Yes, an old phrase, and those that blindly support Vista are in a\nstate of happiness based on false hope. Not surprising the meaning is\nlost on the handful of vocal idiots that infest this newsgroup and\nspill their bitter bile which flows here like a overflowed river.\n\nAlexander Pope back in 1709 wrote thusly:\n\n"A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the\nPierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and\ndrinking largely sobers us again." This flowery passage is the source\nof the better known "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing" and we\nsee examples of such ignorance here daily.\n\nBeware of a wolf in sheep's clothing. That of course simply means be\ncautious of someone who hides malicious intent under the guise of\nfalse truths.\n\nThe question boils down to why do some try so hard to paint over the\nobvious flaws sprinkled throughout Vista? Is this not the place to\nbring such issues to light, discuss them and hopefully together find\nsolutions? You would think so, but not in the poisoned atmosphere\ncreated by a few ignorant and foolish posters. To hear them tell it\nVista is nearly perfect and if you don't share in the bliss they enjoy\nthen surely you must be foolish and know not how to install or\nconfigure Vista properly. About as feeble a lie that could be uttered\nand a vain and limp attempt to drown out the truth even Microsoft\nadmits be it in whispers. Namely while well intended, Vista just\nhasn't lived up to the hype or promise previously proclaimed from\nRedmond and not received well anywhere.\n\nIs there any truth to the madness most of Vista's problems are rooted\nin not installing or configuring it correctly? No. One only need spend\na few minutes at Google to see the torrent of complaints and\nbewildering number of web pages devoted to discussing Vista issues.\nMany that arise show themselves on boxes with name brands where Vista\ncame preinstalled. One would expect a newsgroup created to discuss\nsuch issues would be an oasis from the storm. It is not.\n\nFools do foolish things and this newsgroup never has a shortage of\nidiots eager to praise Microsoft to the highest rather than holding\nthem accountable for the ugly thing called Vista. Yes Vista might be\npretty on the surface, but look below the surface and it's often a\nugly old hag. Slow, plodding along and often rude with endless nagging\nusually over superficial things plus a unique ability to be seemingly\nunable to do simple things like remember settings and instead with no\ncause or warning reverting back to some arbitrary setting without even\ntelling you the user a change was made. Then of course the old\nannoyance of cryptic messages like Windows Explorer needed to close,\nyet nothing but coded messages buried in some event log that at bests\nonly hints as to why something internal to Windows keeps crashing.\n\nThis place has taken on a bitter tone because of a few loud but\nignorant pontificators foolishly thinking you are on holy ground when\nvisiting here and besides removing your shoes you also should sit\nquietly and rise in praise when one of the self-anointed blowhards\nbegins to bluster. I don't think so. That isn't the purpose of this\nnewsgroup, it isn't a house of worship or a fan club. This is suppose\nto be a place of discussion and there can't be only one side heard\nwith a few hot heads engaging in shameless personal attacks to attempt\nto drown out opposing views. No, that isn't how it should be, but is\nhow things are.