Market demand for Vista drivers

Vista is running into trouble in the marketplace partly due to a shortage of
Vista specific drivers. Microsoft’s 64 bit Vista has not yet shipped.

I am puzzled at the lack of drivers for Vista, and want to know if:

1- There is a shortage of driver developers who know how to write Vista
drivers (a supply-side hangup)

2- There is weak market demand for Vista drivers (demand-side problem).

Anyone out there know what is going on?

Thanks

Eric

Eric Fowler wrote:

Vista is running into trouble in the marketplace partly due to a
shortage of Vista specific drivers. Microsoft’s 64 bit Vista has not
yet shipped.

Your second statement is *definitely* false, and your first statement is
almost entirely false. In all but a few instances, XP drivers work
without change on Vista. Driver support is not the problem.
Performance and annoyance have been the issues, in my view.

Driver support is a problem for Vista 64 (which is easily available by
retail), but certainly not Vista 32.

I am puzzled at the lack of drivers for Vista, and want to know if:

1- There is a shortage of driver developers who know how to write
Vista drivers (a supply-side hangup)

2- There is weak market demand for Vista drivers (demand-side problem).

Anyone out there know what is going on?

What is going on, mostly, is misinformation.


Tim Roberts, xxxxx@probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

Hmmmm… I recently built a brand spanking new 64bit Vista system with
released OS/drivers/apps and had no issues at all with anything other than
crappy bios releases from the platform vendor and a certain Very Large
Company that cannot seem to get its embedded sata raid controller right.
Once I disposed of the raid part of that all was well.

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 4:40 PM, Eric Fowler wrote:

> Vista is running into trouble in the marketplace partly due to a shortage
> of Vista specific drivers. Microsoft’s 64 bit Vista has not yet shipped.
>
> I am puzzled at the lack of drivers for Vista, and want to know if:
>
> 1- There is a shortage of driver developers who know how to write Vista
> drivers (a supply-side hangup)
>
> 2- There is weak market demand for Vista drivers (demand-side problem).
>
> Anyone out there know what is going on?
>
> Thanks
>
> Eric
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Mark Roddy

> a certain Very Large Company that cannot seem to get its embedded sata raid controller right.

Does it pose problems on Vista as well??? I thought that problems are limited to XP, because their driver has to be installed separately, but on Vista it ships with the system…

Anton Bassov

The inbox vista driver installs but the VLC has an update. After the
third or fourth disk corruption crash I re-installed to non-raid mode
and all was bliss. Of course that may very well be the bliss of
undetected errors.

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a certain Very Large Company that cannot seem to get its embedded sata
raid controller right.

Does it pose problems on Vista as well??? I thought that problems are
limited to XP, because their driver has to be installed separately, but
on Vista it ships with the system…

Anton Bassov


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