aeris92 wrote:I should really be studying for the two tests i have tomorrow. [getting distracted every 5 minutes by xkcd: volume 0 isn't helping either]
Kyros wrote:I should really be studying for the three tests i have tomorrow
Hale wrote:To be glad I only have one test or sad that it will be easy?
Yla wrote:...I should really be studying for the test I have Monday.
Geez, am I the only one out of school here? (If only barely)
Randall wrote: Alt text (suck it purists!): Damn. Not only did he not install it, he sutured a 'Vista-Ready' sticker onto my arm.
Brooklynxman wrote:If Vista makes him stop attempting to modify his bodies.....software (errrr.......what happens when you get a Trojan in your brain anyway?) then I'm all for it. Then again......Vista *shivers*
Roivas wrote:Well technically he is Vista ready, he's not compatible with it and no drivers will ever be made to support it. That's pretty damn prepared in my book.
mjc0961 wrote:Hah, the alt-text about the Vista Ready sticker had me laughing my ass off. Very nice.
You know, all the Vista hate that persists to this day really cheeses me off. Contrary to Conventional Wisdom, it is NOT a bad OS. In fact, as someone who extensively used 98, 2000 (goddamn school), XP, and Vista, I can say with confidence that Vista was the best of those. Yes, better than XP.
Driver support? There are literally hundreds of thousands of peripherals out there and not all the companies deigned to respond when Microsoft asked. That it supported so many off the bat is impressive, and they took care of nearly all the rest within a couple months of launch. As the only OS line that puts up with this shit (Apple having their certification thing and Gnu-Linux being Gnu-Linux), all the crap Microsoft got over this was stupid. And XP had the same issues when IT launched- in fact, it had one that was much worse- no DVD support. At all. For the entire duration of the OSes existence. You wanted to play dvds or write them, you needed another program.
Price/ resources? Why the hell would you buy a new OS by itself and not get a computer with it preinstalled, and then bitch about it needing more resources than your system has? If you have the money to get a new OS, you have the money to get the damned RAM to support it. If you're building a system, the same logic applies. Otherwise, keep using your current rig until its too out moded and stop bitching. I used 98 at home until 2004. Oh, and sniggering Mac users, congratulations on that new 1500 hundred dollar laptop with 2 gigs of ram.
The Vista ready fiasco? Not MSes fault, it's the manufacturers who blatantly abused them and stuck them on machines that could barely run Basic. If you're too stupid to buy a new multi hundreds of dollars computers and NOT figure out that 512 megs of RAM won't cut it, you deserve to get fleeced (Same goes for anyone confused by five versions). Again, buttoned down in a couple months.
I'm sure I'm missing some other bit of CW that I'd be happy to shoot down if someone mentions it. The bottom line is that you DON'T judge an OS, especially one trying to buck the rut the company had been in for a dozen years design wise, by the first couple months; in fact, you shouldn't judge it until the first service pack. After that, fair game. And people forget this, but XP had all sorts of problems its first months too- opinions of it just didn't get set in stone during that time.
TL;DR Stop the blind hatred of Vista; it cheeses me off, man.