__/ [ Chirag Shukla ] on Tuesday 23 May 2006 02:46 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> A few extra files on top of XP do the trick. So why ever move to Vista?
> Isnt it all about freedom to choose? Use what you like. All Windows
> versions seems to be based on each other...umm, arent all OSes like
> that? Woody 3r2 still works great; why move to FC5/SuSE10.x/*buntu?
You are very right in stating this, but just to clarify, my point of
contention is this:
People want Vista because it looks different. It is intended to quiet down
those who say that Mac OS X and Linux (properly themed and XGL in
particular) are /necessarily/ 'sexier'. In Vista, under the hood, merely
nothing is changed. In September 2005, it was all scraped and carried on
from the XP codebase (Server Edition 2003, to be precise).
Vista promises to deliver better security, which we already hear from
analysts it will not. The point of this post is to say that Windows users
can get the benefits, eye-candy-wise, without upgrading the hardware and
O/S. Or they could just upgrade to Ubuntu 6, or SuSE 10.1, or whatever,
thereby finding good security and well as versatility and savings.
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