Windows Vista continued

An addendum to my previous post on Windows Vista – Vista is a piece of crap. My computer is completely broken thanks to this virus of a new operating system. When I close my laptop lid or manually put it to sleep, it goes to sleep and then wakes up again a few seconds later. Now I have to either hibernate or shutdown my computer every time I want it to go to sleep. When I logoff things are even worse. There I just get a friendly old blue screen. Copying files is hideously slow. Even copying a file of a few megabytes can take tens of seconds while Vista churns away figuring out whatever it is that it needs to figure out. Likewise for opening windows, which takes yonk. My games don’t work and other programs run very slowly. Boot up and shutdown are extremely slow. In case my point hasn’t been made, don’t even think about installing Windows Vista. It’s rubbish and I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy. As soon I have time I’m switching back to XP. That should give me back about 10 gigs of disk space as well. This new OS is bad even by Microsoft’s somewhat low standards.

5 thoughts on “Windows Vista continued”

  1. “I am not sure how the company lost sight of what matters to our customers the most, but in my view we lost our way. I think our teams lost sight of what bug-free means, what resilience means, what full scenarios mean, what security means, what performance means, how important current applications are, and really understanding what the most important problems [our] customers face are. I see lots of random features and some great vision, but that doesn’t translate onto great products. I would buy a Mac today if I was not working at Microsoft. Apple did not lose their way. They think scenario. They think simple. They think fast. I know there is nothing hugely deep in this.”

    – Jim Allchin, Microsoft Co-President, Platforms & Services Division

  2. If you’ve ever given consideration to the thought of switching to a Mac, your next upgrade would be a strategic time. The UNIX core is robust for parallel programming and physical modeling, and now that Macs run on Intel chips, you can dual boot and run XP, Linux or Vista natively for any legacy applications that you may need to carry over.

    The upcoming OS revision and hardware lineup will incorporate system-wide multitouch technology at the core OS level. The system’s strengths in multimedia design and electronic music production are where the potential of this technology really begins to shine.

  3. Ha ha! Someone is already preaching about Macs. One thing that PC users can do that Mac users can’t:

    Oh, and by the way, what does “hasta la vista” mean? I was going to ask a Spanish guy I met at ICAP last year, but I felt that it would be like when a Bulgarian asked me if one can buy kangaroos at the local store.

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