Fanboys punish Goatberg for his disloyalty

Philip Elmer-DeWitt spanks Walt and does a fisking on Walt’s positive review of Win7, pulling out all the bad stuff that Walt snuck in there to create a post titled, “What’s Wrong with Windows 7.” But the real kick in the teeth is a discovery that Walt’s been reusing code.

Meanwhile, one of Elmer-DeWitt’s readers, Jon T. of Cardiff, Wales, dug up a remarkable similarity between Walt’s review of Vista and his review of Win7:

On Vista: “After months of testing Vista on multiple computers, new and old, I believe it is the best version of Windows that Microsoft has produced.”

On Win7: “After using pre-release versions of Windows 7 for nine months, and intensively testing the final version for the past month on many different machines, I believe it is the best version of Windows Microsoft (MSFT) has produced.”

See what happens when you cross us, Walt? Trust me, there’s more to come.

Art work by Jake. Much love.