Linked by Smith Johnson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:22 UTC
Windows According to at least one blogger, Microsoft should abandon Vista before it's too late. It would appear he's not alone in this opinion, as Microsoft has begun allowing users to downgrade back to XP. Amongst the reasons? Poor sales figures and shoddy Vista "Extras".
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Vista apologist - apply same logic to Linux
by JeffS on Fri 28th Sep 2007 15:27 UTC
JeffS
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2005-07-12

I'm seeing lot's of posts defending Vista and it's shortcomings. That's all well and good, and they all make good points.

But it's the same people, or the same kind of people, that will absolutely flame Linux, saying it's "not ready for the desktop", when something does not work as expected (even though that something is usually very easily fixed/configured, or the person simply isn't used to the Linux way of doing things), when they try it (if they actually try it) for the first time.

I'm just saying be consistent, folks. All technology has positives and negatives, and when something new comes out, there are going to be bumps, with Windows, Linux, Mac, or anything else.

As for Vista, my main concerns are threefold:

1. Built in DRM, that will restrict copying, and restrict what kinds of formats can be used.

2. Huge resource usage.

3. An always on "monitoring" service, which phones home about what you are doing with your computer.

As for all the other complaints people make, like driver issues, bugs, security issues, etc, all that stuff will eventually work itself out with service packs, and are to be expected with new releases.

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