been released over a year ago, Windows Vista has matured and the initial widespread driver incompatibilities are now a much rarer occurrence. Throw Vista Service Pack 1 into the mix and you've got an operating system that most system builders should be considering.
Still, the trouble for Microsoft is Windows Vista's perception. How do you make users who don't believe in your software, believe? Well, the Microsoft solution comes in the form of a nine-page document titled "Five Misunderstood Features in Windows Vista".
So, what are Vista's five most commonly misunderstood features? According to Microsoft's research, gathered from IT professionals, they are:
- User Account Control
- Image Management
- Display Driver Model
- Windows Search
- 64 bit architecture
Microsoft claims that these five items "often cause confusion and slow Windows Vista adoption for many folks". It hopes its article will help "provide their background and rationale, and present the straight scoop on how to deal with them."