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Microsoft Windows Complaint - The Usefulness Of Vista

Review by Grim on 2009-06-09
I got a Acer a little less then a year ago with Vista on it. At first it seemed alright but soon I came to realize that the system was very unfriendly to a common pc user and not compatible with older programs.

That aside, Vista seems to have a problem detecting and allowing internet connect as I have had a problem with this multiple times as well as a roomie of mine having the exact same problem.

It would seem in response to this, in my speculation, windows has decided to not help unless payed to do so as I was told when I called that it is "not there problem" and that it is the "computer manufacturers problem".

I feel that windows should answer for there poor products sub par performance.
Comments:27 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-06-11
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-09:
That’s Why I still have XP, and don’t even want vista.
Posted by Sparticus on 2009-06-09:
Still on XP here...
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2009-06-09:
I had Vista and replaced it with XP. Windows 7 looks pretty good though but I'll wait for that when the 6 month verdict is in.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-09:
Windows 7 is just vista 2.0, same dreck.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2009-06-09:
Wally, what do you know about windows 7? Have you evaluated it personally? It is going to have some great new features and security, but as I said I'm going to wait until it has been out for 6 months to see what security flaws will emerge, flaws that we have come to expect with all microsoft's products.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-09:
My friend tried out some beta version of it and he wasn’t impressed.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2009-06-09:
It's funny how microsoft just won't recognize what their customers want and just leave well enough alone. You can bet that at some point MS is going to try to phase out all existing versions of XP. I just hope the revolt that occurs puts the consumer back where they belong, in power.
Posted by Sparticus on 2009-06-09:
I'll probably go from XP to Ubuntu Linux next... just to see what it is like. I hear lots of good things about it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-09:
As far as I’m concerned XP is still there bread and butter. They still make them for netbooks. I'd milk the XP teat till the last ounce.
Posted by DigitalCommando on 2009-06-09:
Spart, I've messed around with linux a bit a couple of years ago and it was really strange trying to navigate at first. I look forward to the day when linux puts microslop in the dust. Wally don't get me started on netbooks, lol.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-09:
I'm in the market for a Laptop, and I thought about getting a macbook to see what all the hype was about. What a peace of shyt that thing is 2 grand no thanks.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-09:
Grim, Service pack 1 fixed a large number of the networking issues. Have you installed it yet. Or as mentioned above install XP and you will sleep better.

DC, we are running a pretty large number of Linux boxes. They seem to be pretty rock solid, run forever and are resistant to most of the virus crap out there. As for cost, they beat the holy crap out of MS. The open source community worships them like a religion. As soon as they tighten up the security issues with MySQL I think you will see a flood of cost cutting IT departments migrate over to Linux.
Posted by MRM on 2009-06-10:
I, personally, dislike Linux because it doesnt run several of my favorite programs and it may not be compatible with some hardwares.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-06-10:
I'm using xp pro on my company laptop and vista on my personal one. 6 of one 1/2 doz of the other. Like xp, but no problems with vista
Posted by MRM on 2009-06-10:
Man, I cant wait till Windows 7 goes RTM to replace the aging XP. Alot of great reviews on Windows 7.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
I'm using Vista in the office and Ubuntu on my laptop. Vista is running pretty well, although I've had to change the compatibility mode for a couple of programs.

Posted by MRM on 2009-06-10:
MissMarple, how are you this fine morning? Just 2 more days till the weekend! Yahooo!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
MRM, well that certainly just cheered me up...Yahooo!
Posted by MRM on 2009-06-10:
Are you going to Busch garden this year? AS you know, their rates have been lowered. I may go this year.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
I think I am the only person in North AMerica who doesn't have any problems with Vista. I think the huge gaffe that Microsoft made, wqs to allow it to be shipped on machines with only i gig of RAM. It will barely boot with i gig, but given enough RAM, it purrs like a kitten.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-06-10:
Your post title made me laugh. The "Usefulness of Vista"

For me Vista was very useful... as a reason to buy a Macintosh. >:)
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-06-10:
Ken, I think it's me and you.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
Here is an interesting read:


(Yes, Vista made the list)
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-06-10:
Vista is similar to Windows ME in that it was a product thrown out until 7 is ready
Posted by MRM on 2009-06-10:
I did not find anything wrong with Windows ME and Ive installed them in 5 diffrent computers.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-10:
Windows Millennium was the worst operating system MS ever shipped. To this day they wish it would just go away like a bad dream. Like everyone else I'm waiting for Win 7 and might jump from XP right to Win 7. We have been running some beta copies of Win 7 and it looks good. It's interface to the server products is outstanding. There is an option to have it run like XP that is pretty cool for those that just can't tear them selves away from XP yet.

Corporate America just never got on the Vista software. They felt XP was solid enough and worked fine. But it's getting kind of old now so I think the big corporate users will embrace Win 7 and upgrade. That is what MS is praying for anyway.

But MS better watch out, the open source community and Linux are knocking at the door.

ps) I'm no big fan of MS, but Server 2008 and SQL 2008 are both outstanding products.
Posted by PepperElf on 2009-06-11:
windows ME didn't bother me much

granted these days... heck i saw a $300 laptop at best buys the other day.

what made it tempting wasn't the price tag as much as it was that it was an XP and not a Vista.

but... no i didn't get it. i don't need another one... especially one that has a flash hard drive that's smaller than my ipod. O_o hah.

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