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]: It is a perception problem
by trenchsol on Sat 26th Jul 2008 14:46 UTC in reply to "RE: It is a perception problem"
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> Vista is deliberately "broken" ... it is made to
> disallow the owner of the machine, who is expected to
> pay for Vista, from doing certain things on their own > machine. How lame is that?

It is pretty lame, but every OS Microsoft made, except DOS, was like that. Next OS will push it even further. There will be no "and now something completely different". In the end client OS and Xbox OS will converge into single software product.

Ask yourself why would anyone buy new PC (except when old breaks down) if there was no Vista, DirectX 10, new Office.

Microsoft is trying to move away from the concept of personal computer. They are trying to create a device that would serve people who do not distinguish hardware from software. They want a box that will limit users to predefined set of actions. The box is a crucial term here, it is not a computer, it is a box. They want to build an enhanced toaster, in fact.

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