Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Jun 2006 19:51 UTC, submitted by Tyr.
Windows Computerworld's Scot Finnie details 20 things you won't like in Windows Vista, with a visual tour to prove it. He says that MS has favored security over end-user productivity, making the user feel like a rat caught in a maze with all the protect-you-from-yourself password-entry and 'Continue' boxes required by the User Account Controls feature. "Business and home users will be nonplussed by the blizzard of protect-you-from-yourself password-entry and 'Continue' boxes required by the User Account Controls feature, for example." Update: Apparantly, Vista Beta 2 sucks up battery juice much faster than XP does.
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RE: Screenshots tell it all
by segedunum on Sat 3rd Jun 2006 17:45 UTC in reply to "Screenshots tell it all"
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You've raised a number of good points there, many of which I thought when I saw those screenshots but couldn't be bothered to write them down. Surely Microsoft have finalised the UI and know pretty much how it should look and be structured now they're in the beta phase?

Alas, no. Microsoft have got a huge complex about Mac OS X (and some Linux desktop stuff) and have thrown a number of UI elements and features together, hoping that if they throw the jigsaw pieces high enough then they will all land in exactly the right places.

5) Don't even get me started on the sidebar. Apple tucks Dashboard away conveniently behind a hotkey, and Microsof takes up a good amount of your horizontal space for it?

Cynically, I would say that Microsoft are trying to get on the side of hardware vendors here in order to try and get you to buy widescreen monitors you don't need.

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