Vista Adoption Now... A Big Mistake?

"A devastating critique of the Vista OS on the pages of Computerworld suggests that being "wowed" by Microsoft at this early stage is a big mistake. Read on to find out more..."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 26/01/07
Author: PV5150
Source: The Inquirer

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Next week Bill Gates will introduce Vista on the stage of the Nokia Theatre in New York, and Microsoft will spend millions of dollars in an expected advertising campaign to push it to the masses.

But, a devastating critique of the Vista OS on the pages of Computerworld suggests that being "wowed" by Microsoft at this early stage is a big mistake. The article warns that a heap of firms are scrambling to finish drivers and other code, and Vista won't really be ready until a service pack is ready (which many of us had guessed anyway).

The article warns that many firms are scrambling to finish drivers and other code, and Vista won't really be ready until a service pack is ready. ATI and Creative have warned not all their products are Vista compatible, while software firms like McAfee haven't yet produced upgrades of their products.

The article cite's reasons to not upgrade to Vista, which have been listed below:

* Vista is incomplete
* Vista is expensive
* Vista wants a new PC
* Vista is time consuming
* Windows XP isn't obsolete
* Vista may be the best reason yet to buy a Mac

Years ago, "switching" from Windows to a Mac was nearly impossible for most people. We relied entirely on desktop applications, many of which had no equivalents on the Mac platform. Today, so much of what we do is online -- and Apple has done such a good job of making the transition easier -- that leaving Windows and moving to a Mac is perfectly doable for most people. It's a real choice now, and mostly a matter of preference.


Personally I think this article is flawed, but it does raise some interesting points. How do you see Vista? Is it all that it's cracked up to be?

Feel free to discuss this article in our forum

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28-01-2007, 15:10:41

PP Mguire
Lol owned, i didnt think ISPs where allowed to check up on what you where doing though "privacy".

28-01-2007, 15:16:22

equk

Lol owned, i didnt think ISPs where allowed to check up on what you where doing though "privacy".


Not sure what it's like in America and Canada, but in the UK loads of people have been warned and kicked off of ISPs for downloading movies etc on torrents as most stuff is filtered and is trackable. Especially torrents etc.

But not all torrents are illegal, so not sure how/why a ISP would block all access to them, altho some ISPs in the UK were blocking ports to kazaa etc

28-01-2007, 15:21:22

PP Mguire
I believe over here thats illegal becasue of privacy issues. I havent heard anything about ISPs doing that(over here). I know if they monirotred what i did i would sue.

28-01-2007, 15:31:42

equk

I believe over here thats illegal becasue of privacy issues. I havent heard anything about ISPs doing that(over here). I know if they monirotred what i did i would sue.


I think it maybe in the small print of the ISPs TOS over here (which I think also says they can change it as they wish within reason)

28-01-2007, 15:48:10

darkorb
glock are u serious? i have rogers also, and they havent said anything to me about torrenting

but back before like a few years ago, i used limewire and kazaa when i was younger, and the internet was cutt of, so i called them and they said they disconected the internet cuz their had been a virus going around. and they said they had recieved calls saying it was coming from my computer, wtf is that!

glock, their not aloud to check what ur doin on ur comp. what kind of emails did they send u? and torrent's arn't illegal

28-01-2007, 16:08:42

PP Mguire
If it has it in their fine print and they arent in the US its perfectly legal dude. Over here i said i would sue becasue of invasion of privacy but not every country has that ya know. I didnt realize that before i spoke up. Also, it was probably their way of telling you not to torrent (the virus) which im guessing.

28-01-2007, 18:04:11

Rastalovich

Not sure what it's like in America and Canada, but in the UK loads of people have been warned and kicked off of ISPs for downloading movies etc on torrents as most stuff is filtered and is trackable. Especially torrents etc.

But not all torrents are illegal, so not sure how/why a ISP would block all access to them, altho some ISPs in the UK were blocking ports to kazaa etc



From an ISP pov, especially a smaller one or one based in a `small` area, torrents, quite a bit more than stuff like limewire, absolutely HOG bandwidth.

And depending on how they`ve technically linked all their customers in an area - one night of some1 using torrents could clog a route enough to require a resetting.

30-01-2007, 17:51:23

Rastalovich
I got the ever so strangest feeling this beta stress test was for the weekend only.

If so, I guess it`s w8 til open beta or another email.

30-01-2007, 19:04:28

FragTek

I got the ever so strangest feeling this beta stress test was for the weekend only.

If so, I guess it`s w8 til open beta or another email.



Yup, it was. It's exactly like how they beta tested Guild Wars. They will open it up like 2 x weekends / month until launch (approx 3 months) so that they can keep testing and refining their tweaks and fixes.

31-01-2007, 06:04:10

Rastalovich
Gah >.< I was busy.

U take any screenies Frag ?
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