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]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by google_ninja on Thu 27th Sep 2007 18:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

It really is a matter of personal experience. Personally, I was using Linux during the ME/XP years, because I always found windows to be an archaic piece of crap. After giving the OEM Home Premium version that came with my laptop a try, Vista is what got me back on to windows.

I used Windows XP since it was RTM and I remember it wasn't perfect but it was solid, not rock solid tough (SP2 has made it ROCK SOLID). Vista cannot be called solid still as of today, just a bit improved since RTM. We should wake up and see the truth, we will not go anywhere if we just keep saying yeah, maybe SP1 and SP2 will fix things


RTM XP had very similar things going on. Not quite to the same level, but similar. Games didn't run well, people on different hardware configurations got vastly different experiences. I tried it out pre-launch (downloaded a leaked copy) and had no problems. A friend of mine bought it at launch, and found the perfomance and stability unacceptable, he didnt upgrade until sp1.

If it took XP until SP2 to become "rock solid", and XP was an incremental upgrade over 2k, then why is Vista to be dismissed pre-sp1 for not being perfect for everyone?

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raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

If it took XP until SP2 to become "rock solid", and XP was an incremental upgrade over 2k, then why is Vista to be dismissed pre-sp1 for not being perfect for everyone

Because 6 years since XP is a very long time, and a lot of the people who went out on day 1 and bought Vista were users who had only ever tried XP.

Us oldies knew better than to expect Vista to be all things to everyone.

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