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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RE[5]: Indeed, a little lie
by alexandru_lz on Sat 26th Jul 2008 10:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Indeed, a little lie"
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Just two points:

1. Bad press was coupled with extremely bad and unrealistic advertising. On one hand, some of the announced features didn't make 'till the end. Some of them, like WinFS, were not really useful, but it doesn't make for a good image. Second (and with this one, it certainly didn't win back any users), it had a very idiotic way of presenting every new feature as something revolutionary, even though other operating system had had it for months or even years, or could easily be added to Windows XP through a couple of third party programs. Not moving from XP to Vista is not only due to bad image, deserved or not, it's also due to Microsoft not giving absolutely any damn serious reason to move to Vista. Well, apart from the usual vendor lockdown issues which will appear shortly. Is there any groundbreaking feature that Vista has and you can't get from XP? No? Then why spend the extra $$$, and quite possibly upgrade the computer?

2. I'm not sure what took you so long when installing Debian. It took me less than two hours to do it on my laptop, and that includes a shiFtload of packages.

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