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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Too little too late
by raver31 on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:43 UTC
raver31
Member since:
2005-07-06

There is a saying in my part of the world

"You can't polish a turd"

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RE: Too little too late
by stabbyjones on Thu 24th Jul 2008 23:11 in reply to "Too little too late"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

"you can polish a turd but it will still be a turd"

i think the point of this experiment isn't proving that vista is okay. it's that everyone in test groups is an idiot.

i'd install vista over xp any day, people who hate vista without actually using it are going to do what they're told in any experiment.

it's like teaching a parrot how to talk. it mimics and doesn't have an understanding of what it's actually saying.

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RE[2]: Too little too late
by raver31 on Fri 25th Jul 2008 16:47 in reply to "RE: Too little too late"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

"you can polish a turd but it will still be a turd"

i think the point of this experiment isn't proving that vista is okay. it's that everyone in test groups is an idiot.

i'd install vista over xp any day, people who hate vista without actually using it are going to do what they're told in any experiment.

it's like teaching a parrot how to talk. it mimics and doesn't have an understanding of what it's actually saying.


"you can polish a turd but it will still be a turd"


emmm, no, if you polish a turd, it turns into a smudge.

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v RE: Too little too late
by tomcat on Thu 24th Jul 2008 23:39 in reply to "Too little too late"
RE[2]: Too little too late
by Morgan on Fri 25th Jul 2008 01:06 in reply to "RE: Too little too late"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Nothing close-minded and certainly not bigoted about that statement. There are some things in this world that you can try over and over and over to like or at least get some use out of, but in the end you have no choice but to move on to something better. If a tool is inherently broken, duct tape will only go so far to fix it. There comes a time when you must either go back to the older, working tool, or get a completely different tool with a learning curve, but it works nonetheless.

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RE: Too little too late
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 25th Jul 2008 04:29 in reply to "Too little too late"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

There's a saying from the aerospace engineering world that I think is a little more apropos:

"If you apply enough thrust, a pig can fly."*

*See also: the Pentium 4.

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