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[5]: 20 ways to flame Vista
by rayiner on Sun 4th Jun 2006 03:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: 20 ways to flame Vista"
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Yes, Quartz does compositing. OS X has been fully double-buffered, courtesy of Quartz Compositor, since OS X 10.0.

Quartz renders text using the graphics card, to the same extent WPF does. It renders them as bitmaps, using the GPU to perform the compositing operation. It does not draw glyphs as vector shapes using the GPU, but neither does WPF.

Quartz does keep rendered objects as textures in video memory. It has done this since OS X Jaguar.

The only significant difference between WPF and what OS X has in Tiger is that WPF rasterizes vector graphics via the GPU, while Quartz 2D does it in software (by default --- Quartz 2D Extreme can do it on the GPU, but is disabled by default because it breaks apps).

Now, Vista probably leverages GPU effects more than OS X does, but its not a matter of capability. If you can do something in WPF, you can most likely achieve the same effect using Quartz 2D and CoreImage.

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