Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:04 UTC
Windows As someone who uses Windows Vista practically daily, I've always wondered where all the negativity in the media comes from. Sure, Vista isn't perfect (as if any operating system is), but I just don't see where all the complaints are coming from. It runs just fine on my old (6 years) machine, all my software and hardware is compatible, and it's stable as a rock. Microsoft has been wondering the same thing, and after a little test, they may have found out why people seem to dislike Vista so much.
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Indeed, a little lie
by diegocg on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:31 UTC
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You know. You just have to encourage people to try this new version that its SO much faster....and guess what? People will try it and say that its SO faster.

Even if theres NO change in the new version.

It's called placebo effect. Make people think that they're getting something better, and they'll think it's better. Apparently Microsoft want us to think that Vista is good trying with us the placebo effect. Except that in the real world, you can't use the placebo, only vista is left.

The fact is that vista sucks. A friend of mine did buy a new notebook. 1GB of ram. Not only he can't use Aero, the less power-hungry graphic system is also slow. Opening a explorer window can take seconds (with processor set to use the maximum performance). Many times things take ages and hit the disk like mad. And there's no extra programs installed, there's not even an antivirus installed (no, it doesn't have virus). It takes ages to bootup. Programs like paint have almost not been updated since windows 3.x (seriously, who wants to pay a license to use the same program recompiled for the new system). The usability of everything related with the new "network center" is awful. There're several dialogs with 9x usability still being used (see "Carpet Options"). The browser-paradigm (back/next arrows) of the control center and other places is ugly aswell IMO. The new features, like the integrated search, are not used in programs like notepad, which keeps the old search dialog from 9x days.

In general, you could say that they have a lot of problems related with "we-want-to-use-new-UI-conventions-but-we-won't-update-most-of-the-O S-GUI-because-people-only-knows-the-conventions-of-w9x"

Seriously, I don't see how people can like vista. I imagine that people that can handle big amounts of shit could get used to it, but I don't think many of us are like that. Vista makes me want to use Ubuntu, and dude, that's a huge problem considering how much the linux desktop still sucks.

Edited 2008-07-24 22:34 UTC

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