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Re: BusinessWeek Says Windows Vista is "Slow and Dangerous"

__/ [ peterwn ] on Friday 16 March 2007 07:37 \__

> On Mar 16, 7:02 pm, Roy Schestowitz <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> Vista: Slow and Dangerous
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | The security program in Microsoft's new version of Windows is so
>> | annoying you're likely to turn it off. And that's risky
>> `----
>> http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/mar2007/tc20070315_101...
>> This shows that adding layers to an inherently insecure system just won't
>> work. And then you have Pfeiffer's research in France. It showed that
>> Vista increases 'friction' in usability. The interface decreases
>> productivity, which makes it a step backwards (in favour of eye candy).
> The Ford Edsel is about 50 years old.  Older people will remember that
> the Edsel (which sort of epitomised everything the 1950's stood for)
> flopped very badly.  Looks like Vista is heading up to be a 21st
> Century Ford Edsel.

Oh, now I'm seeing some funny correlation as well. Microsoft recently
partnered with Ford.

Microsoft invades the car

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft really doesn't want to take over the world you know,
| just your desktop, living room, workplace, car, plane, tricycle,
| government, oh yeah and they want to be in charge of how much
| filling goes into Twinkies too.


I'm sure that Edsel and Vista will be a perfect match. As John said, both
companies/products are heading towards the dustbin.

"The Edsel was a make of automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company
during the 1958, 1959, and 1960 model years. The car brand is best known as
one of the most spectacular failures in the history of the United States
automobile industry."

Just looking at the headings...

"Too big when small was in


Design controversies"


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