March 1, 2008
There’s nothing like airing your dirty laundry in public. It’s not the best PR move but unavoidable when your as large and high profile as someone like Microsoft.
It’s come to light that internal execs emails at Microsoft have been published and the emails discuss the fact that Vista is a resource hungry OS, what the base system requirements should be and that it may have been released a little early, before a lot of PC manufacturers were really ready. You can read some of these here (from APC), and they certainly are enlightening and highlight the internal politics in an organisation that size.
Also, here’s a few other choice leaked emails (linked from Seattle PI) from Microsoft over the years.