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The public lambasting of Vista goes on

November 28, 2007

Vista busy cursor More public criticism of Vista courtesy of CNet UK. This time Vista’s qualities are celebrated by inclusion in CNet’s alarmingly alliterative “Top ten terrible tech products” parade, alongside all time venerated designs such as the Sinclair C5 and Amstrad’s E-m@iler Telephone.

From CNet’s Crave column:

“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.”

I really can’t argue with any of these points. They are borne out by my own experiences and conclusions as reported in this blog.

The best thing you can say about Vista is that not everybody hates it. Hardly “The WOW Starts Now!”

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