On Fri, 9 Feb 2007 14:57:42 -0500, "Dale White"
>Well Adam, I think you expectations are a little high. I mean, look at all
>the nVidia owners who have 8800GTX cards that said they are Vista Ready, yet
>are having nothing but trouble with the cards dur to bad drivers. This is
>AVG's first release for Vista. It is possible that they have an issue and
>the program isn't working as expected. It wouldn't be the first time a
>program caused data loss and corruption, Not sure you can totally balme
>Vista for that.
>Are you oppose to using Microsoft's Defender program for the time being ?
>Also, couldn't it be possible you just have a bad\flaky install ? Though it
>sounds like you just don't like Vista, Which is fine. I hate just about
>everything they've done to the interface and have 80% of all the new
>features turned off.
>It's a new product, that's has a learning curve for everyone. Like alot of
>people who aren't ready to deal with that learning curve, maybe you want to
>consider heading back over to XP until things get straighten out a little
First, you can't uninstall Vista. Or sure, put XP back from scratch,
but that would be another nightmare. I actually like some of the
changes in the new Vista interface. However I got better things to do
with my time (as I'm sure everybody does) than playing nursemaid to
buggy Microsoft software.
Frankly, the often heard "its a new product, what to you expect"
defense is just lame. Vista is about the 12th major face lift in the
20 years history of Windows and still Microsoft seems unable to
release a version to the public that isn't buggy to one degree or
another. That speaks volumes. More so, when Microsoft is by far the
world's largest software developer. Maybe they shouldn't be if they
can't get their act together and Vista is another sure sign that
things still aren't well in Redmond.
All the Microsoft apologists (read that most MVP's) are if anything
amusing in their defense of their benefactor.
Learning curve? Excuse me, I'm a very expenienced user. I worked with
computers from the late 60's including mainframes and from time to
time dabble in programming myself, but not like I once used to. You
develop a sixth sense. My opinion, Vista wasn't ready. Period. The
point that makes this old dog bark is again I ponied up to the bar and
plopped down my $200 (Business upgrade version) like millions of
others have or will shortly and again I'm assuming the position of
bending over and grabing my ankles while Microsoft laughs all the way
to the bank.
Maybe Congress should take another look at how Microsoft does
business. I can't accept the guys high up on the totem pole didn't
know Vista was as buggy as it obviously is and released it anyway.