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3. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 24, 2012, 12:57 WaltC
Computer World is such an obvious anti-Microsoft shill these days that I never read their articles and opinions anymore. The article is deliberately misleading: Vista service pack 2 has been out for a long time, years, it's free like all of Microsoft's updates to its OSes, and according to CW's own chart, Vista sp2 has a lower infection rate than Windows XP sp3. And while CW mentions that Vista sp2 will be fully supported by Microsoft until 2017, the article ignores that fact (!) and talks up the expiration date of Vista sp1 support (last year) as if that is the only date that counts. Regardless of the OS, after Microsoft puts out an sp2, they drop support a short time later for sp1, because they want people to install the latest service pack. Just good sense on Microsoft's part. They did that for Win9x, Win2k, WinXP, Vista, and now for Win7.

What a bunch of half-wits...;) After this post I'm going back to the article and write the author a nasty little note as to how those of us who see what he's doing are not impressed. People didn't like Vista because it was so different from WinXP--just like they didn't like Win95 at first, and they didn't like WinXp at first, and so on. I used Vista x64 for 2.5 years prior to Win7 and never had a problem with it--but I *like* new things. It's almost comical the number of people who don't know that Windows 7 is simply Vista 2.0, renamed. That's why it's so funny--hilarious, even--to hear people trash Vista but praise Win7! Basically, Vista is to Win 7 as Win95 was to Win98, and Win 2k was to WinXP, etc.
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2. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 24, 2012, 09:29 nin

I used pista for about 6 months. While I (obviously) didn't like it, I kept chugging along, hoping it might get better.

Then all of a sudden, with no warning, it decided to stop booting one day. And I quickly went back to XP.
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1. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 23, 2012, 19:43 Julio
Sadly, I had Vista for a couple years. SP2 never worked for a lot of users, so they had to stop at SP1. Nothing like a multihour SP2 install, and when it finishes deciding it didn't install right. Then auto-uninstalling for a long time back to SP1.

Win 8 will be another Vista
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