Conflicting Vista News

Couple Windows Vista posts today I wanted to comment on, the first is a rebuttal, of sorts, to a previous post about 10 reasons not to buy Windows Vista. This post, 10 reasons to buy Windows Vista seems like it is just trying to pull people in to get them to go to more specific articles on his comments.

10. Face it, you have no choice
When Microsoft brings out a major renovation to Windows, you can choose to ignore it for a year or two, but then the device drivers start drying up for older versions of Windows, your friends start asking questions about their new PC that you can’t answer, and even if you use Linux, you’ll inevitably need familiarity with Microsoft’s latest interoperability blockers. Face it: your arse belongs to Redmond. Source: APCmag

There are a few good reasons though, games being made specifically for DirectX10 will probably be one of the big ones in pulling some gamers over, since Microsoft has said it will never be made for Windows XP. The encryption will be a big reason for some people, as even computer forensics people were worried about how Microsoft would allow them to find scumbags data, but I’m sure someone is already working on, if not already cracked it, and then programs will be soon to follow that allow you to read, etc, encrypted files.

The other post is called The 5 sins of Vista and is all about things he has a problem with in running Windows Vista and some of them are in direct contrast to what the first article said. This guy is a big fan of Microsoft and develops for Windows, so he is on it a LOT, and has posted his 5 user interface rants, a couple of which are because they have changed the way a function works, not because they suck.

When I first started using the new start menu I loved it. I usually have 100s of programs installed, and the new interface makes it much easier to navigate. But there is something also I do with the run command on the start menu.

If I want a specific folder to launch in explorer I just type it out. Click start, then run and type c: Press enter, and the folder will show up.

Not anymore. If you forget the trailing backslash it will launch a program that is the closest match to that word. So for me, when I type c: It launches Remote Desktop! Argg! I must still make this mistake about 10 times a day. It would be so easy for them to check and see if the folder exists before launching an application. Source: IntelliAdmin

These guys are pretty sharp, I know I have posted about them and a couple of their programs before, but have not searched to see which, call me lazy. He says search is broken still, the first article likes it, the first article says it has better file navigation, the second says it is broken. The second article also complains about copying files in Windows, which has always sucked, how many times have you grabbed a bunch of files and folders and copied them somewhere just for it to break half way through and you have no idea what was copied and what wasn’t. That is why I use the good old command line to copy stuff, go Xcopy!

But, I guess the main point is, most things you have to try for yourself, if you go on how somebody else feels about something all the time, you could miss out on some stuff you really like as well as stuff you don’t.