Here at Lockergnome, there are some computer savvy folks who are either holding out on installing Vista OR people like Chris Pirillo who have just plain given up on using it at all. I think what Chris says is unfortunately true. It seems that Vista is still in beta testing.
Too many people are experiencing driver problems, software issues, compatibility issues, and hardware issues for this to be some kind of a fluke. And if you can’t use your computer to get things done, well, it doesn’t matter how pretty it looks. Or how many new features you throw in.
- It is unbelievable it took five years to achieve this and the results are disappointing to say the least.
- Where are the OEM hardware manufacturers? I can’t believe it is taking so long for them to come up with Vista compliant drivers. Is it they suspected that Vista would be a dud?
- For the amount of money people are spending for the new OS, I don’t think it is unreasonable for them to expect it to work. At least be on par with XP, or we had all hoped it would surpass XP. This does not seem to be the case.
- This may be a time for people to explore alternatives like Mac or even Linux. I just installed PCLinuxOS 2007 beta on a test system and right out of the box (actually, it’s a free download), it worked perfectly. Go figure. And, again, it’s FREE!
If there has ever been a time for other operating systems to make their move, this must be it. Unless Microsoft pulls a rabbit out of its hat, Vista may go down in history as the software that brought down a mighty empire.
Drastic statement? Maybe. But people are not going to lay down their hard-earned money for something that doesn’t work. Plain and simple. Hopefully the first service pack may fix the problems. Only time will tell.
[tags] vista, mac, linux, software[/tags]