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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RE: I Hate Vista
by CrazyDude1 on Thu 24th Jul 2008 23:44 UTC in reply to "I Hate Vista"
CrazyDude1
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2007-09-17

It would have taken you less time to disable UAC than writing this post.

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RE[2]: I Hate Vista
by TheBashar on Fri 25th Jul 2008 00:47 in reply to "RE: I Hate Vista"
TheBashar Member since:
2005-06-30

Microsoft reassures me (through their marketing and blog posts) that all my troubles with UAC are just misunderstood. Sure it pops up a lot in the beginning, they say, but just wait a week and it will subside.

Total BS. UAC continues to prompt (often repeatedly) for actions throughout the life of the OS unless you totally disable it. You want to know why people hate Vista, well this is one reason.

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RE[2]: I Hate Vista
by _txf_ on Fri 25th Jul 2008 01:05 in reply to "RE: I Hate Vista"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

It would have taken you less time to disable UAC than writing this post.


wrong!

You need to restart/logoff to get rid of it proper...so it does take time or is a hassle 'cos then you have to close all your programs and do the whole windows business when you change system settings.

Not to mention one shouldn't have to...
I have no beef with uac itself, just the way it presents itself:
-2 nags when 1 should do the trick
-screen frozen under the darkened tint (hello! compositing??)
-the tint is totally unecessary anyways (flickers when switching)
-no way to provide trusted programs
-no fine grained way to set uac privileges

Edited 2008-07-25 01:13 UTC

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