Thursday, February 01, 2007

Do We Really Need Windows Vista?

Microsoft has just released its new operating system, Window Vista. This article examines the need for Windows Vista and the possible hidden features that can make Vista useful to abusive governments and corporations. Read more...
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Categories: Windows Vista, National Security Agency, Windows XP

13 Comments:

At 4:38 AM, Blogger Elvis Drinkmo said...

Thanks for this article, George. I've been thinking about upgrading but I didn't realize that Windows XP wasn't that much better than 2000.

Just in time too, you saved me some money.

 
At 9:11 AM, Anonymous Jon said...

So just because Microsoft sought the assistance from expertsa in the realm of security that it must be in cahoots with the NSA to somehow spy on us if we buy Microsoft Vista. You obviously succeeded in convincing one person that you know what you are talking about based on Elvis's comment. The fact is Microsoft Vista includes much more than you even mention in your opinion piece.

I have to give you credit for being very articulate, I don't buy anything you are selling except that Microsoft Me sucked.

 
At 10:51 PM, Anonymous pkelley said...

Woo Hoo! More exploits for me to patch. Fantastic!

 
At 10:52 PM, Anonymous lidiman said...

how about just migrate to mac?

 
At 12:12 AM, Blogger Keith said...

I don't need "Vista" and even tho my machine is pretty powerful it won't even run all the Cool things Vista has to offer as far as Graphics effects...

So in another few years after I upgrade to "Another" powerful machine I may consider it...

 
At 12:27 AM, Anonymous Rev. Qelqoth said...

"People are not given a choice to install an open operating system like Linux."

One word dude. Ubuntu.

Ubuntu is one of the most accessible *nix distributions out there, beating the likes of RedHat and Suse on Distrowatch for several weeks since the release of Hoary Hedgehog.

As its tagline suggests, it is indeed Linux for Human Beings, not self-absorbed techies. If people want it, it's free.

See, with more people choosing open source alternatives, it would be ludicrous to not consider what is, in essence, a simple migration from one OS to another.

But that's going off topic. What's the topic again? Oh yeah, that's right. Vista. Yeah, Micro$oft can keep it. I'll stick with an OS that works.

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger JCM said...

I´d hate to play the jaded Apple enthusiast, but fiddling with Vista, it looks like they just added half that was good about OSX to a Windows OS.

Which leaves half missing for me to want to switch.

 
At 5:40 AM, Anonymous MsDemmie said...

I dont need Vista - my machine cannot even run the compatability wizzard.

 
At 2:19 PM, Anonymous DBlog said...

That's a great article. Very enlightening.

I used to work in IT, so I knew the deal with Windows XP. I've been using Windows 2000 Pro and Server since they came out, and I have no plans on "upgrading" to anything else. Windows 2000 was the last OS that M$ got right.

 
At 4:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

George I have already did my homework about Vista and I have to agree with Jon "have to give you credit for being very articulate, I don't buy anything you are selling". sweetambitions

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger Jon said...

I finally got my hands on a machine preloaded with Vista Business and I except for having to get used to the naviation differences between Win XP Pro and Vista, I like what I see.

 
At 3:58 AM, Blogger Hexter said...

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At 4:00 AM, Blogger Hexter said...

I was on Windows XP x64 Pro, because of the lack of driver support on XP x64 I had to switch to vista ultimate so I can use the updated drivers for my printer and scanner.

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