More like Vista Cruiser

By Lvimpala70
Feb 20, 2007
  1. Had to install a computer last night with Vista, The person I worked for said that Dell told them that was all they had left for OS systems. You get asked two or three times if you want to look at the CD you put in and it askes you two or three times is you want to install it! Compatibility with software is close to impossible! Just horrible. Almost as bad as a Mac OS!
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Sure, Vista may be bad for your purposes. Your reaction is understandable.

    For most people, they just want it to work. As long as your applications, drivers and hardware worked with Vista, you'd be happy, yeah? Most people would. For those who have the appropriate software etc... Then Windows Vista can be a real treat.

    As you probably know, in an attempt to press forward, things have be changed though. This means that some 'improvements' and 'features' will ultimately create issues with older software and hardware... This is to be expected with any new operating system.

    This could be paralleled between Windows Me and Windows 2000 or even XP. 2000/XP is undeniably better, but XP 'broke' a lot of applications, required entirely new drivers etc... When it was first rolled out, it was a total mess. Now we all enjoy its superior stability, features and speed with modern equipment.

    So don't worry.. After some time passes, Vista and its software will be polished up and you'll enjoy using your computer. The bad thing though, is it may be another few years. :( It's a shame you HAVE to get Vista. Thanks, Microsoft....
    Mac OS is quite good in many respects. If you're referring to compatibility issues; then no, Mac OS has been much worse. ;)
    This installer is definitely the BEST installer in any Windows so far. You only have to click a couple of things to install. This is a VAST improvement over previous Windows install discs, not to mention the graphic 'repair utilities' options etc... You can't possibly complain about the Vista installer, as a Windows user.

    I like your title... :D
  3. Lvimpala70

    Lvimpala70 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    I agree

    Thanks Rick, I think I am just upset that a lot of people out there still run a lot of old equipment and software and when they make a leap from a P2 to a Celron 3.3Gig and still expect their old billing software to work is insane. The consumer has no choice to change software, but when Vista surpasses a new software that came out last year, then there is a problem. No big deal, I was just venting.
  4. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    You think Eric would be proud to drive Donna around in that Vista Cruiser? :D
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