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Rant: Mourning the release of Vista…

Posted by cascadehush on February 1, 2007

It’s probably obvious, but I’ve taken a week off from the blog.  (Apart from a few linkdumps, which don’t count, because who really reads them anyway.)

Vista is released today, that is the big story. I don’t like it, but it’s happening anyway. I could rant and rave but that’s not going to change anything. Many people will buy it, many more will get stuck with it and a significant number will continue with XP for many years to come. That’s my plan.

And if the OS after Vista isn’t something totally new, re-engineered from the ground up, without all the silly DOS throwbacks and over-the-top self conscious showboating (designed to mask the silly DOS throwbacks) then I’ll be switching completely to OSX and or Linux for my sundry boxxens.

Hey, maybe in 5 years Linux will actually be good.

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2 Responses to “Rant: Mourning the release of Vista…”

  1. cyaegha said

    Wasn’t it exactly the same with XP? a prettier, more functional version of Win2k. Most people now use it.

    I think a completely re-engineered version of Windows would be a bad thing. Think of the insane amount of man hours involved in building a complete OS like Windows, and all of the new bugs. You can’t expect MS to drop what they have been working on for almost their entire life and start again. Sure they have the money, but to be honest I don’t want to be waiting for 20 years while they get it ironed out. 20 years of catch-up time for Linux.

    A basic version of User Account Control has been in Linux for some time now. MS does it and its the end of the world. You could argue that needing this feature in the first place demonstrates an intrinsic lack of security. I’m sure that if the malware manufacturers actually targeted other OSs you would see a similar trend, but why bother, seriously.

    Maybe I got a bit off-topic here and should be ranting in my own blog 😛

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