- I never used Windows Vista.
- It’s been a while since I used Microsoft Windows.
- I am a proud Linux user. For a few years now.
- I am very biased.
- I am not well informed on this subject.
Now, with the above disclaimer, it might seem that I don’t have anything else to say, but I do. For the last few years I’ve been working with people who either use Linux, or can fix practically any problem with their Windows installation. So I haven’t heard a lot from the Microsoft front.
Recently, on the other hand, I spend a lot of time among people who are your regular (or just above the regular) Windows users. They know a few things about computers, they aren’t afraid of the technology, but they don’t have any operating systems concept knowledge or system administration experience. And some of these people are using Windows Vista (in most cases it came pre-installed with their computers).
It seems to me, Windows Vista users aren’t very happy. Things break here and there. And although they always break here and there on all systems with no exception, on Vista they seem to break in some weird and very annoying way. When I first noticed their reactions, I just wrote it off on me being very biased.
But then I couldn’t help noticing news headlines here and there. And again, I thought that just me. But then I noticed that the trends of negative Vista feedback are getting more and more. Now I am all suspicious.
Just to put a few things together, I did a few Google searches. It seems to me, that I am not alone in my picks. Here are a few links to save you some typing:
- “vista site:slashdot.org“
- “vista site:digg.com“
- “vista site:zdnet.com“
- “vista site:wikipedia.org“
- “vista linux“
- “vista leopard“
- “vista linux leopard“
Even with me being biased, and a good old tradition of bashing anything and everything small or big coming out of Microsoft, it still seems like a lot of negative material.
What’s your stand on this? Have you noticed the trend? Have you tried Windows Vista yourself? Are you planning to? I’m interested to hear.