Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:04 UTC
Windows As someone who uses Windows Vista practically daily, I've always wondered where all the negativity in the media comes from. Sure, Vista isn't perfect (as if any operating system is), but I just don't see where all the complaints are coming from. It runs just fine on my old (6 years) machine, all my software and hardware is compatible, and it's stable as a rock. Microsoft has been wondering the same thing, and after a little test, they may have found out why people seem to dislike Vista so much.
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:31 UTC
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

It's pretty easy to "wow" your audience if you only show them the bits that work and have complete control over the hardware.

Even I initially went "wow" when I used Aero for the 1st time. However the novelty quickly wore off when when I came face-to-face with the UAC, the poor file transfer times and the completely rearraged control pannel with hyperlinks all over the place (to name but 3 of my Vista peeves).

XP and Linux both more than exceed my requirements (and do it quicker than Vista) so, thank you Microsoft, but I'll pass off this "upgrade".

Edited 2008-07-24 22:32 UTC

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by tomcat on Thu 24th Jul 2008 23:55 in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Even I initially went "wow" when I used Aero for the 1st time. However the novelty quickly wore off when when I came face-to-face with the UAC...


Here's an EXCELLENT utility which allows you to interactively turn UAC on and off:

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,67530-order,1-page,1/desc...

... the poor file transfer times ...


Poor file transfers were addressed in Vista SP1:

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsvista/en/library/005f921e-f706...

and the completely rearraged control pannel with hyperlinks all over the place (to name but 3 of my Vista peeves).


Switch to "Classic" view. Bring up the control panel and look on the left-hand side of the Window to toggle between views.

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by hobgoblin on Fri 25th Jul 2008 01:42 in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

It's pretty easy to "wow" your audience if you only show them the bits that work and have complete control over the hardware.


now that sounds familiar. what other company do we know that loves that level of control over their product apperance?

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