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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RE: Blah, Blah
by jessta on Thu 27th Sep 2007 16:29 UTC in reply to "Blah, Blah"
jessta
Member since:
2005-08-17

It's so ridiculous what people write in there blogs, please don't post every blog nonsense here.

I completely agree. Vista is a better code base.
The current problems microsoft are having is that they left the release of vista too late and so user base got very entrenched in what they were using(XP) which makes it difficult to motivate them to change.
But the user base will eventually come around, give them a year or so and most of them will.

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RE[2]: Blah, Blah
by wirespot on Thu 27th Sep 2007 17:40 in reply to "RE: Blah, Blah"
wirespot Member since:
2006-06-21

No they won't, not if nothing else is done to improve Vista. It may be a better code base, but people see the end result. Which is: a hog on resources; a lot of eye candy with no real use; very annoying security model which you either use and hate or disable and benefit nothing from; a lot of incompatibility issues and bugs.

It's only natural for people to think that the added cost of upgrading Windows and hardware is not worth it. Where's the real value, when you come right down to it? All I see is a lot of spending and not enough in return.

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RE[3]: Blah, Blah
by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 27th Sep 2007 21:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Blah, Blah"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

hmm... no more window tearing, no more frozen apps that bring the system down... seeing the wiondows minimize to the task bar, etc is just useless eye candy... right...

and if the GPU was not responsible for running the window compositing, I would agree, but since the GPU is responsible for the window slider thingy, the live preview, the feedback on minimization, etc, they actually ENHANCE usability.

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RE[2]: Blah, Blah
by stestagg on Thu 27th Sep 2007 18:27 in reply to "RE: Blah, Blah"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

I disagree, quite a number of people that I know have upgraded, or recieved Vista with a new computer and have explicitly wanted to downgrade again, not because they are used to XP, but just because Vista still has too many issues to be useable.

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RE[3]: Blah, Blah
by tomcat on Sun 30th Sep 2007 02:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Blah, Blah"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

I disagree, quite a number of people that I know have upgraded, or recieved Vista with a new computer and have explicitly wanted to downgrade again, not because they are used to XP, but just because Vista still has too many issues to be useable.

Oh, please. Talk about propaganda and hyperbole. I have to deal with hundreds of customers who are running Vista, and I've only run across one person who went back to XP after trying Vista -- and it wasn't because of Vista problems but, rather, because a legacy app wouldn't work perfectly under Vista. Only Microsoft hateboys (who secretly run Windows games) are sowing this kind of disinformation, in my experience.

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