Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 22:52 UTC
Windows Heck, Microsoft really weren't kidding when they said Windows 7 was the fastest-selling operating system in the world. NetApplications released its figures for January 2010, and it seems that after only three months of availability, Microsoft's latest baby has already hit the 10% market share mark.
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RE: Why is this a supprise?
by rockwell on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 15:19 UTC in reply to "Why is this a supprise?"
rockwell
Member since:
2005-09-13

//Windows Vista - Absolutely awful (I use it every day and it is an utter misery,) when compared to the expectations of the day probably the worst OS ever made). //

If Vista SP2 with full patches and driver updates (of course, you have those, right?) ... is "utter misery" ... than you're either a troll, using shit hardware, or a retard.

Edited 2010-02-03 15:19 UTC

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Well, this specific person your responding too may be a skill or troll issue but again, not indicative of everyone. I've a co-worker who's had no end of troubles with Vista. Blue screens before. After a rebuild; freezing during the update process. He can't even get updates to patch the bugs causing the problems because the update is buggy. This is a developer who's been doing code and computers since the days when motorola chips where used for desktop CPU.

It's simply not a universal experience that the only reasons for problems with Vista where due to user ignorance.

(I'll try to let you know the outcome. We're testing the hardware with a different OS currently.)

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RE[2]: Why is this a supprise?
by Devi1903 on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 19:05 in reply to "RE: Why is this a supprise?"
Devi1903 Member since:
2009-11-05

//If Vista SP2 with full patches and driver updates (of course, you have those, right?) ... is "utter misery" ... than you're either a troll, using shit hardware, or a retard.


I really do wonder why there are people out there still defending Vista as a good operating system. Is the only OS you have ever used Vista? Vista was and is a truely shocking OS, which ever way you look at it!

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


I really do wonder why there are people out there still defending Vista as a good operating system. Is the only OS you have ever used Vista? Vista was and is a truely shocking OS, which ever way you look at it!


And yet there has been a clear lack of specific complaints after SP2.

I have 2 Toshiba laptops and one is running Vista, the other 7. The performance differences are minimal. I can take pictures of them if you would like.

Various benchmarks around the web show the same. Vista was bad at the start but was fixed with service packs. XP often still wins (but barely) in various cpu-dependent benchmarks.

Try thinking for yourself instead of just following the crowd. The crowd is often wrong from its natural resistance to re-analyze established positions.

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