Linked by Neeraj Singh on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:02 UTC
Windows If you shout something loud enough and many people are saying it, does it become true? Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Linux advocates, such as Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols) have a psychological need to find Vista lacking. Mr. V-N has predicted that Vista will have all manner of problems, so his clear interest is to point out everything that is wrong with the OS. Who cares if he has to even make some stuff up?
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Vista is garbage
by Supreme Dragon on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:53 UTC
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2007-03-04

MS needs to remove the Drm/activation/WGA, lower the price/system requirements, and change the EULA. Many people will be switching to Macs and Linux because of Vista.

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RE: Vista is garbage
by tomcat on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 20:09 in reply to "Vista is garbage"
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2006-01-06

Many people will be switching to Macs and Linux because of Vista.

Yeah, all 3 of them with be switching.

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RE[2]: Vista is garbage
by Supreme Dragon on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 21:14 in reply to "RE: Vista is garbage"
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2007-03-04

"Yeah, all 3 of them with be switching."

You must mean 3 billion.

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RE: Vista is garbage
by dagw on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 22:41 in reply to "Vista is garbage"
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2005-07-06

Who will be switching? Let's face it unless either Linux gets native Office and Adobe suite (or their open source equivalents improve astronomically) or Apple lets Dell and HP sell OS X boxes, there is nothing that will seriously threaten Microsoft's dominance on the desktop over next 18 month. And 18 month is plenty of time for MS to sort out any problems there might be.

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RE[2]: Vista is garbage
by Supreme Dragon on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 23:32 in reply to "RE: Vista is garbage"
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2007-03-04

"Who will be switching?"

People who think they own their computer, not MS.

"Let's face it unless either Linux gets native Office and Adobe suite (or their open source equivalents improve astronomically)"

OpenOffice and GIMP are good enough for the vast majority of users, for the rest there is CrossOver or Wine.

"Apple lets Dell and HP sell OS X boxes"

Apple will gain marketshare, but they would get much more if they did let Dell and HP sell OS X boxes.

"there is nothing that will seriously threaten Microsoft's dominance on the desktop over next 18 month"

Vista is the biggest threat to Microsoft's dominance on the desktop. Abusing customers will send them fleeing to alternative products.

"And 18 month is plenty of time for MS to sort out any problems there might be."

The Drm/activation/WGA, high prices, bad EULA and absurd system requirements will still be there in 18 months.

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RE[2]: Vista is garbage
by Soulbender on Tue 24th Apr 2007 03:02 in reply to "RE: Vista is garbage"
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2005-08-18

"Who will be switching? Let's face it unless either Linux gets native Office and Adobe suite (or their open source equivalents improve astronomically) or Apple lets Dell and HP sell OS X boxes, there is nothing that will seriously threaten Microsoft's dominance on the desktop over next 18 month."

Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Windows advocates) have a psychological need to find Linux lacking.

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RE[2]: Vista is garbage
by mheath on Tue 24th Apr 2007 03:55 in reply to "RE: Vista is garbage"
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2007-04-24

>>MS needs to remove the Drm/activation/WGA, lower the price/system requirements, and change the EULA. Many people will be switching to Macs and Linux because of Vista.

> And 18 month is plenty of time for MS to sort out any problems there might be.

Are you implying that in 18 months MS will remove the DRM/Activate/WGA, lower the price/system requirements AND change EULA?

Wow. I wish I could share your optimism.

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