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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by Soulbender on Fri 25th Jul 2008 06:00 UTC
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The reason I, and pretty much everyone else in our office, dislike it is because, quite frankly, it blows chunks.
Granted, when we first got in the laptops it was all fun and games and "wow, this is pretty neat". First impressions: Good.
Unfortunately, we have to get work done on these things, not just sit around and look at the pretty colors.
Firstly, it's sluggish as a sloth and we're using it on modern, "designed for Vista" laptops. Sure, it boots fast but on the other hand when you log in it takes forever for the desktop to be usable. Even after the disk churning stops it's awfully sluggish.
While UAC in itself isn't all that annoying what is worse is that sometimes it takes a damn eternity between the time that you start the application and the dialogs actually appear on screen. You start an application, put on a pot of coffee and is left sitting there thinking "Wtf? Did the program crash before it started? Is it not working? Hey, my coffee is ready!" while absolutely nothing happens.
Also, it's a nightmare finding the actually usable view for configuring network connections. That hole "peer networks" or whatever the hell it was called sucks Satan's member.
In short, it's the usual from MS. Good ideas botched by horrible execution.
Yes, lies are needed to like Vista and you'll be telling them to yourself to justify having it installed.

Edited 2008-07-25 06:02 UTC

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