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Windows According to at least one blogger, Microsoft should abandon Vista before it's too late. It would appear he's not alone in this opinion, as Microsoft has begun allowing users to downgrade back to XP. Amongst the reasons? Poor sales figures and shoddy Vista "Extras".
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my take
by Nex6 on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:40 UTC
Nex6
Member since:
2005-07-06

I already wrote a response to this on my blog yesterday:
http://nex6.blogspot.com/2007/09/msft-will-have-to-abandon-windows-...


in short this artical is FUD, sure Vista is not perfect no OS is. and XP when it first came out also
went thru some bumy times before it got really stable. which it achived with SP2, was was years after it was released.
and *I* think *overall* Vista is much better then XP. and there remains alot of drivers issues to sort out, becuase vista has a much different driver model then XP/2k/NT and it will take time for hardware venders to catch up.


-Nex6

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RE: my take
by WarpKat on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:46 in reply to "my take"
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2006-02-06

Why is it FUD?

At least XP doesn't make you answer a prompt just so you can go take a crap every time there's a bowel movement.

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RE[2]: my take
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:48 in reply to "RE: my take"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

At least XP doesn't make you answer a prompt just so you can go take a crap every time there's a bowel movement.


Pure and utter BOGUS. Vista doesn't ask for elevation permission any more or less often than Ubuntu. And I can know, since I run both DAILY.

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v RE[2]: my take
by imstillatwork on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:55 in reply to "RE: my take"
RE: my take
by zizban on Thu 27th Sep 2007 16:39 in reply to "my take"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

But Microsoft didn't allow OEMs to downgrade to ME or 98SE.

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RE[2]: my take
by hobgoblin on Thu 27th Sep 2007 17:49 in reply to "RE: my take"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

somebody has been reading "user friendly"?

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RE: my take
by mym6 on Thu 27th Sep 2007 17:40 in reply to "my take"
mym6 Member since:
2005-08-26

One of the problems though is MS took six years to create what Vista is today. Vista should be an incremental upgrade to what XP was and in many ways it is. When XP was released it finally brought together the stable foundation that was in NT/2000 with the multimedia and ease of use abilities of the 9x series (lets not even mentioned ME) so it seemed more excusable at the time for it to have some issues.

Vista changes a number of things that didn't need to get changed. Why is it so much more of a hassle to get your network devices or to view wireless networks? Why does the display preferences part of the control panel works so different depending on whether you have aero enabled or not? It's confusing for no reason.

Vista also suffers because it offers nothing you can't already get in XP or Media Center addition with free downloads on the web. It simply catches up and adds a bit of shine and calls it a day. Hardly worth six years of wait for.

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RE: my take
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 27th Sep 2007 20:54 in reply to "my take"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

"in short this artical is FUD, sure Vista is not perfect no OS is. and XP when it first came out also
went thru some bumy times before it got really stable. which it achived with SP2, was was years after it was released."

True. But I have to wonder, why should Microsoft be allowed to release practically every new 'major' version of their operating systems with such insecurities and bugs and that general feeling of "this was rushed to market?" Why do people always bring up the past OSes as some excuse that Microsoft can't get it right for whatever reason on the first release, and give them the benefit of the doubt saying that it'll be better later? Sure, it seems to be true for the most part--but is Microsoft really so pathetic, with all their power in the market and money, that they truly can't release a good product in the first place?

I've personally got sick of the cycle myself, and am in awe with the quality and innovation of the many other operating systems out there. I think a typical case of IE Blues is going on in the entire Windows world... maybe a swift kick in the nuts from its competitors in terms of market share will do the trick. Hopefully as more OEMs start selling Linux-based PCs, they really start eating up Microsoft's share of the market... that's the only real way I can see to find out any time soon. Unless Macs start coming out of nowhere and tearing Microsoft up.

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