Vista updating failed
Microsoft had become arrogant and obsessed with keeping hold of its Windows monopoly, and the company lost sight of its customers and missed massive opportunities like mobile.
While Apple was building a new touch interface for the i Phone, Steve Ballmer was making a Windows Vista mistake and spending huge sums of money promoting it with crazy games and other marketing campaigns.
Windows Vista started to get a reputation for being a resource hog, especially on laptops.
Vista also debuted just as netbooks were starting to get popular, and most PC makers opted for a Linux-based operating system or Windows XP as netbooks just didn’t handle Vista very well.
Codenamed Longhorn, Windows Vista was originally supposed to revolutionize Windows with a new file system and user interface.
Microsoft’s development of Longhorn spiraled out of control, and the company was forced to reset its plans and focus on shipping a stable version of Windows in the middle of its development phase.
Windows Vista might have helped set the foundations for the modern Windows that people now enjoy, but it will be forever remembered alongside failures like Windows ME and Windows 8 as yet another operating system that consumers disliked.
It did little to stem the flow of negative complaints around Windows Vista.
It was a big task that ultimately failed for Vista, and Microsoft ended up integrating parts of Win FS into its SQL Server product.
Windows Vista also introduced a new Aero user interface.
Windows Vista truly highlights Microsoft’s missteps in both Windows and its internal company culture.
With Satya Nadella now at the helm of Microsoft, there are many signs that the software giant has realized those mistakes and is now listening to customers and tweaking Windows 10 so it’s continually getting better.