Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Project Mojave... a slight rant

Project Mojave is a Microsoft inititive to prove just "how good" Windows Vista is.

They grabbed a bunch of "regular people"(1) who never used Vista before and made them try what they called was Microsoft's next operating system, Project Mojave. Then, they interviewed these people and put "some"(2) of the videos on this website:


Besides the clever "taste brand x versus our brand" approach, there are some things that really irritate me, probably because I am a bit opinionated as to the whole "Windows" and "Best Operating System" debate.
Some of the interviewees opinions on an [x,y] grid:

[3,4]"It seems like its really good for its time(3)... if its up against other systems, like a Mac system or something(4)... i would say this one has got probably the best features I've seen(5)"

[9,5]"Lets say Vista is a drink, what kind of drink is it? - Lets make it a Martini, its not too complex..."(6)

[7,3]"So what 3 words would you use to describe Mojave? - Easy...... (long pause)........ (longer pause)....Can i change it to convenient?"(7)

Seriously, you could go on for ages but dont get me wrong. I have seen it, tried it and its quite good, it was running on a core 2 duo 2 ghz with 3gb of ram, it's very pretty but... will it blend?


1 - Regular people? As in... Americans? Didnt think you could check on the rest of the world about what they think about Vista? Maybe UK, France, Japan, some of the thirld world will most definitely have an opinion since they probably have barely been able to afford a Windows 3.1 license and are stuck with it?
2 - Not all the videos were published, I think they missed this one for example: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3a2zqRc1jvs
3 - Yes, it requires 30th century hardware to run, and lots of it!
4 - Say it!!! Its called Linux and it kicks ass!!!
5 - Yes, because you have experienced so many operating systems, like... Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98se, Windows 98me, Windows XP... so yeah, sure, its got lots more features and some of the old ones too, like that pretty blue screen of death... oh, and by the way, Mac's operating system is called OS!!!
6 - And it helps if you've had some drinks before using it!
7 - It shows the quality of the people chosen for this project...i mean initiative......... can i say .... publicity stunt..... sorry scrap that... waste of time...

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