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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Having a good experience now
by Bit_Rapist on Thu 27th Sep 2007 18:41 UTC
Bit_Rapist
Member since:
2005-11-13

I installed vista on a new laptop and after doing the updates and a bios flash to address some known issues things are running very smoothly.

I think like every MS OS release vista is going to need some time to get the kinks worked out.

XP was the same way, people were screaming that you should stick with Win2k. Now those people are on XP and screaming that you should not move to vista.

Give it 12-24 months and they'll be talking about how good vista is. lol.

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RE: Having a good experience now
by porcel on Fri 28th Sep 2007 10:08 in reply to "Having a good experience now"
porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

So what you are saying is that Vista sucks now and people that have payed a bucket of money for it should wait up to two years on the hope that it will get better.

That sounds very *sensible*. I hope car makers begin doing the same.

Or you could look at the alternatives, such as downloading a Free CD of the internet and seeing whether it works well with your hardware and satisfies your needs. If it doesn't, you can also try it again every six months and see if it really improves and all of this will cost you nothing.

If people started demanding better products, end-users would not have top up with the wasteland that the IT industry is becoming. It's pathetic to see all this verbal diarrhea justifying the unjustifiable.

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Bit_Rapist Member since:
2005-11-13

So what you are saying is that Vista sucks now and people that have payed a bucket of money for it should wait up to two years on the hope that it will get better.

I'm not saying people should do anything, I'm just pointing out that in my experiences windows releases need time to mature and vista is no exception.

Or you could look at the alternatives, such as downloading a Free CD of the internet and seeing whether it works well with your hardware and satisfies your needs.

I know a few people doing just that, I looked at moving to a non windows platform on all my machines but at this time its not feasible with the work I do.

For the first time there are some great alternatives to running windows that really deliver. I advocate trying out other options to everyone I know and have no problem telling someone the cons and pros that I see with each one.

If it doesn't, you can also try it again every six months and see if it really improves and all of this will cost you nothing.

So what you are saying is that alternatives suck now and people that value their time should install a different OS every six months in hopes that it will get better.

;)

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