Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:07 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y A Computerworld blog post reads: "You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop."
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RE[4]: I want some
by google_ninja on Thu 26th Jun 2008 01:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I want some"
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why? xp was stable and responsive, but it had no polish, huge usability issues, and was one of the ugliest operating system in the last 15 years. Vista is just as stable, more responsive, many of the usability issues have been addressed, and has a very nice aesthetic.

I have yet to have a blue screen, I have yet to experience weird bugs, I have yet to not have a program I need run, I have yet to have issues copying files.

As for my standards, here is a quick rundowns of my favorite operating systems at the moment.

My favorite consumer OS out there right now is OSX, which I find sets the bar at the moment in ease of use and innovation. My favorite server OS is win2k8, think that windows server has really come into its own. I like things like WMI, powershell, and group policy, and find them easier to work with and more fully integrated then anything else out there. My favorite hobbyist OS is Sky. I am really enjoying following its progress, and am constantly amazed at how much progress one man can do. However, this may change as once upon a time Be was my favorite consumer OS (I owned a bebox), and Haiku is really getting there. My favorite UNIX is Solaris, although that could stem from the fact that most of my experience with it was on the superbly designed SPARC stations. My favorite Linux is (and has been for almost a decade now) slack, one of the few which do not compromise on quality, and favor stability and simplicity over features.

I have a great deal of experience with and knowledge about operating systems, and have enjoyed tinkering with them since I was a child. I would consider my standards fairly high. The worst thing about vista is that its performance is inconsistent depending on what you are running it on, which historically has been the (virtually only) strength of windows. Second to that is its price. Since I paid about 80$ for it, and have had no issues with it, neither of those are problems for me. I also have no problem saying that it is far from the best out there.

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