I had heard bad things about Vista, and I planned to wait until Microsoft
issued a service pack before getting a new computer. But I needed a laptop
and couldnâ€™t find one with XP on it, because they all had Vista. So I got
But I doubt that Microsoft will fix a lot of the things I find obnoxious
about Vista. I donâ€™t think theyâ€™ll change the silly folders that look as
though theyâ€™ll spill their contents. I doubt that theyâ€™ll fix the view you
get when you open Windows Explorer, even though the Vista version is awkward
and harder to use. I hope, but Iâ€™m skeptical about the prospects that
theyâ€™ll fix the design mistakes that make it nearly impossible to share files
and printers between computers running Vista and computers running XP on a
wireless network. Iâ€™m certain they wonâ€™t change things to allow me to remove
programs like the ones I listed in my first post from my system, where they
use up disk space.
Vista is certainly different from XP, but it is certainly not better.
I didnâ€™t want Office 2007, either, but I needed it for compatibility
reasons. When I started using it I found, again, change for the sake of
change. Outlook and Word are harder to use, with a more complex menu system
that hides many of the functions I used to use.
This is hardly the place for a technical evaluation of Vista and Office
2007, and I must admit that Iâ€™m not qualified to provide one anyway. Iâ€™m
simply a user who is confronted with change that accomplishes nothing and
makes my life more difficult.
I wish my laptop were running XP. I wish I didnâ€™t need to read and create
files with a docx extension. (â€śdocx,â€ť by the way is not included in the
Office 2007 dictionary, so gives you an error if you use it.)
Have I answered your question?
"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
> Why did you purchase Windows Vista and Office 2007?
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> "Barney Bornn" <BarneyBornn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message newsA3917ED-A025-4F1F-9D4C-8C71DB249259@microsoft.com...
> > Every time I use Vista it becomes more obvious: Microsoft did not
> > improve
> > the operating system, they merely changed it. And as is so often
> > the case
> > change for the sake of change is counterproductive.
> > The same is true of Office 2007.
> > Barney