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Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:44 AM
Morning: I recently upgraded to Vista Ultimate, and yes there is a learning curve. I adapted quickly, and the audio is a great improvement over XP. I am waiting to use the 64 bit disk, for now 32 bit is great for my uses,Alan
Vista was a drastic change from XP - and people generally don't like change.
Most of the complaints that I've seen have come from people who wanted their old stuff to work with Vista - and the drivers weren't available. But, would you buy a brand new car and put retread tires on it? If you want the latest in technology, you've gotta be prepared to pay the price for having it. FWIW - I had an old Toshiba laptop that was not Vista compatible - yet we got Vista to run on it. I also had a Hauppage TV Card that wasn't Vista compatible (and still isn't) - rather than whine about it, I disabled the card and used other means to get my TV on my monitor.
Other complaints revolve around the hardware requirements - and this is as much a function of the rapidly increasing hardware development as it is with the sophistication of the OS. People want more - they want more stuff to run faster on their systems, so they've gotta get new hardware to do this. This is sorta like expecting your Chevy to perform like a Ferrari - if you don't have the horsepower under the hood, you just can't get the blistering performance no matter what you do.
Software developers have added to this problem (IMO) by making programs that use more and more memory - resulting in Vista bloat coming along much sooner than XP bloat did. It's not uncommon to see people recommending 4gB of RAM for Vista systems these days - just due to the increased demands that the latest software puts on the system.
Finally...Security. Microsoft has been slammed repeatedly over the years for the perceived lack of security in it's OS's. Microsoft recommended that all users run as Limited Users in XP - and it was ignored by nearly everyone. So, with Vista, they made it more difficult to run as an Administrator - and more difficult for software developers to write programs that didn't follow their recommendations. The UAC prompt is the result of this. It's not there to upset the users, it's there to make life difficult for the software developers who don't follow Microsoft's guidelines. Which would you rather have - a program that installs and runs without repeated UAC prompts, or one that nags you every couple of minutes? The hope is that software developers will respond to this and write programs that don't require Administrator permissions to run.
I love Vista. It's much more stable on my systems - and I do quite a lot of software testing/operating system manipulation on my systems.
When it does crash, it's much easier to figure out why - and the error reporting tools are much more robust also, giving me loads of information on why it's behaving badly.
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