Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Feb 2007 21:14 UTC, submitted by flanque
Windows Is Windows Vista really the indispensable upgrade that Microsoft wants you to think it is? ZDNet's Kingsley-Hughes says: "Having been using Vista for over 18 months I believe that it's a huge improvement over XP and even though I still use XP I find that I miss many of the features that Vista offers. However, I wouldn't call any of the changes earth-shattering." My take: That is about the most sensible Vista-related conclusion I have read so far.
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thecwin
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2006-01-04

Mac OS 9 didn't have preemptive multitasking or protected memory. A software crash could bring down the operating system, or worse, corrupt memory of core system services.

Mac OS X was a massive step up, due to features such as Unicode, Quartz/GL rendering, Cocoa, decent localisation, wealth of OSS applications, such available now that it had a POSIX compliant architecture...

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

True, but to a lot of people at the time it felt like a step back because of the loss of functionality they had grown accustomed to, like the spacial Finder, windowshade, control strip, customizable Apple menu and so on...

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