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[News] [Rival] Reviewer of Vista 7 (Diseased Candidate) Says It's Crap

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While I’m discussing Vista, why do WHQL drivers suffer from an alarming lack of

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| You would think that Microsoft would at least do enough testing to make sure
that the obvious crap in WHQL drivers was ironed out:
| But apparently not, because the driver for my Linksys WMP54G v 4.1 wifi card
offered to me through Windows Update turned out to be the culprit in some
freakish crashing. I ended up tracking it down to certain websites where
pressing the “upload” button would simply freeze Vista requiring me to do a
hard reset (press the power button for 5 seconds). And I’m pretty sure this
was tripping up Azureus and causing the crashes with that. (Though curiously
not uTorrent…)


Disable Windows Vista spyware/harassment nag screen.

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| If you go to use Windows Vista, you may see a window like this pop up...


Diseased Candidate...

Then it's released...

Then it dies.

Just. Like. Vista.


Windows 7: 83% Of Businesses Won't Deploy Next Year

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| The survey, of more than 1,100 IT professionals, is one of the first
| extensive looks at Windows 7's early sales prospects. It found that a
| whopping 83% of enterprises plan to skip the OS in its first year. While the
| business market typically tends toward caution when it comes to new products,
| the figure is nonetheless surprising given that almost no large companies
| migrated to Vista and as a result most have been using XP much longer than
| planned.
| [...]
| The open source Linux OS also could benefit from slow uptake of Windows 7 in
| the enterprise market, as could Google's Android OS -- which some computer
| makers are reportedly testing as a netbook platform. Fifty percent of those
| surveyed by Dimensional Research said they've considered switching to a
| non-Windows OS to avoid Vista or Windows 7

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