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Author Topic: RE: Vista: They took five years for this?  (Read 3463 times)
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« on: June 22, 2007, 03:03:58 pm »

http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/13114/1090/

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Linux users can, at times, be the worst kind of ingrates, whining and complaining about what they perceive as missing features in a free operating system. My advice to all such whingers: spend 10 days using the latest version of Windows and you'll realise that you are living in a world of relative bliss.

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 03:41:17 pm »

I just can write more  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007, 04:17:47 pm »

So a genuine piece of crap. I recommend all Windows users who won't use Linux or anything else to continue XP.
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2007, 09:21:47 pm »

It boggles the mind.

The article briefly mentioned cd burning (or the lack thereof) in Vista.  Groklaw has something on that:
http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20070422083715451
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Having heard that Vista's CD/DVD burn utility by default uses a nonstandard format, possibly as a result of yet another one of Microsoft's lock-in schemes, I decided to check things out for myself. That would also give me a nice chance to see what Vista was all about.

The plan was simple:
    1. Locate a Vista box,
    2. Bring empty CD's plus some arbitrary files on a USB stick, and
    3. Burn CD's in several ways while making screenshots.

As it turned out, the planning was the simplest part by far. The rest is best described as a tale of frustration.

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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2007, 04:30:55 am »

So a genuine piece of crap. I recommend all Windows users who won't use Linux or anything else to continue XP.


I agree, and I suspect all that hard drive activity will wear it out sooner too. Have to say one thing though, having read the article; I've installed Explorer 7 and it's a big improvement on Explorer 6.
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007, 04:44:53 am »

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I've installed Explorer 7 and it's a big improvement on Explorer 6.

Yeah, thats because its really not IE7  Wink

The author of that article was lucky he didn't run into the infamous slow copy bug in Vista...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/15/vistas_long_goodbye_continues/

The thread on the MS TechNet forum about this issue is the longest ever (21 pages so far), and what amazes me the most is that there has been only one or two posts from someone inside Microsoft, neither of which help to solve the problem.

Maybe they think that by ignoring the problem it will just magically disappear...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2007, 01:57:30 am »

M$ has created an OS that works against the user. For the five years,all they thought about was how to turn the whole OS into a giant spyware,which takes most of the ram to monitor the user and send the information to M$.
After that restrict and threaten. Thats not a very good product. I bet that even RIAA wouldnt like their computers to have it.

I wouldnt like to use such an Os,even if i had a gun pointed at my head.
They can take their license, shove it up their arse and set fire to it. Grin

XP will never go away, but m$ might try to persuade its users to upgrade to vista,when it stops patching it up or even bork it with "security patches" .
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2007, 02:32:06 am »

I wouldnt like to use such an Os,even if i had a gun pointed at my head.
They can take their license, shove it up their arse and set fire to it. Grin

...in that order exactly.
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2007, 02:41:34 am »

Actually, I'd prefer it if they set fire to it first, then shove it up their collective butt (while still burning of course).
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2007, 04:37:21 am »

thats what most people who know what vista is doing would think and switch to something else/not touch it . For those buying it preinstalled without being informed,or not bothering about it wont matter much...  Roll Eyes
Ofcourse Microsoft has its ways to force through its products by using other products.

Mybe they decided to first work on drm and then after releasing it, do the work that has to make it into a stable and useable product. They still have the pc gaming market monopoly. Grin  ...and software being developed mainly for them. Money goes to money, but reckless management and sloppy work,while having competition will eventually bring them slowly down... so why not attack competition? Thats soo microsoft..
Greedy control monopolist selling us desktop machines...but nobody wants to be observed by Big Brother. Isnt that against human rights? Nobody wants to live is George Orwell's 1984.
They have the hardware market as well,and will put drm chips wherever they can.
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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2007, 06:25:37 am »

Well, now:
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Microsoft is simplifying the processes via which its PC-maker partners will be able to provide “downgrade” rights from Windows Vista to Windows XP for their customers.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=543

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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2007, 03:22:14 am »

Nobody wants to live is George Orwell's 1984.

Until you manipulate fear. MS' best bet is to tie in with the 'War on Terra' somehow.

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Microsoft is simplifying the processes via which its PC-maker partners will be able to provide “downgrade” rights from Windows Vista to Windows XP for their customers.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=543

Owned.

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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2007, 11:23:59 am »

I hadn't been considering using Vista up until now, but even if I had, this story would have killed it:  http://news.softpedia.com/news/Forget-about-the-WGA-20-Windows-Vista-Features-and-Services-Harvest-User-Data-for-Microsoft-58752.shtml.  Surprise, surprise, Microsoft is using Vista to collect all kinds of information from your computer.

WGA on XP  is bad enough - the "genuine advantage" Microsoft has over you is that they can cornhole your computer and if you don't consent ... no security updates for you!

Though I did think the post from the guy who got WGA to identify his Ubuntu install as a legit copy of Windows was pretty funny ... http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=475709
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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2007, 11:31:03 am »

Haha, pwned.
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