MicroSoft is taking a beating on this dog they call an operating system. With so much widespread disappointment, it’s not clear that Vista will gain much traction in the future.
Apparently, Balmer wants to blame piracy for poor sales of Vista. This news story has some other suggestions:
On a related note, perhaps the Vista packaging is to blame. It appears that so many folks were having difficulty in even opening the packaging for the Vista disks that MicroSoft had to create a tutorial for their users: Opening the Windows Vista Box
Perhaps this should have been a sign of things to come for these unsuspecting Vista users.