While taking a break from performing an interpretive dance of 'Flight of
the Bumble Bee', Jon wrote:
> "Kevin Wilcox" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> After spending a week and a half attempting to
>> upgrade my wife's system from Windows XP
>> Professional to Vista, I have given up,
>> surrendered and have returned my copy to the place
>> where I purchased it.
>> AFAI am concerned Microsoft should be sued
>> for wasting my time!
>> This is a P4 3.0ghz System with 2gb PC3200 RAM and
>> an Nvidia 5500FX AGP card so it's not a dog.
>> Problems I have had are various applications not
>> installing, Doom 3 runs like a slide show, the
>> system is sluggish and I know this is subjective
>> but I don't like the new interface.
>> My printer's tools do not work so I can't change
>> paper size, monitor ink and things like that.
>> My Audigy board stutters when playing mp3s but
>> seems to work with wma files which is puzzling.
>> Overall this has been a huge waste of money and
>> time for me and fortunately I have been able to
>> use Acronis TrueImage Home to restore Windows XP
>> Professional the way it was before I started this
>> If this is the best Microsoft can do after 6 years
>> of development, then it is clear that Microsoft is
>> in serious trouble.
>> The store took the copy back no questions asked
>> and I don't have any special relationship with
>> them. They have told me that the Vista results are
>> mixed with the preloaded machines doing fairly
>> well and upgrades having troubles.
>> I can understand that, but seriously, what a
>> complete rip this Vista turned out to be.
>> Yes, I am a Linux user but I am also a Windows XP
>> user and I find both systems to have their
>> advantages as well as their problems.
>> I show allegiance to neither and use what has the
>> best applications for my needs.
>> Sometimes it's Windows, other times it's Linux but
>> currently, at least in my household, it will NEVER
>> be Vista unless Microsoft fixes it first.
>> I would strongly suggest those in the same boat
>> as me try Linux.
>> Give it a chance and see how much you really do get
>> for free.
>> Ubuntu, or mepis or kUbuntu are all very easy
>> to use versions of Linux and they do
>> far more for far less than Vista can muster.
>> I'm not a Linux quack BTW, I'm simply offering
>> an alternative that is inexpensive.
>> If you don't like Linux and prefer a complete
>> turnkey system, than go for an Apple and OSX.
>> It's a little high in price, but the quality is
>> Flame away.
> My Nintendo Wii won't play any of my old Playstation games, so it's going
> back too.
Very bad analogy.
If you had said "My PS2 won't play any of my PSone games and therefore
it's going back" it would have made more sense.
Your analogy is more akin to "My iMac G4 won't run Vista"
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Why? Cause he can, that's why.