> If new products weren't forced on people no body would buy them. We would be
> riding in steam powered cars because gas is expensive and everyone would tune in
> to the radio station and imagine a good night. Every OS that comes out is always
> shit on for the first year or so. XP was the exact same way when 98 was still
> around. just give it time and vista will become what XP is today. not saying its
> wrong to bitch though. i tried vista and i loved it, i like the littles things
> they improved. rewrote the games, including some kiddy games for the younger
> folk. allowed microsoft supported widgets on the desktop (take xp and throw
> window blinds on it and see what happens for sys performance) the only thing
> that really bugs me is the whole lock down of the hard drive and issues with
> dual booting. gaming and software incompatibility is to be expected in my book
> > Am I the only one who thinks it's kind of a scam? I've been shopping for a
> > laptop for someone else, and pretty much everything has Vista on it. I can't
> > see anything good about it. Let's look at the proposed benefits:
> > More reliable. I don't really buy it; XP/2000 is pretty relibale on it's own,
> > and I havn't seen anything that suggests that Vista is invincible, other than
> > Microsoft saying it is.
> > More security. Didn't Kaspersky and other AV companies come out and say that
> > it's worse than XP SP2 in terms of security?
> > Pretty new GUI. Which uses a lot of resources. Personally I don't care much
> > for the graphical gloss.
> > Direct3D 10. This just pisses me off. Way to screw over gamers. I hope
> > someone figures out a workaround or devs start using OpenGL instead.
> > And the bad...
> > Mass consumption of resources. Not only does this hurt you in hardware costs,
> > but especially for laptops, the power consumption just kills battery life.
> > what I hear, a lot of people are switching to XP because of this and the next
> > problem...
> > Compatibility. I've been hearing about tons of compatibility issues with old
> > stuff. Games especially.
> > So I guess I don't get it. I've never liked Microsoft's tactics, but this
> > like a scam. It makes me feel like going back to 98, just on principal. I
> > FAT32 blows for larger hard drives though; and XP has better built in hardware
> > support. It's really too bad that Linux sucks so much for games (other than
> > emulators), otherwise I'd be all over some Ubuntu.
> Yes its a sig... yes i am worthless