Why Does Everyone HATE Vista?

@Hgateway (204)
United States
June 6, 2007 12:27am CST
I was going to purchase a new laptop a month back, but then found now all laptop comes with Vista. Then, I hear good and bads about the Vista. Anyone here would like to share your point of view on Vista? What's your favor about Vista and What you don't like about it?
4 responses
@santuccie (3375)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Dell offers a few laptops with Windows XP, but if you want one, you might want to get it before the New Year. I understand Microsoft intends to pull it from the market then. Dell is also offering machines with Ubuntu Linux now, in apparent protest to Microsoft's apparent "sloppiness" these days (bad products, and ignoring those who don't want the bad products), but I'm not sure where that's going to go. Vista looks nice, and is more secure than Windows XP out of the box. But the requests for permission each time you want to run a third-party program is a nuisance, and I'm concerned with the fact that Vista's content protection makes it completely incompatible with High Definition video protocols. Some people may be upset by that, especially as monitor resolutions continue to increase.
@Hgateway (204)
• United States
7 Jun 07
Thanks for bringing this up to my attention. I'll check out Dell's offer and in case I still want to go on for Vista, I'll ask the question regarding running 3rd party progrm issue. In addition, you are right, there don't have many programs that's written to be compatible with Vista; hence, there must be tons issue for integration.
@santuccie (3375)
• United States
8 Jun 07
You're welcome. My suggestion to you would be to purchase a XP machine that is "Vista Premium ready." This means that it not only supports the new operating system, but that it has enough power to handle the aeroglass visuals in the premium versions. Such machines should be upgradeable to at least 4 GB of RAM, and come with a decent graphics processor. This way, you know your machine is not totally obsolete if and when you do decide to install Vista, yet you still have a fully legal copy of XP to fall back on in case Vista proves to be a failure like Windows Me was. Vista has been called "Me II," according to a few news articles.
@smacksman (6074)
7 Jun 07
I don't hate it as such, I just hate the way MS have mucked XP about changing names for the sake of it and adding a whole raft of graphical 'features' that don't DO anything. If you are new to computing then ok, you will get new software and new equipment so fewer problems. But to upgrade is a wast of money and the cause of no end of problems. If you do decide to upgrade then be prepared to buy a new:- 1. Scanner 2. Modem/Router 3. Anti-Virus software 4. Some graphical software.
@Hgateway (204)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Thanks for the reply. I think this is an excellent reminder to all who would want to try out Vista.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I tried it and I thought it was ok until when I installed it I couldn't get online as I use dial up strange so I took it off and put my xp back on.
@Hgateway (204)
• United States
7 Jun 07
This is something new that I never hear about. I guess it also included the control over connection out; therefore, under network somewhere need to be reset in order to work propertly.
• Australia
6 Jun 07
I used vista for like 2weeks and i found that there are many softwares & programs which are not compatible with Vista, so i decided to wait for atleast 8-10months till i install it again. I hope by that time everything would be working fine with all updates
@Hgateway (204)
• United States
7 Jun 07
This is what we afriad what I'll be digging into; therefore, I decided to wait for the next purchase of the laptop for now.