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Save XP

Are you dissatisfied with Microsoft's Vista? Have you, or are you considering, up/downgrading to Windows XP? Do you think Vista is Windows ME take 2?

Visit http://www.savexp.com/

I had already begun my move to Apple's OS X Leopard. I am very happy there so far. I am very pleasantly surprised at how little I miss Windows for my day to day computer use.

I have lost faith in Microsoft's ability to delivery software I want to run. Even excellent exceptions like Windows PowerShell, the C# language and the .net Framework [versions 1.1 & 2] are not enough to keep me a loyal Microsoft operating system user. An MS/DOS user since 2.11 and a Windows users since 3.0 on an 8086 (I did play with a even earlier version of Windows before there was any non-Microsoft Windows software), an early adapter of everything Microsoft for over a decade now, I have to confess the last time I got excited by Windows was in the final beta of Windows XP.

It may be all over for me and Microsoft now. Time will tell. I have lost faith that it will find its way back to me any time soon.


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Jan. 17th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
Vista is the new NT (aka "new New Technology")
Vista is not user friendly. Vista is not generally supported by the PC industry (bad/no drivers). It is the cutting edge, more stable, and more secure. It is the choice of a few bleeding-edge gadget fanatics and programmers.

It occurred to me that this was very much what Windows NT was for users. So perhaps after 3 years or 2 major releases Vista will finally be considered user ready. I guess that's not as soon as June 30th ;)
Jan. 17th, 2008 09:01 am (UTC)
Too many "features" and deliberate design decisions in Vista are things I want no part of.

I'm currently running 2k because my XP machine was a laptop that dies messily. But I'm probably going to install XP on one of the systems again.

I'm also going to try installing Linux.
Jan. 18th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
I have been using OS X for almost 2 years now and I have loved every minute of it. My only beef with it is the fact that not everyone writes software for it. There are even web pages that only work with internet explorer and that just pisses me off to no end.

I'm trying to talk my employer into purchasing me a new Macbook Pro, I would be willing to turn in my old mac, an old wintel laptop and my desktop but they still don't want to get me one. I guess I'm going to have to save my pennies and buy one myself.

I like Linux but I don't like the fact that for some things it's a pain in the ass getting and installing drivers and hoping they work properly. I have never had an issue with the mac. Plug it in and it works. I like easy, I'm getting too old to want to take time to fiddle with it.
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