Found this HappyJoyJoy article about Vista on CyberNet, culminating with the suggestion that we should all quit whining about it.http://cybernetnews....7/11/27/vista-sucks/
You know my opinion of Vista by now, and I'm sure you have one too. Whether you love Vista or think it's the new WindowsME doesn't matter; everyone has their own expectations and experiences, which is as it should be. In other words, you are perfectly correct to love or loathe Vista in whatever fashion suits you.
I hold this article up, however, as a piece of propaganda. Here's the core bit:
Got that? Because people complained about XP when it came out, that invalidates the complaints about Vista now. That's a little like getting mugged at the airport, and when it happens again people just roll their eyes and say, "there he goes getting mugged at the airport again; quit whining about it."
Ignoring the fact that even their examples are flawed (Vista's been out for 13+ months; business adoption rates for Vista are tanking
most Bird Flu victims are Vista users
) the conclusion is jaw-dropping, especially for a technology web site. Generally speaking, if customers are complaining, there's something wrong.
Finally, the two linked articles at the end are choice reads also. One's a link to a happy Vista-using magazine editor who debunks the myth that Vista has slow bootup/shutdown times. His methodology? He tweaks the test machines to remove functionality, in one case unplugging a USB drive. See, because the drive had a FAT partition on it, it slowed down the boot. What? WHAT? Isn't that kind of normal to have multiple partitions on a drive? Isn't that a FEATURE? Good god, what would Vista do if there was a Linux partition on that drive? Explode?
Oh, and here's another Knowledge Knugget: your browser boots faster if you uninstall the plug-ins.
See? It's not Vista causing the problem... it's all this crap
you people keep installing on it! Vista'd be just fine if you'd leave it alone. Leave poor Vista alone, you animals! *sob*
By stripping down his machine so it boots in 90 seconds he proved anyone bashing Vista is an idiot. And Vista users: you can even make money
by selling those useless USB drives on eBay!
Look... I know Vista's not one of the signs of the Apocalypse. Microsoft will get its act together and fix things and by this time next year workstations will be faster so we won't notice what a bloated sweaty pig Vista is, and eventually all the teeth gnashing will die down.
Just as it did with XP.
But dammit, *I* will be the one to decide when I am satisfied, and I reserve the right to cast disdain on products that do not meet my expectations. Ignoring the problem, drinking the Kool Aid, and giggling over how pretty Vista is will not make things better.