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____/ High Plains Thumper on Saturday 19 Sep 2009 15:38 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> High Plains Thumper on Friday:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> Vista in "less good product" shocker
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>> In a remarkable and some might say all-too-fleeting
>>>>> display of honesty, a senior Microsoft executive has
>>>>> branded Vista a "less good product".
>>> Less than good? It sucks!
>> Coming from Microsoft, you wouldn't expect the "it sucks"
>> phrase, but it's as close as it gets. :-)
> My friends that have purchased laptops with Windows Vista haven't
> been too happy with it. They bought a new computer, expecting
> sparkling performance over the old one under XP, only finding
> that Vista is a low performing slug. Yes, they use it, but
> because of the Microsoft applications they purchased with it.
> With a company with all the monetary resources that Microsoft
> has, you would think that they would have provided a lean, mean
> high performance operating system that puts the pedal to the
> metal (a US phrase derived from one putting the gas pedal to the
> floor to get going in a hurry) along with the bells and whistles.
> Instead, it only performs decently on more expensive, high
> performance laptops. They purchased the lower end laptops that
> were affordable. If one wanted to spend money, would be better
> off with a Mac.
> Personally, I am not into bells and whistlery. Hence why I don't
> run compiz fusion. However, I tried the earlier Beryl in Ubuntu
> on a now low spec PC, and found it to be totally, "Wow!". As
> Craig Ferguson puts it, "Why this is the greatest thing since
> curly fries!".
> Yes, Vista sucks.
KDE4 packaged these nicely.
~~ Best of wishes
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