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It’s hasty to see so abounding Windows advocates. I apperceive Ashton, he’s been in the publshing/writing/computer bold for a continued while now, and in all honesty, his credibility are RIGHT on the money. I’ll accord with them 1 by 1 for you Windows luddites:
1. Anticipate of this logically, Windows XP seems to assignment OK for a lot of people, contrarily we’d be seeing accumulation migrations to added another operating systems such as OS X (far aloft imho) or Linux or BSD. This argumentation seems to announce that for best people, there will be little advantage to amend to Vista. If XP does it now, why update? If you anticipate that the boilerplate being is absolutely activity to accept a bigger accretion activity by advance to Vista, you’re affairs something. Sure, for a actual baby allotment of computer users, Vista does action new appearance and benefits, but this is in reality, a tiny allotment of the accepted userspace.
2 & 3. Cost. Outrageous is the word. Let me see here, Vista Ultimate sells in the US for $399, which translates to about AU $503 or so. Why is Microsoft Australia affairs it for AU $751 rrp? That’s a gross accumulation of $248 on top of the US price, acceptance for conversion. Why isn’t the ACCC investigating Microsoft for amount fixing? $751 for Vista? No thanks, not aback added alternatives are far bigger amount for money. Hell, I’m cat-and-mouse for Leopard to be appear in a few months, for AU $299. Far bigger value, far added defended system, far added reliable. Bigger looks, bigger account imho. Charge I say anymore? Well, I will…
4. Actual true. So, some of you Windows luddites are adage that I must advancement my accouterments aloof to run Microsoft’s latest and greatest™? Bugger that.
5 & 6. Amen. Vista is…currently a bisected broiled activity imho. Microsoft has appear Vista afore the blow of the software bazaar was ready, with the attitude of ‘tough shit’. This array of apathy for your users will lose you abounding barter Microsoft.
7. This is apparently a bit of FUD, but hey, Microsoft has been fudding Linux for abounding years now, I don’t apprehend of all of you Windows luddites chastising Microsoft for FUD. One word: hypocrisy.
8. By all accounts, UAC is activity to be one of those ‘click and forget’ buttons. Bodies won’t apprehend the warnings, they’ll aloof bang it to get rid of it. This counters the acumen for the development of UAC – educating the user to pay absorption to what they’re doing, and why, and how it ability affect their system.
9. Charge we say anymore? DRM in any way, appearance or anatomy is BAD. Operating systems that abutment DRM should be boycotted. Products that use DRM should be avoided. If abundant bodies had the adventuresomeness to do it, it would accelerate a VERY bright bulletin to the RIAA and MPAA that we are NOT able to play/pay their game. I’m not acknowledging piracy, don’t get me wrong, but DRM is a arduous abuse of our rights as users. End of story. If you anticipate DRM is great, you charge agreement out in the aback paddock and affable aural alignment with a baby advance brawl (from my king gun).
10. Amen. This is why I endorse the GPL, it ensures that you, the user doesn’t lose rights, but assets them as a user. True, the Vista authorization isn’t abundant added callous than added Microsoft offerings.
Now assimilate Dan’s supposéd rebuttal…
Quote: “Can I change the aggregate on a per-application base in Windows XP? Do I accept chip system-wide chase in Windows XP? Can I set the accent on a per-user base in Windows XP? Does Windows XP accept per-file emails and contacts? Does Windows XP accept a photo organiser appliance (the actuality that it sucks compared to iPhoto and abnormally Picasa2 is irrelevant)? Does Windows XP accept an up-to-date, avant-garde look? Does Windows XP accept all those under-the-hood improvements like abode amplitude blueprint randomisation, a new networking stack, and so on?”
Umm, who cares? How abounding bodies actively charge to do those things with their operating system? In all my years of appliance a computer, and watching others use computers, I’ve never already apparent addition charge these types of features. One word: Overkill.
Quote: “I could go on for hours.”
You could, but amuse additional me.
Quote: “Yes, no agnosticism about it. However, as said above, best bodies will get Vista via OEM”
And for those that don’t? Or don’t those barter count? You acutely went to the Microsoft academy of business and chump service.
I can’t animadversion on accouterments cartoon dispatch appearance etc, like Beryl, cos I haven’t acclimated them. I don’t charge them to do the job at hand. Are operating systems activity to be like adaptable phones, area they accept every affection beneath the sun but actual poor UI?
Quote: “Yes. This is usually the case aback an operating arrangement has apparent massive centralized restructuring, like new frameworks for cartoon and audio.”
Yes, this is why I alleged Vista a bisected broiled project. It should accept never been appear until these issues had been abundantly bound by 3rd parties. For Microsoft to absolution now is sending a bulletin to its userbase that it doesn’t care.
Quote: “Yet, added than Nero, I accept not yet encountered a distinct appliance that banned to assignment on Windows Vista. Acutely there are some that will break, but again, aback you massively restructure your platform, this is to be expected.”
You can’t accept acclimated Vista too abundant then…I’ll absolute you to this Media
feast and enjoy…
Quote: “I accept never appear into acquaintance with DRM (in a way that it hindered me, in any case), because I use a – how ancient – CD amateur and a almanac amateur to comedy my music (I absolutely buy albums in a absolute store, and I accept a huge accumulating of vinyl albums as well) and I comedy my DVDs on my stand-alone DVD player.”
You ain’t the boilerplate person…the all-inclusive majority of bodies comedy their music and DVDs from agenda media, on their PCs. Separate hi fi systems sales accept gone bottomward abominably over the accomplished few years…I know, cos I accept about 30k of audio gear, and I’m an audio ethusiast 😉
Avoid Vista like the plague. It will alone be a big agent because it’s activity to be rammed bottomward OEM throats whether they appetite it or not…