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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RE[4]: Never buying Vista Anyway
by kaiwai on Tue 24th Apr 2007 17:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Never buying Vista Anyway"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

Man, that was a serious load. Most of the Gamers I talk to that have Vista like it for the most part. They have noticed slight differences in speed, but most people still have DirectX 9.0 cards. As far as OpenGl goes, I haven't had too many problems, I don't play many games on my PC, but it handles Celestia and other GL apps just fine, but that is just my own experience.


Most of the gamers are complaining now, but like Windows XP, you'll see them praise it like mana from heaven. Windows Vista SP1 will be released in the second half of this year, along with DirectX 10, add to that new games coming not too longer after that.

Add to that the maturity of graphics drivers would have increased; given the complexity of WDDM and what it demands of graphics card driver writers, there will be teathing problems.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I agree, it's just like OS X 10.0 when it came out. It wasn't near finished, but now it is a seriously wicked OS. XP was the same, and so is Vista

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I agree, it's just like OS X 10.0 when it came out. It wasn't near finished, but now it is a seriously wicked OS. XP was the same, and so is Vista


I remember MacOS X when it first came out, it was horrid - and thats putting it mild; for most, it didn't start to become useful until 10.2.8/10.3.x, and an acceptable operating system to use until the later 10.3.x releases and 10.4.x.

Personally, having been in the MacOS X position before, I can assure you of one thing; Windows Vista was no where as bad as MacOS X in the early years; Windows Vista problems are related to a lack of drivers and shoddy third party software vendors (like Adobe) refusing to issue updates to solve compatibility issues

Infact, most of these companies have seen these incompability issues as a call to stop supporting their old product in favour of charging people for a minor revision upgrade for compatibility.

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