"Paul" <Paul@SBCmetro.com> wrote in message
>I have been using computers ever since they came out (It was my job). I
> built, repaired, and modified computers. I can program in several
> And my wife has a new HP with Vista. After reading the messages and pleas
> for help in this newsgroup and others, if anyone will be honest enough,
> they will agree that Vista has gone overboard with security. Vista has
> sucked ALL the FUN out of computing. I surf the web all the time and with
> few precautions, I have never had any problems from hackers. Long story
> short...I HOPE VISTA FAILS AND IS NOT ACCEPTED BY THE PUBLIC. From reading
> this newsgroup and others, there are many, many dissatisfied customers.
> When my ME and XP computers can no longer be repaired, if Vista is all
> is available, I will NEVER get on a computer again.
By and large, I'd have to agree with you, although I suspect the real
problem is, MS shipped an immature
project, probably just not enough testing on a near-golden release
candidate, but that's just speculation. There's not much chance of getting
satisfaction from MS in a MS sponsored forum, however.
My own beef with Vista has boiled down to some (re-)indexing issues, and a
problem with User Account profiles that is consistently worked around by
You'd think any problem so regular that a) it ALWAYS occurs, and b) the
workaround ALWAYS works, could be fixed. I'm sure it will be eventually.
Meanwhile, there's always Ubuntu, which DOES run on this notebook even with
nVidia's proprietary graphics drivers. Evolution and Open Office is all I
really need -- the rest (and it's a large "rest" I'll grant you) is just fun
stuff. It's ironic that the world's best programs have been written to run