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Do you defend the reputation of Windows Vista?   [Edit]

Survey period: 27 Oct 2008 to 3 Nov 2008

When friends, family or colleagues say "Vista Is Crap, [Other Technology] is better" what do you do?

OptionVotes% 
I usually argue that Vista is (overall) a better choice36820.87
I usually discuss the pros and cons of each OS in a balanced manner47727.06
I usually agree that Vista is crap60334.20
I avoid these arguments. Each to their own.31517.87



 
GeneralRe: Post sp1 all Vista haters are getting more than a little tedious Pin
El Corazon28-Oct-08 6:08
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GeneralRe: Post sp1 all Vista haters are getting more than a little tedious Pin
Jeremy Falcon28-Oct-08 8:13
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Member 9628-Oct-08 12:03
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Jeremy Falcon28-Oct-08 12:28
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Brent Finney28-Oct-08 11:08
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Paul Watson29-Oct-08 1:48
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RugbyLeague31-Oct-08 0:58
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GeneralAll operating systems suck Pin
PeterTheSwede27-Oct-08 5:00
MemberPeterTheSwede27-Oct-08 5:00 
According to the FAQ of the Usenet group alt.sysadmin.recovery (ages ago, I don't know if it's still the same), all operating systems suck and they do so proportionally to the amount of actual work you have to do using them. In my mind, this more or less covers it, even though the ASR FAQ goes on to do a (meaningless, in my opinion) assignment of "objective" baseline suckosity values to various specific OSes.

Another factor is specific to version/flavour differences - such as switching from BSD Unix to AT&T Unix (which I did in the mid-80s if I remember correctly) or from XP to Vista. There, you're forced to find new ways to do familiar things all the time, which compounds the suckosity. Again, it's meaningless to compare the versions objectively - you will invariably prefer the one you're used to, until you've gotten enough used to the other one to tip the scales.

Personally, I'm adopting Vista and WS2008 at about the same rate as I did XP and WS2003 (maybe a little bit faster due to the fact that it's not as much ahead of the hardware specs as XP once was - XP was truly a performance pig even on new machines back when it was new), but I find myself annoyed at least hourly by having to look in other directions than I'm used to. Once I'm retrained on some task, though, the new way is usually better - at least slightly so. The new management interface in IIS7 made me furious a month ago but now I prefer it over IIS6. The little detail that everything that isn't default is shown in bold in the settings sheets is such a timesaver!

Peter the small turnip

(1) It Has To Work. --RFC 1925[^]

GeneralRe: All operating systems suck Pin
ed welch27-Oct-08 7:36
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PIEBALDconsult28-Oct-08 11:07
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GeneralRe: All operating systems suck Pin
PeterTheSwede28-Oct-08 22:11
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GeneralRe: All operating systems suck Pin
PIEBALDconsult28-Oct-08 10:49
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GeneralOld XP and Vista in a boot up race. Pin
Joe Q27-Oct-08 2:22
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JokeRe: Old XP and Vista in a boot up race. Pin
Owen3727-Oct-08 4:50
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Joe Q27-Oct-08 5:16
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John M. Drescher27-Oct-08 5:22
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DarthDana27-Oct-08 6:05
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Roger Wright27-Oct-08 18:25
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GeneralRe: Old XP and Vista in a boot up race. Pin
Jeremy Falcon30-Oct-08 9:47
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GeneralRe: Old XP and Vista in a boot up race. Pin
John M. Drescher30-Oct-08 9:53
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GeneralOptions 2 and 3 are not mutually exclusive Pin
Vikram A Punathambekar27-Oct-08 2:15
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GeneralRe: Options 2 and 3 are not mutually exclusive Pin
PIEBALDconsult27-Oct-08 18:17
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GeneralEnjoy Vista.... Gave up XP a year ago.... Not looking back PinPopular
rdskill27-Oct-08 2:05
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GeneralRe: Enjoy Vista.... Gave up XP a year ago.... Not looking back Pin
keithblack27-Oct-08 2:20
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Anthony_Spivey27-Oct-08 7:10
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