Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 15:17 UTC
Windows "As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses. Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference. Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades." Not bad, but there are the usual asterisks, as Ars notes.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by Morgan on Thu 29th Nov 2012 07:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
Morgan
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There were only 1 major bug (the file copying)


Perhaps in your experience, but in mine and thousands more across support forums over the first three years of its release, it had serious issues with WiFi connectivity. Regardless of the chipset, driver, manufacturer or interface, wireless connections with Vista were notoriously unreliable and difficult to diagnose.

It wasn't until the second service pack that these issues were cleared up; apparently there was a nasty bug in the networking stack (I've heard more than one network expert refer to it as "a broken mess"). I ran into this bug again just yesterday, reinstalling Vista Business on a client's laptop. It simply refused to connect via wireless to three different networks, until I connected a hard line and finished all of the Windows updates. Two reboots later, it finally connected successfully to my router and my phone's WiFi tethering.

Vista can be a decent OS once it's set up properly, but with support dropping soon after XP goes to the pasture, it makes no sense to continue using it today. I'd rather someone use Windows 8 than Vista at this point.

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