Friday, February 02, 2007

Stay Off Vista

Here are some of the reasons why I won't be getting Vista anytime soon:
  • Vista is slower than XP and needs more resources; it has some pretty hefty requirements compared to Windows XP. The fact of the matter is that Windows is bloated - it is now so big and onerous because of the size of its code base, the size of its ecosystem and its insistence on compatibility with the legacy hardware and software, that it just slows everything down. I believe that with time, users are going to end up with a more and more inferior operating system, which is really quite sad. Linux, on the other hand, can run on a 386.

  • Windows is buggy and prone to virus attacks. There is already a Vista Speech Recognition remote execution flaw which could allow an attacker to use the speech recognition feature in Windows Vista to verbally execute commands on a user’s computer. Therefore, its best to let the viruses get unleashed on Vista and stick to XP or another OS.

  • Although 80% of the changes in Windows Vista are positive, there is nothing about Vista that is truly innovative or compelling; there's no transformational, gotta-have-it feature in Vista. But the real problem isn't with Vista, its with Microsoft itself...

  • Vista's Aero graphics are an unnecessary waste of power and slow your system down.

  • You may not alter any of this evil. By installing it, you have agreed that "you may not work around any technical limitations in the software".

  • It is also advisable to wait until Service Pack 1 for Vista is available to upgrade from XP. Microsoft has announced that Vista SP1 will be released in the second half of 2007.


  1. Anonymous12:53 AM

    I think the speech recognition 'flaw' is totally bogus check this out...

    A Flaw in Vista??

  2. Anonymous5:52 PM

    A sharp criticism by an anonymous poster suggests that Microsoft has its disinformation drones at work.


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