who cares 'bout vista

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by coday182, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. coday182 macrumors regular


    Jul 26, 2006
    Jamestown, IN
    From what I have read it seems like Windows Vista is gonna be almost all work and no play. boooh! OS X is fun too. Besides. If vista is really that great then we can run it on our macs :D
  2. macsrockmysocks macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2006
    It's not great. I hate it to death with an absolute passion. I'm typing on Vista right now. HATE IT!!!!!! I don't think Microsoft will ever catch up....
  3. Bern macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2004
    Vista looks just like XP but with bubbly kind of icons. Imagine how that's going to look with all those desktop shortcuts. There'll be the Vista bubbly icons and the 3rd party apps regular icons.... yuk!

    I have no intention of upgrading to Vista as I have no allegiance to M$ at all, the partition is on my MacBook for convenience and as long as I can do with XP Pro then that's fine with me.
  4. cwedl macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    I am quite excited about vista, I love many operating systems my favourite being Mac OS X but I do like Linux and Microsoft as well!

    At the moment because my Powerbook is quite slow compared to my PC, I've been using Windows XP. Apparently Robert on DL.TV thinks that Vista is running well! I know Microsoft Have copied Apple and a lot of things i.e. Zune player (Come on just look at it, a G2 iPod).

    Is it going to be an improvement over Windows XP? Please tell me!
  5. jaxstate macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2006
    I'll be getting my copy the day it's released. I prefer OS X, but like Windows also.
  6. imacintel macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
    Personally, I think the best Windows was 2000 Pro.

  7. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
  8. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2005
    Ottawa, Canada
    You mean the day windows caught up with OS 9? :)
  9. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    vista useability wise is no better than XP, a little worse in a few ways.
  10. daveL macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2003
    More junk. Don't bother. Put your money to better use.
  11. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    like towards Leopard! :D
  12. aquanutz macrumors regular

    May 9, 2005
    Boston, MA (I miss Willoughby, Ohio)
    What's a vista??


    My room mate and I installed it on a spare machine and I have got to say..... It is ABSOULUTELY horrible! The install is cool because it's just a flat image file that extracts... but aside from that it is way too damn confusing to work. We could not find "My Computer".. It wasn't on the desktop nor was it in the Start menu. I mean, come on... Also, we couldn't even manage to get that cool tilted window effect without looking up how to do it. And don't even get me started on their "Sidebar". What a joke.

    For a while there, I actually thought that Vista could be kind of neat and cool. But with the recent vulnerabilities in it's TCP/IP stack and it's just overall unfriendlyness, crappiness and blatent wannabe-osx look, I am sure this will be the start of the fall of MS.
  13. aquanutz macrumors regular

    May 9, 2005
    Boston, MA (I miss Willoughby, Ohio)
    Oh, and not to mention the Aero glass effect makes me want to throw up and just looks really really stupid after more than ten minutes. MS's devs really need to make cool viusal affects about usability rather than just eyecandy. Like how when something closes or shinks to the dock in OS X, it shows you where it's going, etc.

    in closing. muck ficrosoft.
  14. contoursvt macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2005
    I'm a PC user who uses XP and 2K 99% of the time. I have a G3 B&W with 10.3 as well....but I gotta say that after trying Vista beta2, that its the worst heap I've ever used. I have not found one thing that I like about it. I'm praying that MS is playing a joke and they will release a totally different product down the road.

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