Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Jun 2006 19:51 UTC, submitted by Tyr.
Windows Computerworld's Scot Finnie details 20 things you won't like in Windows Vista, with a visual tour to prove it. He says that MS has favored security over end-user productivity, making the user feel like a rat caught in a maze with all the protect-you-from-yourself password-entry and 'Continue' boxes required by the User Account Controls feature. "Business and home users will be nonplussed by the blizzard of protect-you-from-yourself password-entry and 'Continue' boxes required by the User Account Controls feature, for example." Update: Apparantly, Vista Beta 2 sucks up battery juice much faster than XP does.
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20 ways to flame Vista
by Al2001 on Fri 2nd Jun 2006 20:48 UTC
Al2001
Member since:
2005-07-06

So the question is, are Microsoft and ATI correct that I might hit a video brick wall when running my 64MB ATI X300 in full Aero mode with transparency enabled? Time will tell. But I definitely don't like the idea that my recent hardware investments are suddenly out of date. And I very much doubt I'm alone with that feeling.

For someone who is apparently qualified to write an article like this he shows exceptional ignorance.

He bought a bottom of the range graphics this year to prepare for Vista? my heart bleeds that his 30 card will be out of date by next year.

I too have many reservations about Vista and was interested to know what his points were, once he mentioned OSX I immediately realised his intentions and left him to wallow in his own propaganda.

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RE: 20 ways to flame Vista
by junior on Sat 3rd Jun 2006 12:28 in reply to "20 ways to flame Vista"
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2005-07-07

"I too have many reservations about Vista and was interested to know what his points were, once he mentioned OSX I immediately realised his intentions and left him to wallow in his own propaganda."

You make it sound like he's a Mac fanboy. Like someone else already pointed out, Finnie is a hardcore Winhead. You know, just like Paul Thurrot was before Vista started to suck.

And since when is a 64MB ATI X300 bottom of the range? Oh, wait.. don't answer that..

Edited 2006-06-03 12:29

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RE: 20 ways to flame Vista
by Ultimatebadass on Sat 3rd Jun 2006 12:41 in reply to "20 ways to flame Vista"
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2006-01-08

By "recent hardware investments" he probaly means his ThinkPad. He's kind of stuck with that 64MB X300 now and I understand his concerns.

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RE: 20 ways to flame Vista
by rayiner on Sat 3rd Jun 2006 15:37 in reply to "20 ways to flame Vista"
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2005-07-06

To be fair, OS X does its GPU thing perfectly fine on a GMA950 chipset, which is several times slower than even an X300 card. If Vista can't run well on what is really a decent GPU (1.2 gigapixels, pixel and vertex shaders, 6.4 GB/sec memory bus), then that indicates a problem with the system. A lot of people use integrated graphics (Intel is actually the GPU vendor with the largest market share), and an X300 is right about the performance level where integrated chips will be in the next couple of years.

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RE[2]: 20 ways to flame Vista
by sappyvcv on Sat 3rd Jun 2006 17:34 in reply to "RE: 20 ways to flame Vista"
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2005-07-06

Quartz3d doesn't do all the same stuff as WPF, so it's not a fair comparison. We'll with with Leopard if they match it.

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