Paul Thurrott Gets One Right...

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    AvSRoCkCO1067

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    Finally, a fantastic article by, 'gasp', Paul Thurrott!

    Lately, he's been so biased against Apple it's turned me off - but this article shows that while he is still a fan of Microsoft, even he can't deny some of Windows' problems:

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_rc1_worst.asp
     
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    amin

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    When I read your post, I wasn't going to look. After all, I have nothing against the usual Apple critics. For the most part, they are just trying to create a stir. Anyway, I did take a look; and it was an enjoyable read. Thanks for the link.
     
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    Lixivial

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    Uhm, er, how... what... why? This guy goes through mood swings, I swear. I was reviewing his previews of each of the major Vista builds and the pre-RC1 preview build had five Thurotts out of five; that pre-RC1 build is just a few builds behind RC1! A good majority of the recent major builds had at least three or four Thurotts out of five.

    Now he's completely dissing it? I know he's gone through phases of hatred and love with Vista, but good lord...

    I'm not going to tear this "review" apart, but his build 5536 (pre-RC1) review has this to say about UAC:

    And now he says:

     
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    AvSRoCkCO1067

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    He really does - but his reviews are pretty decent (when he leaves his opinion out of them), so I usually enjoy reading him...
     
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    WildPalms

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    Reviews decent? Sorry, I have a real problem with Paul Thurrot being completely biased (towards Windows) and either quoting inconsistent and incorrect statements or just flying off on some tangent in make-believe land.

    My 2 cents...
     
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    Cameront9

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    I enjoy reading Thurrot's reviews because sometimes they are so obviously biased that it is laughable. I mean, it almost seems as if he really is paid by MS to say what he says.

    On the other had, this recent one surprised me. I think Paul is starting to lose a little faith in MS. Call it a nagging little bit of doubt or whatever, but Lately it just seems he's always having to reassure his readers (and thus himself) that Vista is going to be great despite all the delays, setbacks, etc.
     

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