I've had VistaHomePrem since June and I am so disgusted with an OS that not only DOES NOT serve ME, it requires I make a multitude of sacrifices to run it on my new kickass 17" HP LapTop. For all the trouble I've had with it crashing my favorite programs like Irfanview, TurboNavigator and running slower than XP-Home on a hardware inferior machine, I'm ready to toss it. Even with non Aero classic windows and all no-frills selections, it's an indifferent, restrictive, annoying bloatware pig with a torturous lack of servitude. FireFox2's full menu configurability (with MenuEdit) is a model of customer accommodation and software wizardry.
The inconsiderate arrogance of MS to force this extremely unaccommodating OS and it's premium, new hardware requirements on the IBM PC world is off the scale. Yes I'm angry, because a new $1000 laptop went backwards from a 5 year old XP-Home machine it replaced. I've heard enough of MS lapdogs rationalizing that XP had problems too. Not like this! Not where so much hardware is considered junk until you jump thru hoops and some last generation software is now useless. Who do we thank for that mind fart?
This is 2007 and a new MS mega dollar OS should have walk-on-water capabilities with intuitive processes, full backward compatibility and masterful speed with flawless reliability. Vista has NONE of that. The only good thing about Vista is that it's driving a LOT of people hesitant about the jump to a MAC to finally making that jump. I wish I did.
Why is there almost zero praise for Vista in the magazines and likewise from BestBuy and CircuitCity employees in the computer dept? Why are there so many dissatisfied Vista users? I think MS should offer an XP Pro full install DVD to all dissatisfied Vista users for just a shipping fee and try again with XP-Pro2. No, Vista isn't going away. The word is out. It's slowly being replaced by Apple MAC's.
Yeah, I know . . . . . . "Tell us how you really think".
Edited by CycleRob, 29 September 2007 - 01:43 AM.