Not surprising.

Spurred by an e-mail from someone deep in the marketing ranks, Microsoft last week traveled to San Francisco, rounding up Windows XP users who had negative impressions of Vista. The subjects were put on video, asked about their Vista impressions, and then shown a "new" operating system, code-named Mojave. More than 90 percent gave positive feedback on what they saw. Then they were told that "Mojave" was actually Windows Vista.

Should get some content posted up on the Mojave Experiment website tomorrow, at the moment it's just:


duration: 3 days in San Francisco, July 2008
conditions: Partly Cloudy, 57 degrees
subjects: Over 120 computer users (Mac, Linux, Windows XP and Windows 2000)
hardware: An HP Pavilion DV 2000 with 2 GB of RAM
technical assistance: A retail computer salesperson
description: Subjects get a live 10-minute demo of "the next Microsoft OS" codenamed "Mohave" – but it's actually Windows Vista

The results?

See for yourself Tuesday, July 29th

Despite the FUD spread around by the press (who don't understand technology), and the anti-M$ brigade, Windows Vista is the best client operating system out there, it is far superior to Windows XP, which after using Windows Vista full-time for over two years now, feels extremely dated.