"Windows Vista Lover with minimal, if any problems!!!!"
"I think the Windows Vista bashers fall into 4 DISTINCT categories:
1) El Cheapo's: People who CAN'T AFFORD TO or WON'T upgrade to Vista certified hardware. They are still trying to run legacy hardware and are mad that it won't work and they can't get drivers. Is it M$ fault that the manufacturer didn't upgrade your 1912, , legacy hardware drivers? Nope!! Plus Vista needs memory, you can't run it on 512 MB!! Try 3 GB."
No operating system should require 2+ GB in order to run. There are numerous POSIX compliant OS's which run quite happily with well under 512MB or RAM. Why should consumer's have to pay for Microsoft's predatory business and poor programming practices?
And why does it take that much memory? There are two answes:
1. Microsoft wants to maintain a monopoly position. MS is notorious for ignoring the standards (e.g. POSIX) established by industry, government and standards committees (e.g. ISO/ANSI) in favor of its own similar, but proprietary, "standards".
2. Microsoft sells to unsophisticated users who believe eye candy makes something modern. The problem with that is that every time they change the user interface to make things prettier and easier for the tyros who are their target demographic, they make it harder for those of us who know enough to work closer to the "bare metal" safely. I'm not a big fan of Apple, but at least they got that much right. On a Mac, you couldn't ask for prettier interface, but the underlying machine is still accessible.
"2) The "Supposed" Whiz Kid/ IT: "I've been using computers since the Abacus and it doesn't work." Did you try to tinker with it, were you under the "hood" and change settings?? Now it doesn't work so BASH Vista????? Or...... a closet #1 ??? If your software vendor didn't update to a Vista compatible version, is it Vista's fault?? NOPE!!"
Read my previous comment. When standards are established and people stick to them, everything works with few surprises. Is MS stuck to standards, then life would be a lot simpler for folks who felt compelled to tinker. Of course, fewer would fell compelled to tinker, because most of the standards MS ignores would make their OS's smaller and faster.
Of course, if MS published standards-based OS's, they couldn't maintain their de facto monopoly. Unfortunately, in hosing their competitors, they also hosed their customers. Again, this is something Apple did right, basing their modern OS's on POSIX-compliant Unix, then adding the proprietary stuff cleanly on top. Both companies would like to monopolize their markets, but Apple's approach leaves their customers largely out of their battles with competitors.
"3) The "I Don't Like To Learn/ Relearn a OS": YES there is a learning curve, I DON'T like the fact M$ renamed or made it harder to find/ do some of the tasks that I could just about do in my sleep under XP.
Just a side note, I'm getting there!! In fact I'm to the point of having to stop and think of how to do some things on my granddaughters
XP machine( she got my old XP box)."
So, you're defending change for the sake of change? It's not that those people are stupid or lazy, it's that they can see no reason to change something that's not broken. Some of us have enough to do without enduring learning curves - even short ones - just to be fashionable.
"4) The "Ye Olde Apple Dumpling Gang": People who have "probably" never owned a PC or bailed out around the the Windows SE era. Are you jealous that there are probably at least TWICE the amount of programs available for PC's???? Are you bashing Vista just to stir the pot??"
Thanks for supporting the anti-Vista arguments. You did so because there are more programs that will run on XP and not Vista than there are programs which will run n Vista but not XP.
There have always been "killer apps" - programs that make one machine or OS superior to others. Anyone who needs or wants to use any of those will be stuck with whatever runs them. There are indeed many which only run on Windows, but most of those will run on XP as well as Vista. OTOH, Mac and Linux each have their own killer apps. There may be killer apps exclusively for Vista, but I haven't heard of any.
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