Been there done all that, easy reasons!
by dakz2006 - 3/14/07 6:37 PM
In Reply to: Windows Vista Bugs by photoham
I to, like the original poster have used windows since 3.0, I don't have to put an x there I remember getting the 5 floppy disks with a new mouse I bought! And if he really has been around it that long, then this is nothing new. We went through it with Windows 95, 98, XP, 2003. Nothing has changed in that respect. What has changed about some of his complaints are easy, AOL is not really in business any more, I was an AOL member and got the letter stating that what I was paying for was now available for free, so that was the end of that.
Now whats the difference between this new version and the older "new" versions? I remember going nuts with a new CD-ROM drive that there was no driver for in Windows 95, I remember in Windows 98 anything made in 99 would not work and they were slow coming out with the drivers for that edition too.
While Vista has many many drawbacks, hardware isn't really one of them. I build, sell, and repair computers for a living, and have really had less problems then other versions. Thats not to say that Vista is the way to go, and I don't recommend it to customers at this point in time. But to complain about it after a little over a month of being out is a little unfair, and I can agree to some extent with the statement that the software people all got caught with their pants down on this one, they really thought it was going to get delayed again, Surprise!!
Now the rash statement to switch to a Mac. well sounds like to me someone has more money then good sense, you just bought Vista so throw it away on a new system then don't forget that leopard will be out soon, then you will be where you are now with the exception of being a lot poorer! Now lets shake things up, Mac will never be as good as PC's, real simple, look at the state of the art Mac, and you can buy an equal PC on ebay for a couple hundred, I know I can see the Mac users grabbing their keyboards now, but its true, look at the specs before you write, because I bet you I already have, ohhhh Mac is coming out with a dual core Intel, are you kidding? Thats makes them several years behind! Ohh but leopard will... uhhmmm no it wont all that Leopard will do is wait for the dust to settle from vista and so they know how much they can overcharge for their new OS just like Microsoft did! The New OS no matter which one will have problems, anyone thats been at this since before 2002 knows this, we all got spoiled by XP because any "new" editions were based on the same kernal, and after almost 5 years it is still getting it done, and the "Newest" XP the X64 edition is the best, it is based on the 2003 kernal and I love it, all that XP was supposed to be! If you want to find fault with the computer world today look no further then your mirror, as long as people keep sending mixed signals to the software companies then we will have this mess for a while, The 64bit systems have been around for a long while now (in computer time) and yet we still buy, and download 32bit apps, games, etc. "Yeah but they don't make 64bit.." Well duuhhh because the majority of the market keeps buying and downloading 32bit, because of the WOW (Windows On Windows) that allows 32bit to run on 64bit systems, if we stop then they will stop, first rule of business supply and demand, if there is no demand then who cares about the supply, go ahead look down at those stickers on your computer, you know what it says, you got the 64bit X2, the IA64, the 64FX, etc man it is fast it runs 32 bit Windows XP, Vista, whatever so fast, and you feel so good that your running at half speed, because you are using 32bit on a 64bit platform that is 5 year old software technology, you love the fact that you can whip around that $700 Adobe photoshop while only using 7% of your processor, now imagine if you were doing it at 3% because every one stopped paying so much for old outdated technology, so we only have one place to place the blame, or easiest way to say it, We have met the enemy and it is us!