CNET UK Slams Vista

Wow; pretty harsh to list Windows Vista in the Top 10 Terrible Tech Products. Although I use a Mac for most of my work, I do own a couple Windows boxes; one with XP Home and my main desktop with Windows Vista Home Premium.

As a Mac user, I like much of what Vista offers but there are a ton of problems with drivers and such that makes it a pain to use some of the time (I’ll be posting on some of my adventures with Vista shortly). My daughter’s new laptop is messed up on Vista so a Christmas break downgrade to XP is scheduled.

Perhaps these CNET chaps have a point

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Windows Vista
Any operating system that provokes a campaign for its predecessor’s reintroduction deserves to be classed as terrible technology. Any operating system that quietly has a downgrade-to- previous-edition option introduced for PC makers deserves to be classed as terrible technology. Any operating system that takes six years of development but is instantly hated by hordes of PC professionals and enthusiasts deserves to be classed as terrible technology.

Windows Vista conforms to all of the above. Its incompatibility with hardware, its obsessive requirement of human interaction to clear security dialogue box warnings and its abusive use of hated DRM, not to mention its general pointlessness as an upgrade, are just some examples of why this expensive operating system earns the final place in our terrible tech list.

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