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Why does Vista get such a bad rap??

author | May 31, 2008

Windows Vista

So those of you that know me know that I’m a bit of a techie.  While I’ve always been a ‘PC’ user, and a ‘Microsoft’ user, I don’t think of myself as a fanboy of either.  I sure wouldn’t turn down a nice MacBook and copy of Aperture if it happened to drop in my lap – that’s for sure!  I’d even really suggest someone seriously consider getting a mac if they’re looking for a new computer.

I even get a chuckle out of those Mac vs. PC commercials.  But I’m having a hard time understanding just why Vista is getting such a bad response from everyone – not just those silly commercials.  I didn’t jump right out and adopt Vista right away – so I’m not one of those ‘Vista is the best thing ever’ guys.  I kept using XP Pro and XP Media Center Edition until recently.  Why?  Well, the easiest explanation is they worked just fine.  I’ve gotten a bit older, and I’m not really up for changing everything just because there’s something new there anymore.  However, the time has finally come, and I’ve switched to Vista using the Dell upgrade to my laptop, and used it to build my new home theater PC (HTPC).

So have I had problems by the boatload, as would be suggested by all the stories and ads?  Nope.  How many issues have I had?  Well, zero to be precise.  Ah – but I’m a techie, so I know how to fix everything myself and therefore wouldn’t have any problems.  Well, that may be true – but I’ve been a manager for a while now, so I’m not quite as techie as I used to be.   But being absolutely honest, I haven’t done a lick of fine-tuning or tweaking to either system.  They just work.  Now, granted – there’s a few things I’ve run into…

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