Monday, December 18, 2006

Windows Vista the new ME?

I was discussing the pros and cons of vista when I came across this article

25 Shortcomings Of Vista

Here are my thoughts:

As an IT/IS professional I attended the Windows Vista Launch with the idea of understanding what was new, what was better or as the article says find a "must-have" reason. They failed at that.

In the professional space I couldn't find a single reason why migrate from XP to Vista. Home users may be enticed by the Aero interface but I don't see how that can sell to corporations.

Throughout the different sessions during the Launch, it was obvious that Microsoft was trying to pair all the cool and really usefull new technologies (WPF, WCF, WF, etc) with Vista... the only issue with that is that all those technologies can be run under XP.

I found quite offensive that even when you identify yourself as an administrator, Vista keeps popping up those confirmation windows. I totally agree with locking down accounts to prevent viruses, trojans or unintented changes, but always second guessing an administrator is plain wrong.

Vista is starting to look pretty much like the infamous Windows ME, Just bloat, no meat.


Anonymous said...

Hey Rarsa!!

As an old friend of yours (I'm drakkk) I can't agree more with you, windows Vista will be the next WinME... full of problems and already a pain like the Windows Media Center Edition. As an IT Manager I deployed a new network in my current job, nedless to say, 15 out of 23 pc's I manage had Windows Media Center installed (cool for the guy who bought them, big pain for me)and I had a real hard time to upgrade those to Win XP Pro to get them connected to a SBS 2003... same thing with Windows Vista... a big headache coming to IT managers and users... just wait and you'll see... Glad to see your blog man... as usual. Best regards

Toni said...

hey Rarsa.
i was just reading in the puppy linux forum feb 22 2007 and had to say very well said. the same is the situation in Venezuela right now with the only ones that really want out are the ones that were in the elite before many of the corporate lackeys got the ass and power was given back to the poor so they could actually have some say in how their country was/is governed. is nice to make your aquantiance. i can be reached by email me if you would like on
tonimarie at iinet dot net dot au