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: Blue screens
by melkor on Fri 25th Jul 2008 04:09 UTC in reply to "Blue screens"
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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.


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RE[2]: Blue screens
by mesomaan on Fri 25th Jul 2008 16:21 in reply to "RE: Blue screens"
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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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RE[3]: Blue screens
by melkor on Fri 25th Jul 2008 23:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Blue screens"
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Ah no. Just because a company is bust, does not mean that someone *else* does not own the trade secrets, patents, trade mark, and code etc. Quite often, that will stop say, Microsoft, or others, from being able to develop them any further.

Let's consider Creative as a solid example of lack of driver effort from the vendor. The soundblaster live! is a immensely popular piece of hardware, present in many millions of PCs around the world. Does Creative provide Vista drivers for it? No. Do they have any intentions of doing so? No. Why? Because they hope that you give up and basically buy a new product, meaning more profit for their greedy shareholders. It is about time that governments started legally overseeing the software and computer hardware industries, forcing manufacturers to provide drivers for reasonable periods of time, forcing them to port drivers to alternative operating systems. For a consumer product, software etc is almost entirely above the law. Does that really sound right?

Microsoft does a pretty good job of it - sure, they're not perfect, but Linux isn't either - DON'T even get me started. I'm sick and tired of blind Linuz zealots protecting Linux and all its myriad of problems, and then bashing Microsoft at the smallest of issues.


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