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: It's a marketing problem
by CrazyDude1 on Thu 24th Jul 2008 23:47 UTC in reply to "It's a marketing problem"
CrazyDude1
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2007-09-17

IMHO Vista sucked but Vista SP1 is far better. It is not still as stable as XP SP2 but it is much better. I have only had explorer hang on me twice in 2-3 months and outlook hang once. On XP, they never hung in 2-3 years.

I was the one who was forced by my employer to upgrade and as a developer I was really skeptical. But now that I have used vista for few months, I don't think I would go back. The whole experience of Vista is better and the code is much more readable on Vista due to better fonts + rendering.

Edit: Btw one tool without which I wouldn't have liked vista is "vistaglazz". This allowed me to keep transparency enabled when applications are maximized since I always keep my apps maximized and I hated the black border original vista does. Maximized apps are one reason I never liked OSX. Why force these choices on user, I never understand.

Edited 2008-07-24 23:52 UTC

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PJBonoVox Member since:
2006-08-14

You're making compromises to use an OS that actually costs money to buy.

"It's not so bad-- For my $200 I only get two or three crashes a week. Compared to the OS I'd already paid for, it's not terrible..."

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