While I’ve had Vista installed on my office PC for the past
couple of months, it’s been second banana to my PowerBook. For
the most part, the Vista-PC combo at work has been relegated to
web browsing on another screen while I’ve been using the Mac to
do all the real work.
By sending me a laptop with Vista pre-installed, Microsoft has
actually managed to get me interested in Vista and giving it a
thorough look-see to see if “there’s really a there there.”
I’m not sure why this has erupted into such a little blog publishing world scandal. It’s certainly wrong for someone to accept one of these machines and then write about it without disclosing that it was a gift (or a review unit, or whatever you want to call it), but I don’t get why some people are so up in arms about Microsoft giving them out in the first place.