Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jan 2008 11:59 UTC
Windows "Windows Vista didn't make a smooth market entrance; in fact, nearly every aspect of the operating system has been attacked since its release on January 30, 2007. Multiple SKUs allegedly confused customers, anti-DRM groups disliked Vista's Protected Video Path and its overall DRM friendliness, and Microsoft's definition of 'Vista Capable' got the company sued. Toss in a plethora of bugs and the usual consumer backlash over GUI changes, and you'd think consumers would be avoiding Vista in droves. According to new information, however, they aren't - Vista's adoption rate over the past year actually exceeded XP's in 2001, and consumers apparently choose Vista over XP by a 7:1 margin."
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RE[2]: Could it be...
by dukeinlondon on Mon 7th Jan 2008 14:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Could it be..."
dukeinlondon
Member since:
2005-07-06

I have no idea where you get the idea that Vista is horrible. The file copy issue was a big problem for some but that was fixed ages ago.

Right I find it to be the best consumer OS out there although admittedly I have not used Leopard but I did use Tiger for over a year. I recently overwrote Ubuntu 7.10 with Vista because I couldn't handle how flakey Ubuntu is anymore.


Same thing here. I am a long term linux user (since 2000)and owned a Tiger powerbook for years have made the switch. Opensuse 10.2 is the last version of a major distro that was about ok on my computer. Ubuntu and Mandriva failed as miserably as opensuse 10.3.

So when I bought a laptop, I got a Vista model and although it's a disappointment in terms of innovation(MS is so lacking in vision compared to Apple, it's painful to watch) it does everything I expect, on very nice hardware indeed and looks fine as far as I am concerned. I would never have bought it in its boxed version but pre-installed, it's alright. Yeah, not great, just alright.

Other than Linux's failings (in my case anyway) the main reason for me to go Vista is that it runs all the apps I want it to run, just like I use firefox because it runs all the extensions I need whereas Opera or Explorer don't. I just miss DigiKam but Picasa is fine for now.

I think I'll be back on Linux when kde 4.0 is mature enough and available on something like the Asus eee.

Edited 2008-01-07 15:03

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RE[3]: Could it be...
by andrewg on Mon 7th Jan 2008 16:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Could it be..."
andrewg Member since:
2005-07-06

Your experience is almost identical to mine. I am looking forward to KDE 4 as it matures. I think that linux/KDE can definitely succeed with products like the Asus Eee PC.

I also see Linux as an opportunity for hardware vendors to have more input/control over the product. They can make sure that all the bugs are ironed out and that the UI works well with their product especially with KDE because it is so configurable.

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RE[3]: Could it be...
by lemur2 on Mon 7th Jan 2008 23:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Could it be..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I think I'll be back on Linux when kde 4.0 is mature enough and available on something like the Asus eee.


The ASUS EeePC is one of a few new machines coming out actually designed to run Linux.

You should therefore have a stable and trouble-free experience if you run Linux on such a machine, rather than what has gone before where the only machines that ordinary consumers had access to were designed to run OSX or Windows.

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