Vista sucks, cancel or allow?

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  1. dewey

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    So today was my first full day of Windows Vista. I never thought windows would be THIS annoying.

    For anyone who has used Vista go to this site and watch the security video.

    http://www.apple.com/getamac/ads/

    Actually anyone will get a kick out of it, but once you use Vista you'll realise how horrifying it is. :mrgreen:

    I had to click allow 25,228 times just to get the machine on my network. I'm sure once I turn all of the securiity off it'll be fine... like XP with a Mac shirt on. :(
     
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    But do not tell us you have not been warned before ;) We even discussed on this forum already how evil Vista actually is ;)

    I just ordered a new laptop, and I explicitly said I want XP ...

    Also I see no reason why I should migrate to a OS which uses more of my new computer's resources than XP or Linux would.
     
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    LOL... I knew what I was in for... but I didn't know it would be THAT bad. It will truely drive you MAD.

    Once any Microsoft effort to secure the machine is turned off Vista is quite nice... but it takes a while to tame it.
     
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    Until you get fun with driver management.

    once there is something comparable to PS under Linux I will migrate ... all other software including my RAW-converter works under Linux.
     
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    I used Vista and it was ok. I like the instant search anywhere, but other than that, i'm with Alex. XP for me please.
     
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    UGH I agree!

    I just bought an HP laptop for doin some photo editing while I'm sitting in front of the TV and it came with Vista.

    That mac commercial had new meaning when I saw it last night after fighting vista for the past couple days.

    Oh and when I bought the comp I figured 1GB of ram would be plenty. I did NOT count on the OS using 50-55% of that just to idle!!!! I am now in the process of deciding if i want to pony up another 100 bucks for another gig stick of ram or just put that money for an XP license.


    *sigh*
     
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    go for both, and photo editing will be even faster ;)
     
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    If want to be really horrified, read the end user license agreement to which you agreed when you launched Vista. Microsoft has the right to inspect your software over the internet and delete any they think is pirated. How's that for software police.

    I have my Linux machine running now. It can't replace XP for my business because there is no accounting software available and it won't run my UPS shipping program. It will do about anything else, however, and the software is free. I'm looking at some Mac accounting packages. Perhaps I will go that way. I know I won't go to Vista.
     
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    It just plain sucks when you have to spend 20% of the computers cost to upgrade it less than a week after you bought it. :grumpy: (I guess technically XP would be a 'downgrade' :lmao:)

    Thats nuts about the software! which just adds to my annoyance about the whole "cancel or allow" thing. Does anybody else get the feeling that while you are pulling your hair out hitting allow everytime you start a program that some semi-savvy hacker (or whatever theyre called these days) is going to be able to fairly easily bypass that and STILL get his program to run. I mean if microsoft can check your software and delete it without your permission, how long do you think it will be before somebody else can?!

    And additionally :soapbox: ... I'm only minorly illiterate in programming but I do know about the events (as in "mouse-click") that go on in windows. Would it REALLY be that hard for vista to track the mouse click events, and check what was clicked on against what is trying to run???? I like the idea of vista makeing sure no unauthorized programs are running, but I find it VERY hard to believe that they cant verify if the program has been deliberately run by the user. It seems to me like its just there as a big neon sign saying "HEY LOOK AT ME I'M KEEPING YOUR COMPUTER SAFE TO THE POINT OF DRIVING YOU NUTS" ... when in reality I dont have a whole lot of faith it will stand up to a real challenge. [/soapbox]

    Ahhhh.... now that felt good letting that out :lol:
     
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    And I thought the Patriot Act was bad. :whip:
     
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    That's awesome. :lmao:
     

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