...according to Joe Wilcox at Microsoft Watch, anyway. The blog has posted a laundry list of facts that it says proves Vista has already become irrelevant, long before Windows 7 hits store shelves.
I swear it seems to me I am the only one that really and honestly enjoys Vista...ohwell...everyone else can complain I like it.
And after that I got 3 hours wasted with friend's laptop trying to install software "compatible" with VISTA, simple didn't run at all, not worth, pretty but not consistent.
i like everything about Vista, the only thing i don't like is that it use too much resource...
You're not alone. If your system can handle it, it worth it. I prefer it over xp which is dated. Both are dated compared to osx though.
vista as well never had any major issues with it. yes for the first couple of months there weren't many compatible software out there but it has improved. its like everything in life some have good experiences and others have bad experiences. thankfully mine has been good.
All my machines now have vista save for two. I am thinking of converting some back to XP though (starting up a company). Vista just doesn't do it for me. it's not even about speed, my machines are all pretty damn fast. To me, Vista = Windows ME.
one thing annoys me the most, 'ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO DO THIS?' im a POWER USER, who uses the control panel as much as i use the web, OF COURSE I F***IN WANNA DO THIS!! i know you can turn them messages off (which i did), but it comes up now saying that there is an error that these pointless messages are off.... glad i moved to Linux and never looked back, much more secure and no stupid messages :)
Vista no longer matters,the 360 no longer matters,Zune no longer matters,anything made by Microsoft no longer matters really
They all no longer matter
Did Vista ever matter? Not in my opinion.
Vista is a fancy word for garbage. I have to use it at work and I hate every minute of it. Nothing is where it should be...
It took me less than an hour to find everything on Vista after upgrading to it. If you can't find something on Vista, you're just not trying or you're simply determined to follow the bandwagon.
people are determined (i love finding things on new OS's), but i couldnt find anything coz its not where its supposed to be, and im a computer admin for my company! one thing M$ needs to work out is the meaning to 'if its not broke, dont fix it'. The UI has 'worked' since Windows 95, so why completely change it, and then ontop of that incorporate that rubbish ribbon technology into office. I cant find a thing i want without going through every option........ Vista is awful, and so are M$, i am glad i moved away from there and there dinosaur approach to the PC world....
I'm afraid to buy another computer because I don't want Vista as the OS.
Am I the only one person in the world that actualy likes Microsoft and the Windows Vista !?!?! Anyway I preffer the PS3 over the xbox 360 :>
i'm on the same boat as you. but MS have been too many mistakes these days and i don't like the way they try to fix them. for example: Vista it's not doing like they were expecting and now they are launching Windows 7 sooner and now i'm going to get stuck in the past with Vista, sh1t. i just hope they make some kind of deal for those that have Vista, like a cheaper upgrade to Windows 7 or something.
I got vista and have no issues with it at all. I think a lot (not all though) of people that had issues were trying to run it on low end machines. It runs nice on my quad core anyway
My machines are high end. It's not about speed. Some things are done nicely, some just suck. It is what it is, and two of my laptops cannot be converted back to XP without some bootleg drivers, so I'm stuck for the most part on them, but I'd rather downgrade.
*waves hello* @Russ I think one of the biggest mistakes was those dreaded "Vista Capable" labels that were put on machines that were clearly not ready for Vista. People bought those in good faith and got burned.
you're right there. my girlfriends acer laptop is a dual core machine and only came with 512mb/1gn ram(cant remember which), and vista on it. really slow boot up compared to my q6600 with 4gb, although even when i had only 2gb it was still booted in under a minute. I only got it when i built my new machine because i had no xp disk and vista was the same price so thought i would try it, and i have had no problems at all. In some ways I wish I had got XP instead because it would run stupidly fast on my machine, but then again I don't find vista slows me down much.
but it's slow on my laptop. There's been a couple of compatability issues with some software but nothing major that i know of. I hope Win7 is faster for me. edit: @below - yeah, i suppose i can go with Linux but i'm not as computer savvy as i'd like to be. But it being free is worth giving it a shot.
Don't buy windows, get linux or OSX, you won't have to "hope".
Windows Vista is awesome Windows 7 will be awesome Microsoft is awesome Xbox360 is awesome you just can't go wrong.
I don't even think Bill Gates himself would agree with you.
pp is back to droid mode :(
Try using a PERIOD at the end of your sentences. EXAMPLE: Xbox 360 is made of fail. See that "." at the end? Don't worry, I'm sure you'll learn how to use it once you go into the 1st grade.
Vista is alright(compares to Windows ME) Windows 7 will be AWESOME! 360 sucks Zune sucks Microsoft, just another company.
im sticking with XP thank u
Hate vista. I have it on my computer right now, and it may just be the one I'm running (I'm running basic btw) but my vista sucks at least. Tons of graphical glitches, slow as hell for my computer, everything for me is soo effed up. At first I'll admit I did like it, but soon after the security crap just got me pissed off. Windows Xp oh how I miss it.
If you don't have 2 gigs of RAM or higher, then you shouldn't have even tried to put Vista on your computer. Also, you can EASILY disable each and every one of those security popups. I'm still waiting on an intelligent reason as to why Vista is useless.
My computer came with vista. Dimension E520. Dell. My computer can handle vista. I truely believe it's bad though. Just the basis accesibility is much worse than xp. I personally find everything harder to do, just everything is more annoying about it. Plus, it's compatible with just about nothing.
MY XP with 1.25 GB RAM laptop runs better then laptops with vista and 2GB of ram. Vista is a hog and is useless, unless your a diehard PC gamer.
Vista is a piece of crap. Just like all other Micro$oft products.
Excellent work Sony Sniper.The xbots love their garbage products XD
How many Microsoft employees does it take to light a fireplace?
Any amount, as long as they have at least 1 360 XD
One. Turn on the Xbox 360 and let the flames rise. EDIT: ZO6 Lover got it right, apparently.
Hahahahahahaha Excellent work Sony Soldiers.
Vista is nice. But its not a big enough improvement on XP to warrant to cost of changing your system to support it. Especially in Large Corps. Too pricey for little difference. Helpdesk would be bombarded with new issues that ppl have difficulty with. It is already bad enough with XP. So if Vista comes with your computer when you buy it, then use it by all means. But I wouldn't go out of my way to buy a copy, and then spending money to make sure my computer can handle it as well as all the apps that need to run.
They think Vista was a marketing issue, not a quality issue. If Windows 7 is Not significantly faster than Windows XP (nor just as compatible with their devices), then people and businesses alike will continue to refuse to 'upgrade' from XP.
Only Microsoft would bring out something that crap and then quickly brush it under the carpet and say it never mattered because they had something better planned anyway. xD
I bought an HP laptop in the beginning of October and it was the first time I used Windows Vista, I was like "damn it Windows Vista sucks" but once I got used to it I liked it. Feel free to disagree but that is my opinion. I read comments from other people advising. "its better if you purchase a PC Windows Vista based rather than upgrading from XP to Vista".
I agree with DJ. What's the point in "upgrading" from XP when all you're really doing is downgrading pretty much.
Microsoft no longer matters. Bill Gates turned out to be a terrorist so I have to take him and his entire organization out.
Lulz. xD Microsoft has pee'd off Jack... Now they're screwed.
Sony Snipers control this site L-M-F-A-O
The SAS is coming Jack
I am in the SAS. So that means you are in my car along for the drive?
Life in the SAS is tough, We gotta handle it.
I had Vista installed for over a year, and with that said, I'm back with XP. I just feel more comfortable and safe with it :P
i guess i'm one of the few but i have had no problems with vista. I got it with my new laptop and have had it over a year. the thing is that it has OPTIONS. you can disable file indexing, change startup things, disable uac, and soooo many other things. I don't think I would upgrade an older system. you just have to fool with a few things to make it run the way it should. and if you are a nerd (which if you are on this site most probably you are), you also like to fool with these things to get the most out of your pc. i care not for windows aero and all that other crap. i have everything set up for faster performance. i'm also playing games like baldur's gate and icewind dale. (old games) I also use other old software and I've never had any compatibility issues. I was on a boat for 4 months in alaska and it served me well. it saved me from insanity.
It seems for many vista has been hit or miss. I think to a certain extent its the bandwagon to hate vista however many have good reason to(plus the vista capable sticker was misleading in many cases, thus many had to go back to XP). When my older computer died(was using windows xp media center 2005) I used the vista PC in the house and it was fairly powerful, and good enough to use vista(top of the line virus software, as in business virus software because my dad used it for work beforehand). Initially it ran pretty well, and I liked it however over time Vista just went wonky on me. I had crashes on and off and updates didnt always download right, the user profiles went crazy and everything. It just got really annoying, and it had business end virus software so it wasn't because of viruses or anything(beforehand my dad used it for work). My previous computer as I said ran XP and it ran pretty well with the usual issues, but seemed overall to work better than Vista did. Around this time I was looking at macs since I was just transferring to university(this happened during the summer) and ended up getting a Macbook pro and I dont regret buying it at all, and was worth the investment. OSX has literally run perfectly minus a few issues with i-tunes. I am using XP through bootcamp and am glad I can. I was thinking of getting rid of XP though and using Linux(since supposedly you can play PC games through it now) with OSX though maybe I will hold off and see how Windows 7 ends up. Hopefully Windows 7 turns out good, though initially it will probably have issues.
Hating vista, I rarely even use my newer computer since my older computer runs a lot better with Ubuntu. It just doesnt go along the ways of modern standards.
I have Vista for both of my PCs. it's running just fine. I didnt like it at first tho..... make sure you have two gigs of rams.
I have been running Vista since last....July or August? I don't know...anyway I have never once had it crash on me. Not ONCE. Of course things are going to be in different places than XP it's a new UI. How can that be a solid complaint? I'm sure you're favorite old sweater doesn't fit like your brand new one either. Vista is smooth sailing for me, I have a strong system though even after a year. I use all the Aero features, even Dreamscene, and it runs like a champ. I don't game much on my PC, I use my 360 for that, so I don't have a comment there, but it does seemlessly run my network, and everything connected to it, I think the networking features of Vista are outstanding! Media Center...I don't know yet, haven't even after a year begun to figure it out...
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