Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 19:16 UTC, submitted by DigitalDame
Windows "With today's release of the Windows Vista February CTP, Microsoft has publicly passed a key milestone on the road to launching its new operating system. This release of Vista is 'feature-complete', the company says, meaning that all of the fundamental capabilities that Vista will eventually offer are now baked in." Lots of screenshots included, so go ahead and praise halleluja or declare end of days, boys and girls.
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who cares?
by celt on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 21:39 UTC
celt
Member since:
2005-07-06

More bloated, inept, garbage from Microsoft...nothing new.

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RE: who cares?
by FreakyT on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 21:48 in reply to "who cares?"
FreakyT Member since:
2005-07-17

"More bloated, inept, garbage from Microsoft...nothing new."

That's right, everything Microsoft makes is "bloated and inept." Just ignore the fact that OpenOffice takes far longer to start and much more memory that MS Office, despite the fact that it has less features.

And I just hate Microsoft for how "inept" their software is. Just look at Windows, and the way it's capable of autodetecting hardware properly and allowing for easy binary driver installations. I, for one, find this irritating; we should have to recompile modules to install drivers! All this ease of use hurts the computer industry!

(that was sarcasm)

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RE[2]: who cares?
by daan on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 22:31 in reply to "RE: who cares?"
daan Member since:
2005-07-07

And I just hate Microsoft for how "inept" their software is. Just look at Windows, and the way it's capable of autodetecting hardware properly and allowing for easy binary driver installations.

(...)
(that was sarcasm)


Yes, thanks for reminding me! Windows is great at detecting hardware. For example in how well it detected my USB controller as a "Not supported VIA USB controller". To make it work, I had to choose the Reinstall Driver option, and then choose the "Generic VIA USB controller" to make it work.

The stupid thing is, both drivers come with Windows by default! Why does that stupid Windows choose the not-working dummy driver, when the real, working driver comes with Windows as well!?

Or my ISA sound card, consisting of a SB16-compatible part and an extra virtual device to control some things. NetBSD just recognises it as SB16, under DOS a normal SB16 driver works as well. But not under Windows. It fails to auto-detect the card as SB16, and when I tell the SB16 driver that I have such a card at IRQ this and DMA that, Windows simply refuses to accept that.

Of course, there is an official WDM driver, but then the computer crashes constantly when playing sounds. Yes, the binary driver system of Windows surely is great!

Edited 2006-02-22 22:31

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