Call it grasping at straws. Call it the last hurrah. Heck, call it whatever you want the fact is a series of recent event suggests more than a little bit chomping out West.
Last's start with this one, Microsoft goes on the green offensive, claiming that the power saving features in Vista will 'massive' reduce carbon emissions. Uh huh. Maybe, tops, $20 per year per computer, and corresponding carbon. That's non-sneezable, but it will take a long time to payback the $400 for the OS at that rate. Ok, so the white paper says you can save between 23 and 46 Brit pounds per year - Rupert Goodwins called those numbers "fun and games"; let me repeat that. Rupert Goodwins called those numbers "fun and games".
There's a few more nails here, Adobe turning down the Vista updates, PC makers claiming Vista sucks (their words) , 'Soft loosening the license terms for virtualization. To badly cross metaphors, Vista is in a pit, digging a hole, while excavating a cave, while chipping away at a chasm. Truly. Madly. Deeply.