Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Sep 2006 21:20 UTC
Windows Ars takes a quick look at Vista RC1, and concludes: "Using it as my daily workhorse for two weeks has taught me a lot of things, the first of which is that Vista is doing better than many of its critics are claiming. A day after RC1 was available to select partners, the wires lit up with story after story about how 'Vista isn't ready'. No, it's not ready. It's a release candidate, at best, a late-stage beta at worst. Having actually used the OS for a while, I'm not so sure that the sky is falling claims have much merit."
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Vista RC1 is still better
by CuriosityKills on Tue 19th Sep 2006 23:03 UTC
CuriosityKills
Member since:
2005-07-10

than most finished Linux distro. After a long while i again thought of trying linux. I booted Ubuntu drapper drake from CD on my laptop and it worked fine for few minutes but as soon as launched open office document, it hung and now the only way is to reboot the machine.

People who criticize windows should really do a reality check on the state of alternative OS.

OSX is the only other released stable GUI environment i have seen so far.

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RE: Vista RC1 is still better
by cmost on Tue 19th Sep 2006 23:18 in reply to "Vista RC1 is still better"
cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

Ok...and you're basing your opinion that Windows Vista RC1 is automatically better than of Linux because of one experience where one distribution didn't work well on your proprietary laptop? Did you try another? There are like several hundred Linux distributions afterall. How many versions of Vista are there? Oh, I forgot, just one. How many years have you been waiting for that to boot up flawlessly on your laptop? Your laptop likely won't have the horsepower to run the next version of Windows when it's released sometime in 2012. I bet Ubuntu will come in handy then.

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CuriosityKills Member since:
2005-07-10

Well ok may be Vista with glass won't work bit XP works flawlessly and it has more features than most current linux distributions. Also did you find the -1 score on my comment funny?

Why Linux fanboys are so a*al about the criticism?

Plus having one distribution that works on all hardware is better than having 100 that works on some.

Edited 2006-09-20 00:16

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RE[3]: Vista RC1 is still better
by blitze on Wed 20th Sep 2006 03:28 in reply to "RE: Vista RC1 is still better"
blitze Member since:
2006-09-15

Quote "Ok...and you're basing your opinion that Windows Vista RC1 is automatically better than of Linux because of one experience where one distribution didn't work well on your proprietary laptop? Did you try another? There are like several hundred Linux distributions afterall. How many versions of Vista are there? Oh, I forgot, just one."

Now this is something Linux is going to have to resolve. The biggest problem with Linux is that there are hundreds of different versions. One doesn't work so what, are users expected to go through the whole gaumat of Linux Distributions until they find something that does work?

I am testing Vista 64 RC1 and I am testing Ubuntu Edgy Eft 64 and at the moment Vista is more usable.

- With Vista I can run 32bit apps easily.
- I don't have sound support in Vista but I'm supposed to in Edgy but get this, the OS loader has issues with the firmware of my Sound Card so I can't get the ALSA module to load. The sound card is a Echo Audio Gina 3G for anyone interested. I am on mail notification when Echo Audio get some beta drivers into the works for Vista.
- I did an Edgy upgrade from Knot 2 to Knot 3 and now my Ubuntu system is FUBAR. The OS refuses to load and I am left at a command prompt with no system usability cause Edgy Knot 3 can't load tty or some such error of which there is no information about.

I will get a Knot 3 install disk onto my system and see what I can do from that, if it loads, but this is a real pain as is getting the same functionability out of it.

* I compare the 2 because both are non release states and 64 bit OS systems and Ubuntu is from a Linux group that make a user friendly system although I am tempted to try ArchLinux 64. Still, at the moment in usability Vista is definately the better with less PITA experiences. I have had it hard lock and blue screen on me but that was through testing a game on it with beta drivers.

My 2 cents.

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RE[2]: Vista RC1 is still better
by Rayz on Wed 20th Sep 2006 04:32 in reply to "RE: Vista RC1 is still better"
Rayz Member since:
2006-06-24

Ok...and you're basing your opinion that Windows Vista RC1 is automatically better than of Linux because of one experience where one distribution didn't work well on your proprietary laptop

... what makes his laptop proprietary in your view? Are you suggesting he buys another laptop and keeps installing distros until he finds one that works?

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RE: Vista RC1 is still better
by aent on Wed 20th Sep 2006 01:18 in reply to "Vista RC1 is still better"
aent Member since:
2006-01-25

Did you install it or you just tried it on the CD? Did you try Windows only running from a CD where it will quickly run out of memory as well? My guess is you didn't have enough memory in your computer to run OpenOffice with the LiveCD all in memory.. OOo is a quite large, hefty program that doesn't really work well if you have all of your memory already used and absolutely no swap space available. Try installing it and judge it again, don't just run Ubuntu off a CD and when it becomes slow as a direct result of that, blame all of Linux for it.

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CuriosityKills Member since:
2005-07-10

The reason i didn't install it was because if it didn't work nicely then i will have to go through the pain of reinstalling XP.

I agree that installing will make a difference in performance. I though have 584MB RAM in my laptop so shouldn't it be ok from live CD?

Anyways i need an alternative free OS anyways because the current XP i have can't be used for commercial purpose which i need:)

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RE: Vista RC1 is still better
by Gone fishing on Wed 20th Sep 2006 17:36 in reply to "Vista RC1 is still better"
Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

Maybe you could try cleaning the CD - or even installing - how is the Vista live CD anyway?

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