News: Ballmer on Vista: There's "Plenty More Where That Came From"

sdy284 - February 1, 2007 10:36PM in Operating Systems, Manufacturers

It has been a huge endeavor to get Windows Vista out the door, but according to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, there's "plenty more where that came from.” Sure enough, there is more to come starting with Vista’s first service pack which should be released before the end of 2007. There has been much speculation in the industry, however, that Vista (and similarly Office 2007) would be "last of its kind.” With the rise of the Internet and the "have it now" aspects of online applications like Google Docs & Spreadsheets and Google Calendar, many experts believe that Microsoft's model of doing business is going the way of the dinosaur. "Microsoft made Vista the old-fashioned way, as a single packaged product that it puts on a disk so users can buy it in a store and load it onto their computers," said Dean Takahashi of the San Jose Mercury News.