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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RE[2]: Qualms with the article
by n4cer on Sat 3rd Jun 2006 00:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Qualms with the article"
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Windows 98 SE OEM was $100 in its day. Let's consider that a baseline. With the investment costs of Vista, we can be assured it will be expensive -- expensive enough that the same amount of cash could buy something that didn't warrant so much "whining." And the point is on the step-up versions, which is absolutely correct. The difference between Home and Professional is $100 for IIS and some basic security. I don't like where that's heading with their new versioning scheme.

XP Home is $90 OEM and includes more functionality than 98SE. XP Pro also includes domain/group policy support, Remote Desktop server support, and more. Until MS announces pricing, you have no idea what Vista will cost. Also, IIS is included in the Home SKUs in Vista.

Edited 2006-06-03 00:34

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