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: Comment by Laurence
by tomcat on Thu 24th Jul 2008 23:55 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
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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:,67530-order,1-page,1/desc...

... the poor file transfer times ...

Poor file transfers were addressed in Vista SP1:

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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