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[2]: Indeed, a little lie
by lemur2 on Fri 25th Jul 2008 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Indeed, a little lie"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

I just love reading you guys rants. It gets me going in the morning!
Regarding your friend and the laptop, I bought my son a 1GB laptop, with an underpowered processor, inbedded graphic card, (I only paid $380), and it runs Vista and Aero just fine. I have used Vista since Beta 2 and it has worked very well since then on old machines, old video cards and 1GB of memory.
So, you see, you are a liar or don't really know what you are doing.

By the way, yesterday, I booted my version of Suse 11, and it had dozens of needed updates but guess what, the wireless would not work. There is always something wrong with whatever Linux version I use that keeps it on the toy section of my house.

If you want to learn a few things, read Ed Botts article about updates in Windows and Linux. You might be surprise, but maybe you won't.

In the end, all OS's have their own problems


If you buy hardware designed to have Linux pre-installed on it, you won't have these problems. Everything will work. Manufacturers shouldn't be selling you pre-installed Linux on machines with Broadcom wireless chips, for example, when an Intel wireless chip works perfectly.

Most people would only buy a machine with Vista pre-installed, they wouldn't expect to be able to roll-their-own Vista machine. Do the same courtesy for Linux and you will get similar or better results than for Vista ... every time. Guaranteed.

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RE[3]: Indeed, a little lie
by kaiwai on Fri 25th Jul 2008 23:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Indeed, a little lie"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

If you buy hardware designed to have Linux pre-installed on it, you won't have these problems. Everything will work. Manufacturers shouldn't be selling you pre-installed Linux on machines with Broadcom wireless chips, for example, when an Intel wireless chip works perfectly.

Most people would only buy a machine with Vista pre-installed, they wouldn't expect to be able to roll-their-own Vista machine. Do the same courtesy for Linux and you will get similar or better results than for Vista ... every time. Guaranteed.


Unfortunately if you want an AMD based laptop, 9/10 you're stuck with a Broadcom wireless chip. I do remember, however, seeing an Acer Aspire with an atheros chipset in it, but that is the exception rather than the rule.

I don't want to go off on much of a tangent, but this the reason I would never purchase an AMD machine - the stupid management decision they made to team up with Broadcom instead of Atheros. If AMD really cared about opensource they wouldn't be aligning themselves with such assholes who refuse to to work with opensource developers.

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