[stoic joker]: ...that only goes to prove that half of the "Bad Press" that Vista has gotten is due to idiots like HP that love to gadget & garbage up a machine to "Add Value" (BS...) to a machine before foisting it on a poor (unsuspecting) consumer.Quick thoughts:(1)
With any OS, there's give and take, love and hate, i.e., "If only it did this
, (or didn't do that
Vista SP1 is the version I wish Microsoft would have released in Jan.'07 because of its stability;(3) Stoic Joker
's experience is true to my own -- when HP or Dell installs Vista for me, it's a horrid experience of navigating crapware, autostart dumps, and popup registrations I never wanted. And when I install Vista x64 myself, I can make that baby stand up and sing with a couple of hours of tweaks.(4)
Seinfeld ain't helping. Nor does Mojave. Nor do I need humor or Apple's-so-jumped-the-shark snark by actor Justin Long. Just show me why Vista is better than the two other alternatives. That's all.(5)
Speed it up. Fix Windows Explorer. Fix UAC. Give us the old solitaire. Save $300 million on ads.