Originally Posted by DustinLH00
I have a few questions for the author of the article:
1) Pricing for Windows 7 has not been released yet, therefore how do you claim that Snow Leopard is cheaper? Now, granted, I do not expect Windows 7 to be $29 or less, but still I dont feel you can make that statement.
2) Richer? Thinner? How can you judge 2 operating systems that are still technically being developed and/or refined. I do not think anyone should conclude anything until final products are released to the consumer.
3) Have you personally installed Windows 7 RC and used it? How can you make statements and tie it so closely to Vista without using it?
4) Personally I am sick of all the anti-Vista talk. I think it is time to move on. Vista had its problems when released. Vista was fixed with SP2. Vista was developed further upon and further refined to become Windows 7. Big deal.
For the record...I am not defending Microsoft (MSFT) nor am I attacking Apple (AAPL). I am just criticizing the author of the article and those who read it and did not ask these same questions.
How would you like to read a review of the new iPhone that I wrote? Well, no I don't have it, but I have gathered info that others have said and assumed the rest of the information and typed it up...see my point?
Not to quibble, but I would say that Vista was NOT fixed with SP2. And even if it was, what a painful fix! I have an HP 4400 series workstation running vista ultimate. It took me literally 3 days just to get the machine stable enough to work with. Just installing service pack one, then service pack two (because SP2 requires SP1 first) took the better part of a work day. Why should installing a service pack take 2 or 3 HOURS? It is absurd.
I went through so much nonsense getting the box where I needed it to be just to be functional...
1) Install Vista.
2) Install Visual Studio Team Suite. Crashes when connecting to TFS. Try to uninstall and reinstall. Can't uninstall, uninstaller crashes. Try to repair. Can't, installer crashes.
3) Useless web searches trying to get a solution. Notice also that sound won't work.
4) Download and install sound driver; sound works.
5) Install Visual Studio Enterprise hoping some DLL's get overwritten. VS finally works.
6) Code, code, code. Check in. Can't check in; VS2008 bug.
7) Search web for solutions. Can't resolve DNS for sites in a spotty fashion - mystifying; every other machine works (Mac, XP boxes).
8) Uninstall and re-install .net. Check in. Old error gone, now get a new error.
9) Install .net service pack - about 2 hours.
10) Install VS2008 service pack - 3 to 4 hours.
11) Check in works! YAY! Still throwing policy errors but who cares, I can finally work.
12) Still can't resolve certain web sites. Can't hit HTTPS URL's. Every other machine in the house works fine.
13) Install SP1 - 3 hours.
14) Install SP2 - who knows - hours.
15) Sound broken again - thank you SP2.
16) Re-install sound drivers; sound works again.
17) Still can't hit some web sites that every other box in the house can.
18) Adjust gamma for secondary display AGAIN (for the upteenth time) because Vista keeps resetting it on EVERY RESTART.
--- And the saga continues. ---
Look, I use Macs and PC's. I develop for both. I can only speak from my own experience, but that experience is considerable, and this is what I have to say: it completely mystifies me how MS can sell this crap
. Honestly, some of this stuff is just pure unadulterated excrement
. I spend more time fighting my PC to get it to work than I do actually working
, sometimes, and that is just ridiculous that it should be that way. It should NOT be so. My workstations and development tools are supposed to help me be productive, not vex me into the grave early. Anyone who thinks this state of affairs is acceptable or good is just blinded by some misplaced allegiance.