If you think this is bad you should hear MY rants!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by John Jay Smith, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. John Jay Smith, Apr 20, 2006
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  2. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 20, 2006
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  3. Hey, I have personally tested vista and came to worse conclusions than
    Thurrott has....

    I say this and mark my words: If Microsoft doesnt make some miracles happen,
    they are going to crash the whole company on this.

    I could explain all the details why vista is a sick puppy... but I dont have
    the energy for that now....
     
    John Jay Smith, Apr 20, 2006
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  4. Yer know, I see exactly what he means to some degree... but I'm remaining
    optimistic for Vista. Virtual Folders, USB memory management, BitLocker,
    faster installations, protected accounts (for preventing major virus
    damage), the overall user interface... it's great!

    But we still have a way to go before it gets to 100% quality though :eek:)

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    of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
    that up!

    --: Original message follows :--
     
    Zack Whittaker, Apr 20, 2006
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  5. Like Venessa Williams says, the Windows Team is saving the best for last. :)
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 20, 2006
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  6. Installed it on a P4 1800 Mhz 512 MB, barebone, no apps on it...
    and it thrashes the hard disk like crazy...Reminded me of the win98 era!

    Not to say that I could not get the glass UI...

    Can you imagine what will happen if I install on that platform all the apps
    I need?

    This is my experimental machine I use to evaluate OS and programs..
    I installed another 128MB just to see of vista goes a little better...

    This is too much..... its too bloated.

    I see that there will be a big number of people sticking with XP..

    I like advancements and changes... and almost always have the latest and
    greatest...
    why does Vista make my stomach tumble? I have a gut feeling that the way its
    going
    vista will be a winME flop....

    People HATED Windows ME... it was buggy, slow, it crashed.... too many
    problems..
    most of the users formatted and installed win98 if they got winME with a new
    computer.
     
    John Jay Smith, Apr 20, 2006
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  7. I truly do wish that they will suprise me.... I want the next windows
    to be the best OS ever.....

    I cant bear the linux fanatics... and what they will have to say...
     
    John Jay Smith, Apr 20, 2006
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  8. I am running Windows Vista Ultimate x64 on a 1.6 GHz AMD Sempron 2600 and
    its not slow and no thrashing of hard disk. (512 MB of RAM also, 10 GB
    partition. I don't get Glass either, its using on board memory (64 MBs, so
    Windows gets 448 MBs).
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 20, 2006
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  9. sempron 2600 means it is as fast as a P4 2600, right?
    thats 800Ghz faster than my test machine!
     
    John Jay Smith, Apr 20, 2006
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  10. John Jay Smith

    Jason Guest

    Also depends on what the revised version # you have. The latest update I
    hear is pretty good. Have not seen or used it though. 5307 from what I
    have read was a bit sluggish and did run the hd pretty much all the time.
    Just wait till the Public Beta version.

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    Jason

    Applied but still waiting to be accepted for the Vista Beta Testing group.
    Can't wait to be able to play and help make it even better.

    http://www.orderpcs4free.com/?r=878

    MS Windows XP Pro, IE 7.0.5335.5 Beta 2
     
    Jason, Apr 20, 2006
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  11. I think Thurrott has it right on balance. The work that is still coming
    down the pipe puts the lie to any claims that Vista has been feature
    complete in recent builds. With the scheduled new work, and changes
    derived from beta feedback, there is realistically little time for any
    of this to bake properly before shipping later this year.

    I added my 2c on the Windowsmedia issue to Matt Goyer's page:


    I think the changes in WMP11 are superficially pretty, but managing the
    library became a lot tougher.

    It’s been hard trying to analyse the changes since the UI up to build
    5243 has been very unstable.

    The loss of drag and drop aggregation of tracks in the library does not
    seem to have been replaced by anything new.

    The Album Update feature seems to be unchanged, and there is still
    little consistency in the naming & display of metadata fields from one
    part of the UI to the next.

    The picture management section is still a mess, particularly in the
    absence of any separate management UI for images. Why would I want
    thousands of album thumbnails intermingled with my personal photos?

    There’s nothing to help control multi-user access to a shared library
    media files on a single PC. One user sets update preferences one way,
    and another sets the other way. Each time they log in, the two sets of
    preferences fight each other: renaming and rearranging tracks one way
    and then the next.

    Also, we’re still stuck with 2-second gaps between tracks when burning
    audio CDs.
     
    Mike Williams, Apr 20, 2006
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  12. Build 5308 CTP runs very well on my Sea Gate Barracuda 7200.8 250 Giga Byte
    Hard Drive (OEM from Newegg.com), however it runs a little slow on my Sea
    Gate Barracuda 7200.7 80 Giga Byte Hard Drive (OEM from DELL).
     
    Kevin John Panzke, Apr 20, 2006
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  13. The drive on my test machine is only 15 GB hence it is older technology....
     
    John Jay Smith, Apr 20, 2006
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  14. John Jay Smith

    Roy Coorne Guest

    Well... about as fast as a Celeron 2.6 GHz...

    ....



    Roy
     
    Roy Coorne, Apr 20, 2006
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  15. I've seen one of the videos that shows some of the graphics in Linux that a
    friend on MSBLOG showed me... it seems much faster on half of what the
    system requirements need to be...

    .... but at the moment, I like Vista. :eek:)

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    rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
    of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
    that up!

    --: Original message follows :--
     
    Zack Whittaker, Apr 20, 2006
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    Frank Guest

    Well I've been testing 32 & 64 bit builds from the 4000's to 5342 and
    all I can say is what a POS this is turning out to be. I have no idea
    who is in charge of this train wreck but they need to be fired
    immediately if not sooner. UAP is the biggest wast of time PITA I've
    ever run into. It harasses the user instead of protecting them from
    outside problems. If implemented in it's current form, it will make
    Vista the most hated OS ever foisted onto the public. Especially when
    some unknowing person purchases a computer with it already bundled.
    Somebody needs to stop this train wreck before it's too late!
    Frank
     
    Frank, Apr 20, 2006
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    Jason Guest

    Personally, I can't wait to purchase this OS. One of the elementary schools
    in my area is also looking forward to using the software with the new UAP
    build into it. I can also see your point that it can be annoying, but UAP
    can be turned off.

    I have also ran into problems with older operating systems and family
    members installing software that shouldn't have been installed. UAP will
    help protect several familys from these kinds of issues. Don't get me
    wrong, UAP does have a little way to go, but it is a great start IMO.

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    Jason

    Applied but still waiting to be accepted for the Vista Beta Testing group.
    Can't wait to be able to play and help make it even better.

    http://www.orderpcs4free.com/?r=878

    MS Windows XP Pro, IE 7.0.5335.5 Beta 2
     
    Jason, Apr 21, 2006
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  18. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 21, 2006
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  19. I think they threw UAP on everything in Vista, what they are doing now
    basically is to strain it out based on feedback.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 21, 2006
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    Frank Guest

    I understand UAP will be implemented by default on the public beta. What
    a joke.
    I can already hear the outcry!
    Frank
     
    Frank, Apr 21, 2006
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