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Windows Vista labeled the #1 most disappointing product of 2007

Posted by wholeenchilada on December 19, 2007

From a post over at Slashdot:

vista“No surprise here, but to complete its humiliation, PC Magazine has declared that Windows Vista is the most disappointing product of 2007. Quoting: ‘Five years in the making and this is the best Microsoft could do?… No wonder so many users are clinging to XP like shipwrecked sailors to a life raft, while others who made the upgrade are switching back. And when the fastest Vista notebook PC World has ever tested is an Apple MacBook Pro, there’s something deeply wrong with the universe.'”

Read more of the post here: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/18/0125207

Read more from the PC World article, quoted in the above clip:

The 15 Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2007
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140583-page,5-c,techindustrytrends/article.html

It’s not that Vista is awful. The integrated security and parental controls are nice, and the Aero interface is as whizzy as it gets. Searching and wireless networking are much faster and easier than under XP.

It’s just that Vista isn’t all that good. Many of the innovations the operating system was supposed to bring–like more efficient file and communications systems–got tossed overboard as Microsoft struggled to get the OS out the door, some three years after it was first promised. Despite its hefty hardware requirements, Vista is slower than XP.

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5 Responses to “Windows Vista labeled the #1 most disappointing product of 2007”

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