Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 5th Apr 2007 19:20 UTC, submitted by netpython
Windows Comparisons, conjecture, and controversy. Microsoft's new operating system is here, but is it ready for primetime? We spent 30 days with Windows Vista to see if it's worth the leap or if Microsoft should go back to the drawing board.
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RE: Always ask "Why?"
by Yomama on Thu 5th Apr 2007 20:17 UTC in reply to "Always ask "Why?""
Yomama
Member since:
2005-07-21

Very well said. I have to agree with you.

I did play around with Vista on my Mac via Bootcamp. I was impressed with the interface. I did however also experience problems with random reboots. This could be because of Bootcamp (still in beta) and I don't really hold it against it. Most of my problems started after i figured out my wireless connection. The constant Security warnings, windows wouldn't close annoyed me a bit. I won't switch from OSX to Vista but for windows users it might be a good upgrade after the Microsoft releases service pack 2.

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RE[2]: Always ask "Why?"
by Laurence on Thu 5th Apr 2007 20:37 in reply to "RE: Always ask "Why?""
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I won't switch from OSX to Vista but for windows users it might be a good upgrade after the Microsoft releases service pack 2


You've hit upon the crux of the matter.
Should Windows users upgrade to Vista? Maybe
Should Windows users upgrade this year? Possibly not.

Let everyone else debug their final release. ;-)

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RE[2]: Always ask "Why?"
by h3rman on Fri 6th Apr 2007 07:12 in reply to "RE: Always ask "Why?""
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

I did however also experience problems with random reboots. This could be because of Bootcamp (still in beta) and I don't really hold it against it.


I highly doubt that. A boot manager doesn't do much when the OS is running (I hope).
Unless your OS X rebooted randomly, too?
Let's face it, an OS that is doing random reboots without being asked is a disgrace. No user of any released, non-testing, OS should *ever* let it get away with something like that.
Unless something is seriously wrong with your hardware.

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RE[3]: Always ask "Why?"
by raver31 on Fri 6th Apr 2007 07:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Always ask "Why?""
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Let's face it, an OS that is doing random reboots without being asked is a disgrace. No user of any released, non-testing, OS should *ever* let it get away with something like that.

What amazes me, is the number of people who call us with a Windows problems, and offer to reformat and reinstall. When you ask them why? they say it is one of the first things Microsoft ask them to do when they phone them.

THAT is a disgrace.

No-one should ever have to format and reinstall.

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v RE[2]: Always ask "Why?"
by attilaedin on Fri 6th Apr 2007 10:19 in reply to "RE: Always ask "Why?""
RE[2]: Always ask "Why?"
by stestagg on Fri 6th Apr 2007 12:38 in reply to "RE: Always ask "Why?""
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

Microsoft releases service pack 2.

While I agree with the idea of waiting for the bugs to be ironed out before installing Vista, it is a bad idea for everyone to tell people to wait for SP2. Microsoft are now racing to push out Vista SP1 in June (published deadline) so that SP2 can be ready by December 07 (Speculation). If everyone waits for SP2, then MS will push SP2 out into the market as soon as possible.

If everyone waits for 18 months/until the software is stable, then you have a much more robust piece of advice.

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