Seriously, people, it’s not that bad!
Ok. I’ve heard it. You’ve heard it. Justin Long, Mr “Hello, I’m A Mac” has all but said it a few dozen ways. But really, is it that big of a deal? I was one of the early adopters who got a Vista-based computer right out of the gate in 2006, and the day I bought it, I would have agreed, it sucked. It blew worse than going back to Windows 3.1 and being stuck with a 13inch big-box CRT monitor.
But you know what happened? The updates started rolling out about April, and because I’d had the POS four months, I didn’t see a difference, but it made one. By May many of the issues that plagued the release-date Windows Vista were gone. But the damaging ads were not. Now, two plus years later, Windows 7 is coming out (October 22nd has been set as the release date, but you can get it early, sort of.) and people still refuse to believe Vista isn’t as bad as people think it is!
Grow up a bit, if you can. It’s fine. Trust me.
Yes. Vista has its problems. When has any piece of technology ever not? And yes, Windows 7 is an improvement on Vista. If it weren’t, why would Microsoft have bothered with a public beta, much less an extended review term, much less still releasing it? They even fixed the problem of people buying new PCs with Vista by wrangling the manufacturers into offering “Free Upgrade” coupons between now and January of 2010! Which means there’s no point saying you’re waiting for Windows 7, because the computer you buy NOW is Windows 7! Just, it will be in October.
So it’s time to give up the ghost. Vista is (mostly) fixed. The new version is coming, with many concessions like free upgrades and pro-rated early ordering to boot!
Cut it out, dudes and dudettes.