Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Dec 2007 14:24 UTC
Windows "All promised features were cut from Vista." This is a commonly heard complaint about Windows Vista on the internet. While there certainly is a lot to complain about when it comes to Windows Vista, the mythical 'cancelled features' certainly is not one of them. Let me explain why.
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Thom, ...
by Snifflez on Mon 17th Dec 2007 05:42 UTC
Snifflez
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2005-11-15

... listen to yourself: you're advocating a 50 billion dollar company that had 7 years to create a new version of its operating system and 4 years to deliver on the promises made at 2003 PDC, and in the end gave us the underwhelming pile of suckitude that is Vista.

Turn off (the totally unnecessary) Aero, and what you get is an extremely annoying redesign of Windows XP. Sure, there probably are improvements under the hood, but can I please have _all_ of my folders behave uniformly -- that is, display the contents in "Details" view, sorted according to the file type? Why does this OS always insist on controlling how I use my computer?

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RE: Thom, ...
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 17th Dec 2007 06:56 in reply to "Thom, ..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

... listen to yourself: you're advocating a 50 billion dollar company that had 7 years to create a new version of its operating system and 4 years to deliver on the promises made at 2003 PDC, and in the end gave us the underwhelming pile of suckitude that is Vista.


I don't care if I was "defending" the devil himself: if something is untrue, like the these so called numerous cut features clearly are since nobody has ben able to come up with anything but WinFS, I'll point that out.

It has nothing to do with MS or Vista itself. Heck, since my laptop died months ago [1] I don't even run Visa myself.

[1] http://cogscanthink.blogsome.com/2007/10/17/total/

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RE: Thom, ...
by StephenBeDoper on Mon 17th Dec 2007 17:56 in reply to "Thom, ..."
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2005-07-06

... listen to yourself: you're advocating


Your pre-supposing that his article was written from the position of advocacy. Do you have anything to back that up, or are you simply assuming that people must automatically be "pro-Microsoft" if they disagree with any argument against Microsoft?

Some people do evaluate arguments based on their merits - rather than based on whether or not the argument reinforces their existing "pro" or "anti" position. Just because this is a site focusing on computer technology, it doesn't necessarily mean that we have to simplify all issues to the point where they can be expressed in binary - a lack of anti-Microsoft bias does not automatically indicate the presence of a pro-Microsoft bias.

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