Almost no one has anything good to say about Vista and the beaten and battered operating system is being trounced by its six years older brother, XP. In a new battery of tests, once and for all, XP is shown to be the performance champion leaving Vista in the dust.
Archive for November, 2007
The corporate giant that is Microsoft won’t sleep until we are all running Windows Vista until Windows 7 comes out, too bad it made a list of ten terrible tech products sitting ugly at number 10. The only saving grace here is that it was not number one.
The status on whether to certify “Vista capable” suit as a nationwide class-action case is now in the hands of a US federal court after Microsoft filed its official opposition to the request of the plaintiffs for class-action status.
You finally decided to jump on the Vista bandwagon and after a few weeks or months using it, your PC has become slow and unresponsive to the point that you are about ready to trash it and buy a new one. Wait, don’t do it, let Iobit come to the rescue with Advanced Windows Care.
It’s been said that you need a “super computer” to run Vista and now that some new information has come to light, that may not be too far from the truth.
Rather than have 90% of businesses and IT folk wait to deploy Vista, Microsoft would rather have all of them do so now or sooner than later. That’s not going to happen, besides the cost to upgrade existing hardware, there are migration issues, hardware and software compatibility and the usual ills that come with a Microsoft operating system.
Leave it to Microsoft to claim that over 88 million copies of its flagship operating system have sold. Vista might be selling but these days it gets more bad reviews than good but Microsoft knows how to sell a bad product.
While Microsoft Vista worries lead some IT pros to consider Mac OS X and Linux as alternatives, they will be facing a different kind of technology barrier should they decide to adopt Mac OS X and Linux instead of Vista.
With the release of Vista pre-RC1 to testers, Microsoft was hoping that it would come through various tests faster than Vista. This is what the company has been hinting at all along, that Vista SP1 would be the cure all for every performance related issues users have been experiencing in Vista but sadly, that does not look like it will be the case.
Windows Vista doesn’t come preloaded with a particularly useful CD/DVD burning application. Of course the industry standard is Nero, it is the best, bar none but some of you may not need all of the features of Nero and a good number of those features can be found in CDBurnerXP.
The Asus EeePC ships with Linux but with the help of an external DVD drive, it’s possible to install almost any OS of your choice, even Leopard with a bit of hacking but that comes with some legal issues that are discussed in that post.
Once upon a time there was a beautiful operating system that no one loved. It was only pretty on the inside but according to many it was lacking the features promised that could have made it a true star, that operating system, is Vista.
Although Vista SP1 isn’t yet available to the public in any form, Microsoft is rolling out some patches to be included in SP1 early because of the plethora of complaints. Many of them deal with enhancing the reliability and stability of Vista.
You were one of the first to buy that copy of Vista, install it and use it and use it and use it without ever thinking about all those junk files and useless registry entries that gum up the system over a period of time. That’s where a free utility known as CCleaner (aka Crap Cleaner) comes in.
Vista, like its predecessors will be fast when you first boot it and for a few weeks after but like every other version of Windows will get slow, here are some tips to help curtail that but you will still have to do the occasional reinstall to get all your performance back.