Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Dec 2008 23:44 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Windows I'm sure you're all still (sadly) familiar with the recent 'debate' I had with InfoWorld's Randall Kennedy, which detailed a lot of silly things. The seed of that discussion was planted with Kennedy's first article which, among other things, claimed that Windows 7 performed similarly to Windows Vista (meaning, slower than XP). Leaving the thread count discussion behind, Kennedy did include a benchmark which showed that Windows 7 performed similar to Windows Vista. There's a new benchmark out now, comparing a slightly more recent build of Windows 7 to Vista RTM/SP1 and XP SP3, and in these tests, Windows 7 blows all of those out of the water.
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UAC and Windows
by centos_user on Mon 15th Dec 2008 00:11 UTC
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Has anyone seen the Apple commercial demonstrating UAC and asking for permission to do anything this is just ridiculous approach at best. This Vista Ultimate Operating System cost retail off for instance is $399 on sale for $225 and this does NOT include the Anti-Virus subscription and or purchase, Microsoft Office for $399 on sale give me a BREAK!!!

We live in a free market economy however ALL of desktop systems for end consumers come loaded with Vista and it is not really a full version because it has all of the pre-loaded garbage (trail-ware) stuff that clogs up the machine.

Common sense tells me that having to have 2 Gigs of ram just to run Vista and a new High end processor just to be functional. I will never pay for Vista/Windows7 or any these and people will vehemently defend how secure Windows is...

I don't get it, you can spend close to $700-800 dollars on an Operating System, Office Suite, AV Client, Real firewall, unzip program, Adobe PDF creator and it is insecure allowing viruses to install with the millions of dollars thrown at it. I find it a joke at best, not only that this is the best they can do?

Defend Windows Vista, Windows 7 to the grave it is not a secure operating system no matter if you add a hundred pop up boxes asking you to click ok to just open Internet Explorer virus magnet.

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