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June 17, 2008

Is Vista so bad?What is your favorite Windows OS -Vote Now

What is your Favorite Windows OS?
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows NT
Windows Me Editon
Windows XP
WIndows Vista
Vista might just become one of Microsoft's worst nightmares. Just when the users couldnt stop complaining about endless number of problems with the OS, A recent report from Evans Data shows fewer than one in 10 software developers writing applications for Windows Vista this year. Eight percent. This is perhaps made even worse by the corresponding data that shows 49 percent of developers writing applications for Windows XP.
Such appreciation for history is not likely to warm the cockles of Microsoft's heart, especially when Linux is getting lots of love from developers (13 percent writing apps for it this year and 15.5 percent in 2009). The Mac OS has rocketed by 380 percent as a targeted development platform. The numbers don't get much better for Vista in 2009: 24 percent (compared with 29 percent for XP).
Unfortunately, that improved security posture makes it more difficult for developers to write applications for Vista, and it also causes compatibility problems with older applications. Ironically, the wave of attacks targeting operating system vulnerabilities has largely passed, and today hackers have moved on to target applications. At the same time, Microsoft has provided iterative improvements in Windows XP security, bolstering its status as "good enough" and further eating into Vista's pie.

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