Friday, August 03, 2007

Not Everybody Is Happy With Vista

Even though Microsoft has claimed that they have sold many copies of Windows Vista to the market (20 millions by March), it doesn't mean that everybody is happy. For many people, Windows Vista may bring something that they have never imagined before. A nice looking desktop with Aero technology, bringing a new look and feel and also experience that they have never had before. But, in order to get the best of it, they must be prepared with the monsterous hardware requirements. Some site claimed that it will be on it's best performance if you have 2 GB of RAM and high level of VGA Cards.

Acer president Gianfranco Lanci said that the PC Industry was very disappointed by Vista since the new operating system was riddled with problems and gave users and businesses no reason to buy a new PC. Many applications doesn't work at that time (and probably some are still up to now), and many drivers aren't compatible with Vista (it's getting better though), and many more. Will this happened again on the next release of Windows (dubbed as Windows Seven)? I hope they don't make another mistake big grin

Those who wanted to have a nice looking and nice 3D effects, checkout Beryl and Compiz Project, where you can get better effect with lower hardware requirements.


  1. Vista is the worst Windows I have ever used. It is really so crappy. Not only the annoying security things, but also the incompatibility. Arrghhh..... I wish I could downgrade to XP in my new laptop; but how? It is pre-installed with Vista. I don't want to spend a couple of hundred dollars buying XP. :(

  2. I haven't use Vista yet, but i have seen many problems that my friends had with Vista. They thought that Vista is great, but in the end, they migrate back to XP because of driver incompatibility or not working software.

  3. As everyone have said before... u need a really powerful, high-end PC to run Vista.
    I'll be installing Vista soon (dual-booting) & i'm preparing myself to driver incompatibilities since my PC is 3 years old. I hope more old drivers will be available with Vista SP1.
    I tried ubuntu two week ago, but i wasn't impressed...

  4. I know they need high requirements, but it will force some people to buy new PC just to get it working and at the end, some people find it disappointing.

  5. My PC has 2GB RAM and an adequate graphic card (7300GT) and it's still slow as snail when I tried to play games (and they claim this to be "the gamer's OS"?).

    However, I don't think graphic card is a problem here since I can run it via my integrated GMA 950 laptop and it's still working just the same (exempting the gaming experience, you just can't compare an onboard graphic card with another dedicated card).

    The problem I think lays on the kernel code that monitors all the data traffic to scan for DRM tag which slows the system down.

  6. Processors?

    Do you mean the overhead of checking DRM is too high??