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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Blue screens
by dimosd on Thu 24th Jul 2008 23:58 UTC
dimosd
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2006-02-10

Well, in my case... After having paid for this software, I was getting blue screens under heavy network activity. Probably some kind of driver incompatibility problem, because Windows XP and Linux did (and still do) work perfectly on this (new) hardware. I spent 3 months and 150 Euros on new hardware trying to solve this problem.

Suggested solution: use XP or Linux instead.

Good enough reason to dislike Vista?

Edited 2008-07-25 00:02 UTC

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RE: Blue screens
by tomcat on Fri 25th Jul 2008 00:06 in reply to "Blue screens"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Well, in my case... After having paid for this software, I was getting blue screens under heavy network activity. Probably some kind of driver incompatibility problem, because Windows XP and Linux did (and still do) work perfectly on this (new) hardware. I spent 3 months and 150 Euros on new hardware trying to solve this problem. Suggested solution: use XP or Linux instead. Good enough reason to dislike Vista?


What's the hardware?

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RE[2]: Blue screens
by dimosd on Fri 25th Jul 2008 00:23 in reply to "RE: Blue screens"
dimosd Member since:
2006-02-10

"Well, in my case... After having paid for this software, I was getting blue screens under heavy network activity. ...


What's the hardware?
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6550, 2GB RAM, 750GB hard disks, Geforce 8600 GTS. Good enough for Vista.

Vista SP1 might work here, but I'm out of nerve. It took quite some effort (and money) to find out that XP and Linux work fine and cover all my needs (while Vista gave me peptic ulcer).

Edited 2008-07-25 00:27 UTC

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RE: Blue screens
by melkor on Fri 25th Jul 2008 04:09 in reply to "Blue screens"
melkor Member since:
2006-12-16

Have you actually tried to contact the hardware vendor in relation to its crappy drivers? They ARE responsible for the drivers, not Microsoft.

It's this sort of BS that really pisses me off with some of the osnews whinging crowd.

DAve

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RE[2]: Blue screens
by mesomaan on Fri 25th Jul 2008 16:21 in reply to "RE: Blue screens"
mesomaan Member since:
2006-01-04

If the driver is shipped on MS Vista distribution CD's, it is Microsoft's responsibility. Many of the HW vendors are no longer in business. If the driver doesn't work well and/or destabilizes their OS, why oh why do they include it with their OS? Even worse, why doesn't Vista include drivers for Microsoft branded wifi cards? If a linux driver doesn't work the people blame linux, if a win driver doesn't work you should blame MS.

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