Opinions of Vista - Good & Bad

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by niagara94, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. niagara94

    niagara94 Guest

    Hi - What is everyone's opinion of Vista and (very important) why? I am
    thinking of buying a new computer with Vista on it. I've heard some people
    don't like Vista but I'm wondering why. Is anyone out there happy with Vista
    and why? Thanks!
    niagara94, Jul 25, 2007
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  2. Its not ready yet microsoft shoud have held bacck about two years before
    launching it and then they may have got it right
    David.Anthony, Jul 25, 2007
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    Bill Yanaire Guest

    Start reading the thousands of posts here and you will get more opinions
    than you can shake a stick at!
    Bill Yanaire, Jul 25, 2007
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    P. Di Stolfo Guest


    this is a very big question, with a simple answer for me.
    I like Vista, better than XP. I'm happy with it because of its new design,
    its new and updated features (the Start Menu, the Control Panel, the
    Calendar, the Media Center, the Drive Encryption feature, and especially the
    Sidebar, and its more and bigger networking overview).
    I don't know which of these features you will get in the Vista version you
    will purchase.

    P. Di Stolfo
    P. Di Stolfo, Jul 25, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    It's a great OS as long as you know what you're doing and your hardware
    is sufficient.
    Much better than XP or any version of linux.
    Frank, Jul 25, 2007
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    MS-Adict Guest

    Some things are better than in XP but I am sure that MS should have
    implemented them in a service pack.

    Vista does not deliver the overwhelming different way of working, it is an
    improved XP version - nothing more !

    Would I suggest to spend money on it if you already have XP ? NO
    MS-Adict, Jul 25, 2007
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    Wizard Guest

    It is 30% slower than XP on a dual boot system (ie identical hardware).
    The only good thing there is about Vista is the calendar.
    Wizard, Jul 25, 2007
  8. Best not to come to a support newsgroup for a view on if something is good
    or bad.
    The majority of people here have a problem - there are however million so of
    happy users out there.

    Think - you would not go stand in a doctors waiting room to decide if the
    human race was fit and healthy

    Go read some more balanced review of the product by reputable reviewers on
    quality sites.
    Mike Brannigan, Jul 25, 2007
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    niagara94 Guest

    Thank you everyone who replied. Mike - which sites would you suggest going
    to for balanced reviews? Thanks!
    niagara94, Jul 25, 2007
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    Jdr Guest

    In general you're corret - Vista is slower than XP or even Win 2K.
    However there are some good parts of Vista too. It's a matter of
    opinion which OS is better WinXP or Vista. I'd go for a newer
    one rather. So for me Vista is better.
    Jdr, Jul 25, 2007
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    niagara94 Guest

    niagara94, Jul 25, 2007
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    Mike Guest

    There are lots of "early adopter" issues right now - flaky drivers,
    application compatibility, etc. but these are to be expected for a new OS.

    It's a fabulous product that will only get better as time goes on, Service
    Packs are released, and hardware vendors (drivers) and app vendors get up to

    Mike, Jul 25, 2007
  14. Hi all,
    I had enough of Vista. I tried to copy a file from an external HD to C-drive
    and it took ages. I can't believe this kind of basic stuff is so broken in
    commercial OS.
    I wiped my HD claean and installed UBUNTU LINUX. I think this is the most
    intelligent move I have done in my entire life. Ubuntu is just working and
    really great!
    Just forget about Vista and Microsoft and discover a new and better world
    with Linux! I Think Linus Torwalds should receive Nobel prize for his
    contribution for the human kind. At the same time BillGates should be ashamed.



    The man from Finland!, Jul 25, 2007
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    Mike Guest

    UNBUTTONED is *so* last year. Try PCLinuxOS. It's This Year's Model.

    Mike, Jul 25, 2007
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    Bill Yanaire Guest

    So we should not be hearing from you ever again since you are now an Ubuntu
    Bill Yanaire, Jul 25, 2007
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    Gman2 Guest

    I think it loads much more smoothly and quickly than XP and it looks
    finished unlike XP... but Vista eats up so much more RAM and memory and it
    was incredibly slow to start off with. Oh and some things don't work in
    Vista because of the drivers haven't been updated for the products,
    including the Nintendo USB Wifi connector.
    Gman2, Jul 25, 2007
  18. Hi Mike,

    I haven't tried PCLinuxOS yet. I'm happy with Ubuntu currently. Maybe some
    day. I'm sure it's better than Vista in any case.

    The man from Finland!, Jul 25, 2007
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    Jay Somerset Guest

    If you are a devoted user of Win2K or XP, then you may not like
    Vista's new look & feel, including the "ribbon" motif in Office 2007.
    If you have the latest and greatest, bleeding-edge peripherals, the
    Vista drivers may not yet be up to scratch.

    But, if you are a bit more tolerant of change, and have the patience
    to learn new ways of doing some things, and are willing to hunt around
    a bit to find your favorite menu item or tool tab, then you may well
    learnt to actualy like some of Vista's "new look".

    Personally, I approached Vista with a good deal of skepticism and
    doubt, but have been pleasantly surprised. Mine (on a new HP laptop)
    has been rock stable, with none of the "grievous faults" that some
    others have reported. A few minor annoyances and frustrations when I
    couldn't figure out how to do some simple things with Win2K that were
    very useful, but with a little help from the NG, I usually was able to
    find how to go about things.

    On balance, I'm not unhappy with Vista, although I did disable the
    very annoying "big brother" that asked my permission to do just about
    anything. Some of the new diagnostic/help tools actually work pretty
    well, and have saved me having to post many questions on the NGs.

    However, I do have Win2K available on an older system, as a backup,
    and a dual-boot Ubuntu system on the laptop, so that my files can be
    accessed by an alternate route just in case the worst happens. :)

    [ OK flamers -- I've opened up the door and am expecting broadsides
    from both sides of the fence. :)( ] "Bring 'em on!"
    Jay Somerset, Jul 25, 2007
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    Mike Guest

    Yeah, you'll be flamed by the Vista haters.

    Mike, Jul 25, 2007
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