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[News] [Rival] Windows Loses 'Charm' Because of Vista, Linux Seen as Alternative

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Windows Loses 'Charm' Because of Vista, Linux Seen as Alternative
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 23:39:55 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Vista Adoption Far From a Done Deal

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| What a difference a few days can make.


See the following Web page. OSX 10.5 under the Vista and Eee under "Vista-ready
laptops". *LOL*


Vista pages point the readers to alternatives, apparently.


Poll: In a fight between Vista, OS X, Linux, XP...

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| Among silicon.com readers at least, the most recent iteration of Windows - 
| aka Vista - garnered just 14 per cent of the vote, making it less popular 
| than both Mac OS X and Linux.  
| [...]
| Another reader - going by the name Richard A - said he was "shocked" at how 
| slow the OS ran on a new Intel core duo Sony Vaio laptop. "Why anybody would 
| willingly trade a stable and established XP environment for the wading though 
| treacle experience of driverless Vista is quite utterly beyond me," he said, 
| adding: "Granted, it has borrowed a few nice flourishes from the Apple Mac 
| user interface but it really has little else to recommend it above XP. Apart 
| from security, of course."      
| Neil Thatcher, an IT manager from the South East, summed up many readers' 
| views with his Reader Comment: "The changes to Vista over XP are simply gloss 
| and change for change's sake which translate as nothing more than 
| annoyances."   
| Microsoft was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.


More than half of Microsoft Vista needs re-writing 

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| "Up to 60% of the code in the new consumer version of Microsoft new Vista
| operating system is set to be rewritten..."


,----[ Quote ]
| "In the long years since XP was launched, Apple have come out with five
| major upgrades to OS X, upgrades which (dare I say it?) install with about
| as much effort as it takes to brush your teeth in the morning. No nightmare
| calls to tech-support, no sudden hardware incompatibilities, no hassle. Why
| hasn't Microsoft kept up? Unmaintainable"
| "Right now, Microsoft has nowhere to run, and nowhere to hide. After all 
| the hype surrounding Vista, the Emperor has finally been revealed in all 
| his naked glory. Some folks have been predicting the demise of Microsoft. I
| wouldn't go that far, but I am wondering how we?re ever going to take
| Microsoft seriously again?"


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