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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I agree! Vista sucks!!
by mfrager on Thu 27th Sep 2007 18:03 UTC
mfrager
Member since:
2006-04-26

I agree with the authors main points: Vista sucks and people are switching back to XP (which also sucks).

When you compare Vista to Mac OS X 10.4 it just sucks so bad it's not even funny. Let me count the ways:

1) Protected Video Path - Who the hell would want that? Kiss your freedom goodbye because Big Brother doesn't trust _that_ module your trying to use. OS X doesn't try to "protect" your video path.

2) "Genuine" Licensing - Mac OS X doesn't call Apple back just to let you run the OS, nor does Apple have a "Ultimate" version full of crapware.

3) Vista is NOT UNIX. There is a reason Unix-like systems are better, people have been hacking on the kernels since 1969. You think MS's overpaid tards are going to do better in just 5 years, think again.

4) Stupid messages all the time! OS X is not going to ask you whether of not you want to trust the mouse driver.

5) Resource Hog! Mac OS X is very quick and efficient, it also has little effects. Also, when OS X 10.5 comes out with Core Animation, Vista is not going to have anything comparable.

6) Wasted screen real estate. Windows has always encouraged people to use one big window coving the whole screen. Why?

7) Windows Registry. Vista still has it, it still sucks.

Edited 2007-09-27 18:07

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RE: I agree! Vista sucks!!
by makc on Fri 28th Sep 2007 10:41 in reply to "I agree! Vista sucks!!"
makc Member since:
2006-01-11

1) OSX isn't immune to DRM aswell
2) Agree with you on that
3) NT kernel (started 1988) is a good kernel. Mach is a good kernel (started 1985). A better argument would have been the userland.
4) Like Windows(es) don't have a stock USB mouse driver now... About stupid (coder-oriented) messages one must agree anyway
5) Silverlight
6) That's a looong debate ;)
7) Backward compatibility. But yes, it was a bad idea to start with.

Free to not like it. And to buy Apple.
But don't whine please ;)

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RE: I agree! Vista sucks!!
by Soulbender on Fri 28th Sep 2007 14:38 in reply to "I agree! Vista sucks!!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"1) Protected Video Path"

Joe User doesn't care.

"2) "Genuine" Licensing"

Joe User doesn't care.

"3) Vista is NOT UNIX."

Joe User certainly doesn't care.

"5) Resource Hog!"

Joe User doesn't care.

"6) Wasted screen real estate."

Joe User doesn't care.

"7) Windows Registry."

Joe User doesn't care.

Your points have merit...from a technical point of view.
However, whether Vista will be a consumer hit or not have little to do with it's technical merits (or lack thereof).
It's all about marketing and pre-installation.
We can make good technical arguments against Vista all day but in the end it wont matter because Joe User will use whatever his computer came with, what is in the ads he has seen or what the sales person says he should use.

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