According to Microsoft officials Windows Vista will have 2750 new features. There was a detailed discussion about the major features like WinFS and NGSCB which were planned for Windows Vista, but had to be cancelled due to time constraint. I always said that these major features, which seem to be so important because every journal talks about them, are not the part of an operating system that's decisive for its success.
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Windows' success on the desktop is not dependent on some special features that makes it better than Linux or Mac but rather to the countless details, the many specific features that the other operating systems lack.
This is also one of the reasons why Microsoft Office is successful. Most people need only a few of the features, but everyone uses some features which are not available on competing office suites making these relatively unimportant features a decisive force in the success of an office suite and, of course for a desktop operating system.
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Yesterday I read an interesting article about the changes of Group Polices in Windows Vista. This is a good example for my argument. Some system administrators wouldn't change to an operating system which doesn't have a similar feature. And some sysops will again go for Windows just because of those interesting changes in Group Polices of Windows Vista.