Re: Is Vista "there" yet?

Subject: Re: Is Vista "there" yet?
From: sintac -at- home -dot- nl
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 00:06:48 +0200

I've been using it on my new laptop for about 4 months.
It is slower than XP, but I was ready to forgive that because I
actually do like the new look and feel.

However, I am learning to hate it more every day. Adobe Reader
8 crashes it regularly, but not so regularly that I am not stupid enough
to forget and save everything before I open it. Unfortunately, by crash -
and XP never, ever did this, I mean total freeze where even the clock
stops. The only remedy is to turn the power off. Worse, by doing so,
Word doesn't save anything and doesn't create a recovery file -
nor, apparently, do many other applications. Result ... it's like being
back in the days of Windows 3.11 when a crash usually meant that
you lost several hours work. And they call this progress.

It's a tablet notebook, but I also use a Wacom tablet. Wacom assured me
there would be no problems with 2 tablets ... wrong. I have been fighting
with drivers that won't install, drop out after 5 minutes; the works, and
now Wacom say it's a known driver problem they are working on.

The HP window manager crashes on EVERY start (I've only ever seen it
work once since I bought the notebook) and my list of programs that crash
when I try to install them is steadily getting longer and longer.

YMMV, but I'd say Vista is definitely not ready for prime time.

Simon.
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