VistaÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Well, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t quite know where to begin really. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bad. I had hopes but I was let down. Fitting that the follow-up to the Mac Attack be about Windows Vista.
I realize that it was just released and is going to have bugs. Big bugs, like the ones you see on the discovery channel.
I have spent days trying to get backwards compatibility to work my software properly, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m still not there. I am not a computer programmer, my father is, I have spent more time on the phone with him trying just trying to be able to do the simplest of tasks. My favorite is when I get blue screened when I am running Windows Browser and it randomly takes five minutes to move up once in the file directory.
We can start with the interface. Not everyone in the world, and I hope someone at Microsoft is listening, needs to have there desktop and interface replicate a Mac. Most of us, Mac users included, want it to work. More than anything in the world, we want it to work. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need Google Gadgets or frosted menu bars, I need to be able to run Abobe Create Suite. If I waste 900 MB of my ram on my operating system, the 2 GB ram upgrade I paid for really isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do much for me, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s allowing me to run at normal capacity.
Another fun and exciting thing Microsoft did was rename important functions and folders such as Ã¢â‚¬ËœAdd Remove ProgramsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to Ã¢â‚¬ËœPrograms and FeaturesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ or Ã¢â‚¬ËœAppDataÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to Ã¢â‚¬ËœProgramDataÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s actually kinda funny, as if the naming convention for this stuff was the problem, the location and accessibility remains unchanged or has become more complex (as in wireless networks) because we like to make every trip to the vista an adventure you wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t soon forget.
If you are thinking about getting Vista let me give you some advice. First, donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t. Second, if you are thinking about it still, watch all the Apple commercials that came out with Vista (less the one where he tapes a camera onto his head, laptops have had that feature for more than a few weeks, the one on my computer can swivel around, oooooo). ALL the pain that is captured in those commercials will be your pain if you get Vista. And no one will feel sorry for you.
Unfortunately, I actually need to be able to do my work. So, I am turning my brand new Dell into a dual boot because XP works well and runs the software I need to run. I hope that these shmucks at Microsoft fix this damn thing and fix it fast.