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Windows Vista, compared to its stable predecessor and successor, Windows XP and Windows 7 respectively, caused a series of issues and bugs which drove many close to the edge. In one case, a patch which was not installed all but collapsed an entire university network in England.
I had better not say another word, considering the word 'Vista' still counjours up so much anger across the ZDNet community...
Nokia, run by Stephen Elop, a former Microsoft employee, is now working with Microsoft. As if many didn't see that one coming. While Nokia holds the highest share in phone sales, Microsoft is trying to head in on Symbian's territory with its own mobile operating system.
However, it has not gone along without controversy or criticism. Investors were not necessarily happy, along with stakeholders -- the BBC reported.
Many have criticised the move, however, with some claiming that the Microsoft and Nokia deal breaks antitrust laws.
Windows has long been criticised for its platform and insecurities. Though Apple software has had more vulnerabilities than Windows, because it is used on a wider scale than Mac (taking up a vast majority of the marketshare), it is more open to attack.