Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jan 2008 11:59 UTC
Windows "Windows Vista didn't make a smooth market entrance; in fact, nearly every aspect of the operating system has been attacked since its release on January 30, 2007. Multiple SKUs allegedly confused customers, anti-DRM groups disliked Vista's Protected Video Path and its overall DRM friendliness, and Microsoft's definition of 'Vista Capable' got the company sued. Toss in a plethora of bugs and the usual consumer backlash over GUI changes, and you'd think consumers would be avoiding Vista in droves. According to new information, however, they aren't - Vista's adoption rate over the past year actually exceeded XP's in 2001, and consumers apparently choose Vista over XP by a 7:1 margin."
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RE: *sad face*
by Snifflez on Tue 8th Jan 2008 05:17 UTC in reply to "*sad face*"
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You've actually _used_ Vista -- as in, say, for the past seven months, at least five days out of seven? No? Then, of course, you "sure as heck didn't experience half the problems" some of us had run into.

Let me enlighten you, my ignorant friend: Vista, when being used _regularly_, is a convoluted mess. Ever tried to set up a different WEP key for your wireless card -- tell me, how many screens does it take vs. how easy that used to be in XP? Or, how about trying to make _all_ your folders behave exactly the same, even if all you want is contents being sorted by file type, _consistently_, everywhere, regardless of the folder's contents? And what about splitting the good old Display Properties dialog into 10 different pieces -- why was that necessary? What about the consistent, across-the-board hiding of advanced features from us, power users?

Open your eyes, pal: this is not some oh, so convenient for you and your ilk "Vista bashing" -- no, for the most part, this is valid criticism of the operating system in question. Vista is a mess. Abandon your over-rated Mac and try to use Vista daily instead -- for about 6 months, just like the rest of us forced to adapt to that piece of donkey crap. Let's see what you have to say then.

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