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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Vista First Look: A Massively Multiplayer Beta Test

The Register's columnist Thomas C. Greene has recently pubbed a good article offering an entertaining review of Windows Vista, noting price differences in Europe, driver compatibility issues and security and user interface problems that affect the global Vista experience.

The most prominent feature of Windows Vista is its cost. So, before we get into the nuts and bolts of how it behaves, let's talk about value for money. Because at these prices, it had better be good.

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  • The better quote:
    "Indeed, Aero looks nearly as good as KDE, although it demands about three times the system resources."
    Now, I'm not a KDE fan (GNOME for me, it's simpler, or Fluxbox for the ultimate simple), but in a world where people believe Linux (or Unix as KDE is for that too) is hard to use and all typey command line stuff, it's amusing to see it said that we've got the better UI.

    I had problems with Vista on my "Vista Capable" computer. It was mainly the graphics. It couldn't even run the screensaver. Why is the screensaver so graphics-intensive that a computer which runs 3D desktop without slowing down can't run the screensavers in Vista smoothly? It makes no sense that my computer can handle flipping cubes and wobbly windows and snow in the background of everything, yet a screensaver can't run.

    By Blogger Mackenzie, at 1:37 PM  

  • i agree with everything written in that article..i have co-workers that swore by Vista until a few days ago (we're Microsoft Gold Partners, mind you), when i started pointing out some of these serious flaws...

    if you're buying a PC that comes with an OEM version, that's all well and good, but I'd never pay to put this poorly-assembled pile of code onto my drive...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:14 PM  

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