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Where Vista Fails

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#1 Mr Alpha

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 09:21 AM

Paul Thurrott who runs Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows, and who has been reviewing Windows Vista releases for some time now seems to have decided to - unlike his usually positive reviews - take a look at the failures of Microsoft and Vista. It is an interesting and insightful article, have a read.
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Posted 21 April 2006 - 10:47 AM

ohh interesting read thanks :huh:

the picture they compare XP and Vista screens the xp one looks so much easier to read - which is a good thing the Vista one looks like it has so many things on the one window

thanks again anyway :huh:

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 03:24 AM

I'd almost put money down that less than 1 month after Vista launches there'll be full howtos posted everywhere on how to rip the shell apart to function like XP in classic mode. I for one detest the new Vista shell, too much 'fading this slid in that' all with delays and appauling lack of customizability... there's a reason I run Lighttek Talisman shell on my Media PC and XP in classic mode, all bells/whistles/annoyances off, on my gaming rig, let alone Linux on main business/testbed machine and almost every enthusiast/above basic user is going to cringe at Vistas 'shiny but unattractive and sluggish new interface').

And as he writes in the article, you WON'T be amazed at vista, unless you write drivers or core integrated software, its kernel and driver subsystem is a fair bit cleaner now (though there's STILL lingerings of ancient 16bit code thats been patched up to 32). Beyond that build 5342 is it pretty much shows in the article a broken promise covered by marketing (there are still some BIG flaws that I'm surprised haven't been addressed that initials were noted in win98 SE code as being 'future unfriendly' ... I almost feel like its winME all over again but w/ some little mistakes learned)

Is it too much to ask for a ground up OS to be built/re-built by the biggest software firm in the world?

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