Linked by Neeraj Singh on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:02 UTC
Windows If you shout something loud enough and many people are saying it, does it become true? Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Linux advocates, such as Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols) have a psychological need to find Vista lacking. Mr. V-N has predicted that Vista will have all manner of problems, so his clear interest is to point out everything that is wrong with the OS. Who cares if he has to even make some stuff up?
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one sentence is true
by Ford Prefect on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 23:43 UTC
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"MSFT may not be as nimble as Apple or as well-regarded as Google, but they still have large cadres of talented engineers."

The rest of the article sounds ... na´ve to me. Sorry, but Vista is in many regards a big disappointment, first of all for Microsoft. It's ok to address false claims about Vista, but the overall tone of this article just doesn't reflect how Vista is, either.

What lets me down most is how many good things Microsoft could do in its position, but seems to even fail to think about. Microsoft would have had enough power and breath to get rid of all of its relics, and to propagate new ways of computer usage.

Instead, they use all the time to release just another crappy instance of the same old system (I'm not talking about code here, but about overall design). Fine, they have new user-space audio with the side-effect of impossible hardware-acceleration on it. But how much help is this, when on the other side file system folders have to be faked to keep the system running?!

Edited 2007-04-23 23:47

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