Linked by Smith Johnson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:22 UTC
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 imstillatwork on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:46 UTC
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FUD for sure. The same FUD spread when XP came out. XP was not revolutionary. XP was not even stable at fist, considering driver issues and all. XP was not even accepted by the 'Nerds' and 'Geeks' until after SP1. XP offered very little over 98/2000. The differences where mostly cosmetic (from a user viewpoint, not a technical viewpoint) and it was hard to find familiar settings. XP was SLOW on average hardware (when it was released)

XP is now the STANDARD in gaming. People want XP becuase it is SO reliable and FAST.


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RE: My Take
by ValiSystem on Thu 27th Sep 2007 16:45 in reply to "My Take"
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Because 5 years is too much for an os release cycle ? But XP happy ending doesn't mean that Vista one will be.

And i agree that fresh installs of XP are good, but the overall problem is that the os setup quality decrease with time, from slowly for a good level user to incredibly fast for a poor level user. And poor user does not know what 'format' and 'reinstall' mean.

To compare with mac os x, or even linux (i agree that a poor skilled user won't be able to do as much things he could in XP or Mac os x), a poor skilled user may not alter the system as fast as he will do under XP.

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RE: My Take
by archiesteel on Thu 27th Sep 2007 18:18 in reply to "My Take"
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Writing in ALL CAPS is rude, and in my book is equivalent to offensive language. Modded down.

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RE: My Take
by stestagg on Thu 27th Sep 2007 18:31 in reply to "My Take"
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That's simply not true, I installed XP as soon as I could get my hands on a (legal) volume licence copy. And after I had disabled all the 'Windows Media DRM' crapware services, it performed markedly better than previous versions of windows, without loosing usability.

Vista however, performs, at best, the same as XP, while being far less Usable than XP. This is not progress in any way.

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RE: My Take
by Beta on Thu 27th Sep 2007 19:27 in reply to "My Take"
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“XP is now the STANDARD in gaming.”

Soo standard that Microsoft are supporting it with DX10?

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RE[2]: My Take
by makc on Fri 28th Sep 2007 10:27 in reply to "RE: My Take"
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So standard that Microsoft has to not support it with DX10 to push Vista (besides technical problems).

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