Now this is old school. Microsoft is showing an incredible degree of arrogance here in forcing the adoption of Vista into the market and running and incredible risk.
My guess is that this is the last time that they’ll be able to pull this stunt.
Why? Well given their current development timeframe (7 years for vista) by the time a new release is out, there will be customer choice in the market. That being SaaS delivered applications, accessed by linux powered PCs.
The irony is, if MS was actually a SaaS company, this wouldn’t be an issue.