> It is heartwarming to know Vista works for those who replied above.
> In the real world I inhabit I do not know a single person who is able to run
> Vista successfully and who does not rely on XP for actual work.
Well guess what! I use 3 installs of Vista Ultimate as the primary
computers in my small marketing/advertising business. I have just about
every known software loaded and working perfectly.
> Vista is not 1.x of anything: Microsoft and established peripheral vendors
> now have nearly twenty years of experience with Windows of all flavors nad
> should be able to issue an OS that on Day 1 installs, configures network
> settings and works at least as well as its predecessor in every phase of its
> I was very patient with Windows 3.x, 9.x and found that XP actually worked
> quite well on Day One, apart from lack of drivers but the drivers actually
> worked when they were issued. I do not have the time or patience anymore to
> work through the garbage that Microsoft should have fixed, including
> unstable system settings like networking/administrator configurations that
> never work the same way twice whenever the computer is rebooted.
The problem is, people like you think Vista should be just an upgrade of
XP and are thrown for a loop when they discover that it isn't.
Vista is a whole new ballgame.
> By now most users realize that in a dual boot system your Vista System
> Restore settings are wiped out if you boot to XP? XP never had this problem
> with dual booting.
Sorry, but I'm also dual-booting two of my primaries with Vista & XP Pro
SP2. One is x32 the other is x64 and my Vista restore points have not
Shipping a product in that condition is utter insanity
> and demonstrates utter disregard for customers.
Actually what it shows is some people don't like things to change. You
can see that in this very ng. Some have had nothing but problems and
mainly frustration with Vista while others like myself have had clean
sailing. Why do you suppose that it huh? Maybe I paid attention and
noted the difference between Vista and all previous Windows OS's?
And I've had to learn how to use Vista and so has everybody else who
intend to use it in a productive environment. It is a learning experience.
Since I dual boot, because I
> cannot rely on Vista for real work, I suspect that may be one reason Vista
> cannot hold on to properly configured settings.
> And I should note: Vista is installed on its own hard drive that has never
> had anything on it but Vista. It is not used as the swap drive for XP or as
> a scratch drive for Photoshop.
> Vista=beta crud.
> Did I mention:
> Vista=beta crud.
> The Bush administration, and note the federal government will not allow
> Vista to be installed on its computers, will not go after Microsoft over
> Vista but it will be interesting to see what the Europeans do.
Well I'm surprised the bush-wacko administration even uses computers.
Whereas the European commission has Mario the little Italian dictator to
run ruff shod over MS.
My experience and my 2¢