11 Total Quotes

Jim Allchin Quotes

Product quality was the first priority on the first day of Vista (development) and we won't compromise on that. We needed just a few more weeks and that put us in what we would call a bubble where some partners would be impacted more than others and we decided to optimize it for the entire industry.
Jim Allchin
#Compromise

We're obviously going to spend a lot in marketing because we think the product sells itself.
Jim Allchin
#American Businessman #Marketing

It?s not new work that we?re adding. It's simply ... [work in] continuing to make this the most safe and secure system that?s ever been.
Jim Allchin
#Work

We're just trying to be responsive to their concerns and also be forthright about where we are in terms of being a few weeks late for quality.
Jim Allchin
#Trying

Quality was the No. 1 thing that we focused on here, and we feel good enough to lock that date in. It would have been nice to make the back-to-school time frame for pre-loading, but quality came first.
Jim Allchin
#Quality

We still feel very good we can get it to broad availability this year. If the team gets in trouble about quality, I will delay this product.
Jim Allchin
#Trouble

You can have nice--some people might say interruptions, or things that are bothering you. On the other hand, it's a way to keep noticing what's happening in your business.
Jim Allchin
#People

There is a few weeks' delay because the partners had asked. This is a major release and it takes a lot of time to do the appropriate qualifications. Some of the manufacturers have their systems built off shore. There are logistics that have to take place here and we are not experts on that.
Jim Allchin
#Delay

We're on track to complete Windows Vista this year, but quality is the top-line message.
Jim Allchin
#Quality

I am a hard-core believer that the clean desktop is the way to go... At the same time, we told OEMs that if they were going to put a bunch of icons on the desktop, then so were we.
Jim Allchin
#Technology