Hope everyone had a great new-year.
I spent mine stripping every last bit of Windows Vista off my desktop at home.
I played with it for a while, mostly to see what all the fuss was about. Most of it comes down to yet another example of the dumbing down of America.
Vista has managed to so idiot-proof the software that only the idiots seem to be able to understand it. This concerns me because Vista is in large part the user-interface of the future, that is, it’s what Microsoft is going to use it’s monopoly-power to force the world into.
So I went back to XP on my desktop and will continue to use it until they end-of-life it. Then I’ll move to Ubuntu or another flavor of Linux, though I’m starting to hear rumors that certain patent-infringment cases may mean that free-Linux is going to be a thing of the past.
I couldn’t understand (with Vista) how a system with a dual-core 3.0Ghz processor and 4Gigs of RAM could run as slowly as it did. I mean the difference between Vista and Xp is so noticible it’s amazing.
partly I’m suspecting that it’s all the DRM that Vista runs. Not just music/media, but software as well. Vista tracks your every move, suspiciously keeps track of every move you make, and boy does it discourage you from installing anything Microsoft doesn’t like and approve of.
Way too big-brother for me.