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[2]: Blah, Blah
by wirespot on Thu 27th Sep 2007 17:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Blah, Blah"
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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"
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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[4]: Blah, Blah
by Gullible Jones on Thu 27th Sep 2007 22:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Blah, Blah"
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Nitpick: frozen apps haven't (at least in most cases) brought the system down since NT, or at least 2k. BSODs in Windows 2000 and XP are a *rare* occurance.

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