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Re: [News] Vista Betas Need to Improve

__/ [ Sinister Midget ] on Monday 22 May 2006 16:21 \__

> On 2006-05-22, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted
> something concerning:
>> Vista's Make Or Break Moment
>> Testers of Microsoft's latest operating system say the next build, which
>> they're betting will hit this week, better be good.
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| While the exact Vista release date is fluid, the facts are not--this cut
>>| of Vista needs to be more solid than a year's worth of previous builds
>>| from Microsoft. Even the most recent Vista builds, including two interim
>>| CTPs delivered during the past couple of months to the company's squad
>>| of elite beta testers, known as Technology Adoption Program (TAP)
>>| partners, have suffered from a variety of performance and compatibility
>>| problems, according to interviews with eight testers.
>> `----
>>         http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,2180,1965429,00.asp
> What are they going to do if the next build is not any better? Most of
> the ones making warnings are, I'd bet, locked into using M$ crapware by
> their own actions, inactions, attitudes and ignorance.

Well, the beta is still disappointing to some impartial people:

,----[ Quote ]
| To be perfectly fair to Ubuntu I had also played with a copy of Vista
| beta. My sound card was not found, the ethernet adapter was not found,
| and my graphics has severe issues. So all in all the Ubuntu beta is
| ahead of Vista right now.


> A year from now (and fully 3 years before Fisted gets released) we'll
> *still* be hearing "I really, really mean it this time" from some of
> the same people.

Here's an example: Ballmer speaks. The world can't help but listen

,----[ Quote ]
| WHY IT'S only a few years ago that Steve Ballmer told an audience of UK
| hacks that Windows XP was more secure than previous software systems.
| Roll forward from October 2001 to 2006 and you'll find Steve Ballmer
| saying Vista will squish viruses and worm attacks.
| Vista is so bullet proof that's one of the reasons people should
| upgrade. Only the absurdly cynical would suggest Steve has an axe
| to grind on this one. 


Best wishes,


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