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Vista - Dodge. Oldsmobile or MS?


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Found this one - interesting comparisons :)

 

"...Saddling the latest version of your company's flagship product with a name that reminds old-timers like me of the Dodge Colt Vista or the even more ancient Oldsmobile Vista-Cruiser? At Microsoft, that's what passes for innovation...."

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Found this one - interesting comparisons :)

 

"...Saddling the latest version of your company's flagship product with a name that reminds old-timers like me of the Dodge Colt Vista or the even more ancient Oldsmobile Vista-Cruiser? At Microsoft, that's what passes for innovation...."

We had a 67 Vista Cruiser that my family kept until 2003. My dad loved that car and it had gone to almost 30 states plus Mexico twice. People thought we were rich in 67 when he bought it but nothing was further from the truth.

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We had a 67 Vista Cruiser that my family kept until 2003. My dad loved that car and it had gone to almost 30 states plus Mexico twice. People thought we were rich in 67 when he bought it but nothing was further from the truth.

Look somethng like this?

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Ugh, what is with people and this trend to toss out the pettiest reasons they can think of to bash Vista? I mean, look at the complaints this guy lists:

 

Saddling the latest version of your company's flagship product with a name that reminds old-timers like me of the Dodge Colt Vista or the even more ancient Oldsmobile Vista-Cruiser?

 

That's it. Let's blame Microsoft because you're old. Darn new operating systems. Get off my lawn!

What's been revealed of Windows Vista is particularly sad. Defaulting to a mode that requires users to enter an administrative password before they can install programs?

 

Eeeeeyaaaa...that uh...that actually doesn't happen. By default it asks if you want to confirm an installation.That's one extra click added to the install process (oh noes!) not a password-fill. A step that could be a huge step in stopping malware, as a significant amount of it is via stealth-installs. It can also be easy turned off.

 

With Motorola's Q, there may be a Windows Mobile phone with a keyboard to challenge the BlackBerry and the Treo...sometime in 2006. Finally powering a BlackBerry knockoff: That's innovation!

 

Again, how is Microsoft responsible for Motorola's creation?

 

DataViz's Documents To Go has long been able to round-trip Microsoft Office documents between a PC and a portable device without losing their formatting. So can the new version of Windows Mobile (or so I'm told), after years of Pocket PCs and Smartphones that mucked up Office docs badly. Eventually catching up with a third party's better idea: That's innovation!

 

If by "finally" you mean "since 2003", yes. Good catch, there, old dude.

 

And then there's the definition of chutzpah that will soon replace the kid who kills his parents and asks the court to have mercy because he's an orphan: The company that delivers insanely insecure software plans to charge users a subscription fee for a service designed to guard against the viruses and spyware that it welcomes in the door. That's...a protection racket!

 

So lemme see if I got this: the OS is "insanely insecure", but you don't want to add a half-second click to an install to deal with "the insanity." Instead, you preach the virtues of Apple, who acknowledged a vulnerability in Quicktime (the hands-down worst media player I have ever seen, BTW. Twelve years they've been making this piece of crap, and there's still no "stay on top while playing" option, or a library function?) that would allow a hacker to take control of both a PC or an "ultra-secure" Mac, but assured us that it was a FEATURE, and that they have no intention on fixing it. Yea. That makes sense.

 

UGH!

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Actually, there's much that I like about Vista and my next system will be running that OS but my 'complaint' is mostly that it's not that big of a deal. XP is great IMO and Vista is not any better for what I do (I'll say it again) for what I do!

Like XP, it's got good and bad parts and again, like XP, there's room for improvement. I would have hoped that after 5 years of testing, we'd have seen more but I'm not unimpressed just not too impressed.

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