OK, I'm an old fart and I've used Windows since 1983 (v1 beta). I've always
been a Windows fan, until now. While there are some things I like about
VISTA there are a ton that I just cannot stand. For example:
1. Outlook (now Windows mail) no longer supports multiple user accounts. I
need to be able to see 5 different email accounts - 2 for work, my personal
account, an account I use to be the administrator of a friend's web site, and
the account I use to monitor my kid's online activity. Windows Mail doesn't
support this so now I need to look for a 3rd party program to do what I need
it to do. I'm not going to set up a separate user account for each email.
What a stupid move.
2. Photo capture is a royal pain in the arse. It used to be real easy.
Plug in the camera, turn it on and capture my photos. Now the new directory
structure with tagging is so complex it is ridiculous. I copied 10 pictures
over from my camera and VISTA returned a page long directory structure when I
was done. I couldn't begin to find my pictures after I closed the preveiw
screen until I closed everything and used Explorer. And, geez, you guys
have even ruined explorer. You've taken a lean directory searching machine
and turned it into a fat slob of a program. Give us people that know how to
use a directory the ability to bypass all this baloney.
3. IE 7 is also a pain to use. You took all the feartures of IE6 and
stripped them off the main page, putting them in drop down menus. IE6 was so
much simpler to navigate and use. Give us back menu buttons at the top of
the screen. Having to navigate drop down menues for everything is a royal
In trying to copy the MAC OS you guys are creating such a complex file
structure system where we are forced to use the built in directory tools,
which are very complex, slow and add in a ton of garbage 99% of the people on
this planet will never need or use. You took effective tools and reduced
them to garbage. Your new add-ons are so cumbersome to use I'm finding for
the first time in 10 years, I have to replace all the built in Microsoft
applications with 3rd party software. The potential for disaster regarding
future file compatibility and portability is enormous. Plus the expense is
enormous. Why'd you have to go and mess everything up like that?
If the functionality of Windows XP Pro and IE6 were a 9, I'd have to rate
VISTA and IE7 a 4 or 5 at best. I hate to say it, but you guys are almost
forcing me to switch to a MAC. If you're going to go the "point and click"
route, then do it right. The new VISTA and IE7 are like a fat man. Tons of
features, but all of them are slow, cumbersome and very un-clear
Windows 2000 was great, XP even better, but with VISTA you've added a bunch
of cool features encumbered by 1000lbs of useless fat.
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