Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Apr 2008 11:38 UTC
Windows When Vista was released, and the first reviews started to trickle in, it became apparent that Vista was a massive release - not only in terms of money spent on it by Microsoft and the amount of promotion, but also the operating system itself. It was huge, and it felt as such too. Despite what many have been saying the past year, Vista is, in fact, much more than just XP with a new theme. Basically every framework and feature has been rewritten, lots of new ones have been added, and, according to some, the process of modularisation has started with Vista (and Server 2008). It may come as no surprise that all these changes resulted in a whole boatload of bugs and breakage, which led many people to conclude that Vista was simply not as "done" as it should have been when released. Steve Ballmer confirmed these sentiments in a speech at Microsoft's Most Valuable Professionals conference in Seattle.
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RE[3]: meh
by bornagainenguin on Fri 18th Apr 2008 13:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: meh"
bornagainenguin
Member since:
2005-08-07

[sigh...] I really didn't want to comment in this thread, since doing so means I'll lose the ability to mod people but I just had to respond to this...

Okey, repeat after me

"Vista is not linux, vista is not linux, vista is not linux".


Trust me, we know the difference! My Linux can run circles around Vista on lower end hardware while performing much of the same feats that Vista supposedly requires such a hardware upgrade to be able to do...

Oh and did I mention that my Linux uses less space while providing me with more apps?

So ummm, yeah not a problem on our end...

95% of the computer market are aware of Linux existence, we know it is said to be every users wet dream.


Wow! Really?? I hadn't really seen that trend, but that would be so cool...

Now I'm not dreaming about it despite knowing of it's existence... so can we stay on the topic of what Ballmer is talking about instead?


Umm...dude? You just said... Oh wait I see what you did there. Funny how no one in this article was even talking about Linux, wet dreams or etc until you brought them up... Nice try OP...

Especially as Linux is just like Vista "work in progress"....


Ummm... Linux may indeed be a work in progress but unlike Vista it's free--both in cost and in freedom.

Vista requires me to spend a minimum of $100 USD for an OEM copy (which may or may not actually be legitimate) and still not have all the 'wonderful' features Microsoft advertises Vista as having! No for that I've got to spend nearly three hundred dollars as well as having to do a total hardware replacement in order to get the same level performance I have now in either XP or Ubuntu...

As others have asked in this thread, what exactly is Vista actually doing that requires them to use so much resources? It can't be the basic day to day functioning of the OS, because others have managed to do all that at a fraction of the resources and look better while doing so!

Big question is rather, isn't consumer marketing laws saying something about false marketing?


On this at least we agree!

Why isn't some consumer body (or all of them really) standing up for the people they supposedly represent and demanding an answer to Vista?

Why hasn't some governing body complained about Microsoft's blatant and forced paid beta program?

Why has it suddenly become acceptable to make your customers pay for your broken OS with the claim it's a work in progress?

Inquiring minds would like to know!

--bornagainpenguin

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RE[4]: meh
by jptros on Fri 18th Apr 2008 15:13 in reply to "RE[3]: meh"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

Trust me, we know the difference! My Linux can run circles around Vista on lower end hardware while performing much of the same feats that Vista supposedly requires such a hardware upgrade to be able to do...

Oh and did I mention that my Linux uses less space while providing me with more apps?

So ummm, yeah not a problem on our end...



Here's your cookie too, now run home and eat it.

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