Lessons learned from these postings
Lessons learned from these postings, let me see:
1) I installed Vista and SP1 successfully, ergo everyone else should have no problems, they must be idiots.
2) I love Vista and MS, so you should too.
3) I love Macs, please join me in bed.
4) I love Linux, everyone jump in bed (Open Source, all join in!)
5) I had problems with Vista and SP1, MS must be to blame.
6) MS are evil because they make money.
7) I must upgrade because a new OS has been released.
Having noted that, I have never looked at a Vista machine, too many scary stories out there. Whether I am correct or not, I have not had the need to upgrade to Vista, Windows XP does everything I want to do. I do not want to upgrade "just because a new OS has been released". I am currently running Windows XP on my desktop and Ubuntu 7.10 (Trying to expand my knowledge) and yes, Ubuntu has it's problems.
Can someone please tell me, What is the purpose of moving from XP to Vista? From what I can glean from the postings:
- Flashy interface
- DRM (You are playing a DVD you purchased, therefore you are a pirate)
- Excuse to purchase new hardware and throwaway your old, working XP system? (Hi honey, I'm home. I had to purchase this $6000 computer because it supports Vista)
If these are the only reasons, why would you want to change from XP to Vista? Any new OS has to offer far more than a pretty interface to justify it's existence. That can be seen from the list that was issued above. All the Windows that had some new feature, like 32 bit, better security, etc, did a lot better. MS bashing is fun, but as John Munyard said, above, instead of getting bigger, flashier they need to design a smarter system. MS have the resources to build a new OS from the ground up, build in backward software support and still have an OS which can do the job.
Well that rambling should give "amanfrommars" a run for his money!
I choose Paris cause she has a flashy interface and is a good excuse to upgrade.