Ya, I have vista at home also, and it sucks. I don't even boot into it anymore, just use it for when I can't get something to work in Linux. It looks like the UI they're trying to mimic some more stable OS's... but then again when was the last stable OS release from M$, the 90s (and I am not talking about windows)?
Ars Technica's coverage includes confirmation from Microsoft that Windows 7 will be based on the core work carried out for Vista, with no major changes to the underlying architecture of the OS. Instead, Microsoft is concentrating on improving the user experience via an enhanced UI which carries on the work done in Vista's Aero.
Awesome, so rather than address the shoddy OS that seems to be a constant target for performance issues from both MS & Linux users, they'll keep that technology & instead work on developing more UI bells & whistles.
You can't stuff 3 pounds of shit into a 2 pound bag.
& for $189.99 or $189.88 (at walmart) you can own a copy. Of course you will need 8 gigs of Ram on a Quad Core processor, but for Direct X11 it is all worth it.
Also from that day forward Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft but instead they encourage all users to upgrade for $98.00 per license. Driver updates will be delivered via patch in SP1 which will be out 8 months after its initial release.
Stayed tuned for OS XI - aka Monkey
This post has been edited by Nykc: 29 October 2008 - 12:23 PM
Well, for Windows 7 they should do something close to what XP used to be...a XP refreshed, powerful, and a serious concurrent for Linux/MAC OS. Microsoft must do something about the slow system, about the functionality and security...
For me Vista was the perfect model of a bad operating system.