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Do you like Vista?

Wouldnt use anything else!
5
14%
Its not too bad, could be less buggy.
17
49%
Its average.
8
23%
Its the worst OS M$ has ever made.
3
9%
Vista? m$? Im a linux/mac person!
2
6%
 
Total votes: 35

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Your views on Vista

Post by Andy »

What are your views on Vista now you have seen the RTM?

Personally I don't like it. Its just too "clunky" for me. It has little annoying things that don't have to be there. The pop-up box asking if you really want to run a program every time you click something is the worst offender.

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Post by empireum »

I've voted for "average". It's not too bad although it has the small bugs and annoying things (like the UAC you've already mentioned), but I wouldn't use it as my main OS unless I absolutely had to. I'm a "Classic Windows" (2000/2003 or FLP maybe), Linux/Unix and Mac guy primarily and prefer running them as my main OS.

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It seems OK - I don't like the slightly unfinished feel to it though, for instance:

>>Not all the icons have been updated (the classic start menu being the worst example),
>>They've updated some of the control panels to have the "Activity Centre"-style new interface (like the Wallpaper one) but didn't have time to replace them all so a lot still bring up the old tabbed dialog (except each one only has one tab at the top, like the Display options one, which is silly - why have the tab if there's only one?).
>>The boot screen (or rather the lack of it)
>>Things like the lack of options for all the built-in screensavers that they had in the old versions of those screensavers but claim they "didn't have time" to do for the Vista versions
>>There are a few bugs, like the folder tree one, the about Windows one, the thing where a huge IE icon suddenly appeared on my desktop when I changed some start menu options (NOT asking for IE icon!).
>>The non-title-bars - couldn't we at least have had the option of a title on them? I'm not sure about the new Explorer yet - I like the breadcrumb bar, but will have to use it for a while as my main OS before I can decide fully. Also Explorer windows seem a little bloated around the edges - screen sizes seem to be another thing pushed into the upgrade cycle by Vista.


>>Also, the amount of licensing/DRM nonsense in it - 2 services running all the time that do nothing but License stuff, and just look at the number of files/folders in the system folder related to licensing/DRM! WGA very tightly embedded, a lot of core Windows components dependent on it - just too much, in my opinion. I don't like the fact that it's talking to MS servers all the time for WGA purposes without you knowing - on XP you know when it's WGA-ing (ie when you install updates, unless you were stupid enough to install that WGA Notifications virus).

I will probably reserve full judgement until I've used it on a real machine though, as I've never used any Vista build on a real PC and it's difficult to get an accurate impression of the performance, and also you don't see the new composited desktop at all. I don't like the fact that there's 40 processes on startup though (given that I only have about 15 on XP), and it seems strange that Mac OS X works well on a much lower-spec machine than Vista demands, even though it is arguably just as an advanced OS.
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i'll tell you once i get around to installing it

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Post by blahsucks-two »

Yeah, I've strayed behind on Vista lately. Last build I installed was RC1, but I am planning on trying this new one out.

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Post by Gillian »

It's average

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Post by ___ »

the last one i installed was a few builds after beta 1

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Post by ppc_digger »

I'm a Linux person. I've installed Xgl/Beryl two days ago. And to think I even considered installing the leaked Vista RTM. Seriously, Beryl looks even better than Tiger.

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I've been using Linux almost exclusively for a while, and with the exception of a select few apps, I see little reason for Vista (maybe for Halo 2, but I'd only get vista if I buy a new OEM PC or build my own and get the special OEM version from Newegg).

For compositing goodness, Xgl/beryl more than suffices. It has, by far, more eye candy than both Windows and Mac OS combined. Most of it is unnecessary (having windows burn away isn't productivity enhancing) but damnit, it looks cool.

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Post by Beta Freak »

I voted its not too bad.

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i like vista i have made the switch over on both my laptop and my pc both to vista and to me it seems to run better than xp!!!

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Post by idontknow »

Its average, for just one reason...

I can't play games on it!

Oh, and also because:
-Takes forever to delete a file (are you sure?, UAC, are you sure again)
-No bootscreen

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I haven't used any recent builds, but once I get Vista I will probably dual-boot it with Windows XP.

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Post by ___ »

i just installed it, pretty good so far. detected all of my hardware. although my tv card doesn't work in media center

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