One way to improve a product is to invite critics (common folk, not the usual computer experts) to give them a sneak peak of it's successor and use their criticism to build a better product. Microsoft convinced hardened Windows Vista critics to take a sneak peek at the new Windows operating system codenamed Mojave.
A process that is happening weekly throughout the country but this time with a twist that puts most psychological experiments to shame. Windows Mojave was Windows Vista. The same product. The critics did not seem to realize and apparently loved the new operating system. More than 90% gave positive feedback on the operating system which is incredible if you consider that all gave negative feedback about the same product earlier on.
I would like to point out one thing that has to be considered though. The computer running Windows Mojave was surely a top notch state of the art PC while the previous negative experience with Windows Vista might be related to the computer it was installed on.
Vista demands faster hardware than Windows XP does to run properly and users cope with that situation by disabling certain features that make Vista look prettier than the default XP.
It's still an interesting experiment. One could say that many users criticize Windows Vista without having used it for a longer period in which they were able to really experience the operating system. It's strange that most critics did not discover that they were reviewing the same product.
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