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MS Vista Not Compatible With SQL Server

December 18, 2006 at 23:43 · Filed under microsoft, os

This is an article by Fortune’s Owen Thomas on Vista not being compatible with SQL Server. An excerpt:

‘But now Microsoft has a problem. Vista, its long-awaited update to the Windows operating system, can’t run the current version of SQL Server. The company is working on a SQL upgrade that is compatible with Vista – called SQL Server 2005 Express Service Pack 2 – but it’s in beta and can be licensed only for testing purposes. Microsoft hasn’t set a release date for the new SQL program.’

Microsoft is making the world worse with Vista.

That’s two of their own products not compatible. Zune and SQL2005. Another good reason to use a nicer operating system, like OpenBSD, Mac OSX or if you’re in the corporate world Solaris

(Via Slashdot.)

Terence said,

December 19, 2006 @ 10:54

There’s a fundamental assumption here that each new release of MS OS is supposed to make the world better 🙂

MS is a corporation, they have a charter. That charter is to make money for the shareholders. If they can make an OS which is shinier and looks nice, then the product can appeal to more people. In doing so, it has an enhanced ability separate money from them. The mindset of the market segment is a factor.

I’ve heard it said that a corporation doesn’t sell products, it sells ideas. The products are a vehicle for that.

That’s the bottom line. Virtue has nothing to do with any of it.
You can only be disappointed if you expect differently.

I will probably end up using vista when some direct-x 10 games come out on it that I am really interested in. But at least I have no illusions.

Lantrix said,

December 27, 2006 @ 12:23

I agree, but who is making that assumption? Is it big business? Is it every user of Windows XP who sees a shiner Vista on the horizon?

You are right. In the end it is about money because Microsoft IS a business, and a business needs to remain profitable.

Now as a consumer, I choose where to put my money. I choose no more Microsoft at home or on my business development systems.

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