Second-rate Vista has Windows fans looking to Linux

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Jonathan Walker, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp

    "" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a
    free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked
    out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista working,
    I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux. ""


    --
    Jonathan Walker

    "The IT industry landscape is littered with the dead
    dreams of people who once trusted Microsoft."
     
    Jonathan Walker, Aug 20, 2007
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  2. Jonathan Walker

    thingy Guest

    Jonathan Walker wrote:
    > http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp
    >
    > "" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a
    > free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked
    > out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista working,
    > I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux. ""
    >
    >


    oh quit it, we know its bad and we know people will buy it anyway...you
    cannot help stupid people....

    regards

    Thing
     
    thingy, Aug 20, 2007
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  3. Jonathan Walker

    Will Spencer Guest

    On 21 Aug 2007 09:20:33 +1200, Jonathan Walker wrote:

    > http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp
    >
    > "" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a
    > free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked
    > out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista working,
    > I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux. ""


    Only hippies, socialist extremists and communists support Linux. Merely a
    bunch of anti-capitalistic scum bags, IMO.

    -ws
     
    Will Spencer, Aug 20, 2007
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  4. Jonathan Walker

    yawn Guest

    On 21 Aug 2007 09:20:33 +1200, Jonathan Walker wrote:

    > http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp
    >
    > "" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a
    > free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked
    > out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista working,
    > I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux. ""


    STFU

    --
    Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com
     
    yawn, Aug 20, 2007
    #4
  5. In article <46ca2590$>, sam <> wrote:
    >Will Spencer wrote:
    >> On 21 Aug 2007 09:20:33 +1200, Jonathan Walker wrote:
    >>
    >>> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp
    >>>
    >>> "" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a
    >>> free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked
    >>> out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista working,
    >>> I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux. ""

    >>
    >> Only hippies, socialist extremists and communists support Linux. Merely a
    >> bunch of anti-capitalistic scum bags, IMO.
    >>
    >> -ws

    >
    >Weta Digital ? Google ? IBM ? Disney/Pixar Sun ? Dell ? Novell ? TiVo ?
    >Cisco/Linksys ? Korg ? Yamaha ?
    >Anti capitalist scumbags ?
    >Are you mad ?


    Rhetorical questions add nothing :)
     
    Bruce Sinclair, Aug 21, 2007
    #5
  6. On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 10:01:50 +1200, thingy wrote:

    > oh quit it, we know its bad and we know people will buy it anyway...you
    > cannot help stupid people....


    Alas, agreed.


    --
    Jonathan Walker

    "The IT industry landscape is littered with the dead
    dreams of people who once trusted Microsoft."
     
    Jonathan Walker, Aug 21, 2007
    #6
  7. Jonathan Walker

    sam Guest

    Will Spencer wrote:
    > On 21 Aug 2007 09:20:33 +1200, Jonathan Walker wrote:
    >
    >> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp
    >>
    >> "" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a
    >> free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked
    >> out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista working,
    >> I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux. ""

    >
    > Only hippies, socialist extremists and communists support Linux. Merely a
    > bunch of anti-capitalistic scum bags, IMO.
    >
    > -ws


    Weta Digital ? Google ? IBM ? Disney/Pixar Sun ? Dell ? Novell ? TiVo ?
    Cisco/Linksys ? Korg ? Yamaha ?
    Anti capitalist scumbags ?
    Are you mad ?
     
    sam, Aug 21, 2007
    #7
  8. Jonathan Walker

    Will Spencer Guest

    On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 11:36:49 +1200, sam wrote:

    > Will Spencer wrote:
    >> On 21 Aug 2007 09:20:33 +1200, Jonathan Walker wrote:
    >>
    >>> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp
    >>>
    >>> "" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a
    >>> free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked
    >>> out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista working,
    >>> I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux. ""

    >>
    >> Only hippies, socialist extremists and communists support Linux. Merely a
    >> bunch of anti-capitalistic scum bags, IMO.
    >>
    >> -ws

    >
    > Weta Digital ? Google ? IBM ? Disney/Pixar Sun ? Dell ? Novell ? TiVo ?
    > Cisco/Linksys ? Korg ? Yamaha ?
    > Anti capitalist scumbags ?
    > Are you mad ?


    No dumbass. I refer to its radical advocates such as those posting in this
    newsgroup.

    -ws
     
    Will Spencer, Aug 21, 2007
    #8
  9. Jonathan Walker

    whoisthis Guest

    In article <>,
    Jonathan Walker <> wrote:

    > http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp
    >
    > "" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a
    > free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked
    > out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista working,
    > I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux. ""


    He'd be better of moving to a Mac then.
     
    whoisthis, Aug 21, 2007
    #9
  10. Jonathan Walker

    sam Guest

    whoisthis wrote:
    > In article <>,
    > Jonathan Walker <> wrote:
    >
    >> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp
    >>
    >> "" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a
    >> free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked
    >> out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista working,
    >> I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux. ""

    >
    > He'd be better of moving to a Mac then.


    Its a good choice if he wants to buy new hardware.
    Expensive though.
     
    sam, Aug 21, 2007
    #10
  11. Jonathan Walker

    whoisthis Guest

    In article <46ca8afa$>, sam <> wrote:

    > whoisthis wrote:
    > > In article <>,
    > > Jonathan Walker <> wrote:
    > >
    > >> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp
    > >>
    > >> "" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a
    > >> free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked
    > >> out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista working,
    > >> I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux. ""

    > >
    > > He'd be better of moving to a Mac then.

    >
    > Its a good choice if he wants to buy new hardware.
    > Expensive though.


    Compared to what ?
    We have been buying quadcore Macs because they are cheaper than buying
    PCs, they dual boot linux / OSX.

    I have no interest in pricing the cheapest piece of shit which I know
    damned well I would never buy myself.
     
    whoisthis, Aug 21, 2007
    #11
  12. Jonathan Walker

    sam Guest

    whoisthis wrote:
    > In article <46ca8afa$>, sam <> wrote:
    >
    >> whoisthis wrote:
    >>> In article <>,
    >>> Jonathan Walker <> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp
    >>>>
    >>>> "" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a
    >>>> free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked
    >>>> out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista working,
    >>>> I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux. ""
    >>> He'd be better of moving to a Mac then.

    >> Its a good choice if he wants to buy new hardware.
    >> Expensive though.

    >
    > Compared to what ?
    > We have been buying quadcore Macs because they are cheaper than buying
    > PCs, they dual boot linux / OSX.
    >
    > I have no interest in pricing the cheapest piece of shit which I know
    > damned well I would never buy myself.


    Its easy to chuck around other peoples money for your university toys.
    Not everyone wants to spend $4.5k on their desktop PC
     
    sam, Aug 21, 2007
    #12
  13. In message <>, Will Spencer wrote:

    > On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 11:36:49 +1200, sam wrote:
    >
    >> Will Spencer wrote:
    >>> On 21 Aug 2007 09:20:33 +1200, Jonathan Walker wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp
    >>>>
    >>>> "" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of
    >>>> a free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks
    >>>> worked out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get
    >>>> Vista working, I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux.
    >>>> ""
    >>>
    >>> Only hippies, socialist extremists and communists support Linux. Merely
    >>> a bunch of anti-capitalistic scum bags, IMO.

    >>
    >> Weta Digital ? Google ? IBM ? Disney/Pixar Sun ? Dell ? Novell ? TiVo ?
    >> Cisco/Linksys ? Korg ? Yamaha ?
    >> Anti capitalist scumbags ?
    >> Are you mad ?

    >
    > No dumbass. I refer to its radical advocates...


    But you _did_ say _only_ anti-capitalistic scumbags supported Linux. So
    either those companies are also anti-capitalistic scumbags, or you have to
    admit that Linux isn't just for anti-capitalistic scumbags. So which is it?
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 21, 2007
    #13
  14. Jonathan Walker

    whoisthis Guest

    In article <46ca96ae$>, sam <> wrote:

    > whoisthis wrote:
    > > In article <46ca8afa$>, sam <> wrote:
    > >
    > >> whoisthis wrote:
    > >>> In article <>,
    > >>> Jonathan Walker <> wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp
    > >>>>
    > >>>> "" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of
    > >>>> a
    > >>>> free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks
    > >>>> worked
    > >>>> out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista
    > >>>> working,
    > >>>> I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux. ""
    > >>> He'd be better of moving to a Mac then.
    > >> Its a good choice if he wants to buy new hardware.
    > >> Expensive though.

    > >
    > > Compared to what ?
    > > We have been buying quadcore Macs because they are cheaper than buying
    > > PCs, they dual boot linux / OSX.
    > >
    > > I have no interest in pricing the cheapest piece of shit which I know
    > > damned well I would never buy myself.

    >
    > Its easy to chuck around other peoples money for your university toys.
    > Not everyone wants to spend $4.5k on their desktop PC


    LOL, we saved over $1000 each by buying Macs. And they are pushed hard
    doing data processing. The universities are no cash rich, we are damned
    careful with the money. We have one lab running on Mac Plus's (1985)
    hooked into a data logger measuring oxygen, I have another running on 8
    year old iMacs.
     
    whoisthis, Aug 21, 2007
    #14
  15. Hi there,

    Will Spencer wrote:
    > On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 11:36:49 +1200, sam wrote:
    >
    >>Will Spencer wrote:
    >>
    >>>On 21 Aug 2007 09:20:33 +1200, Jonathan Walker wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp
    >>>>
    >>>>"" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a
    >>>>free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked
    >>>>out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista working,
    >>>>I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux. ""
    >>>
    >>>Only hippies, socialist extremists and communists support Linux. Merely a
    >>>bunch of anti-capitalistic scum bags, IMO.

    >>
    >>Weta Digital ? Google ? IBM ? Disney/Pixar Sun ? Dell ? Novell ? TiVo ?
    >>Cisco/Linksys ? Korg ? Yamaha ?
    >>Anti capitalist scumbags ?
    >>Are you mad ?

    >
    > No dumbass. I refer to its radical advocates such as those posting in this
    > newsgroup.


    You're the dumbass who didn't elaborate that in your original post.
    Mr Jonathan Walker, Lawrence, and a couple of others unfortunately
    feed off idiots like you.

    Playing "pretend right-winger" won't help either...

    --
    Kind regards,

    Chris Wilkinson, Brisbane, Australia.
    "Maybe politicians should ask the people whether
    or not they wanted all these wars"...
     
    Chris Wilkinson, Aug 21, 2007
    #15
  16. Jonathan Walker

    Ross Guest

    On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 10:16:26 +1200, Will Spencer <>
    wrote:

    >On 21 Aug 2007 09:20:33 +1200, Jonathan Walker wrote:
    >
    >> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2171472,00.asp
    >>
    >> "" Vista just ain't cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a
    >> free pass on this operating system: I expected it to get the kinks worked
    >> out more quickly. Boy, was I fooled! If Microsoft can't get Vista working,
    >> I might just do the unthinkable: I might move to Linux. ""

    >
    >Only hippies, socialist extremists and communists support Linux. Merely a
    >bunch of anti-capitalistic scum bags, IMO.
    >
    >-ws


    And conservative, extreme right-wing fundamentalist Christian
    capitalist scum bags like me!
    (Mind you, I;m posting from Win98 cos my Linux GUI broke and I haven't
    fixed it yet)
     
    Ross, Aug 21, 2007
    #16
  17. On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 19:04:18 +1000, Chris Wilkinson wrote:

    > Playing "pretend right-winger" won't help either...


    I tend not to respond to those who post anti-socialist, anti-communist
    sentiment combined with insults. I just don't respond to that sort of
    comment, because it is clearly trolling.

    In this thread, I posted a URL and a short quote from the article". Those
    who don't want to read it don't need to. Those who don't want to comment
    on the article also don't need to.

    I expect that the vast majority of regulars here in NZ.C would be already
    well familiar with what the flaws are in Vi$ta, if not from their own
    experience, then from the negative reviews of persons who are normally in
    Micro$oft's pocket.

    It is easy to ignore what someone posts onto Usenet. I certainly don't
    read every post in every thread in every NG that I read.

    Those who can't handle any anti-micro$oft sentiment need to develop a
    tougher skin.


    --
    Jonathan Walker

    "The IT industry landscape is littered with the dead
    dreams of people who once trusted Microsoft."
     
    Jonathan Walker, Aug 21, 2007
    #17
  18. On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 20:37:42 +1200, whoisthis wrote:

    > LOL, we saved over $1000 each by buying Macs. And they are pushed hard
    > doing data processing. The universities are no cash rich, we are damned
    > careful with the money. We have one lab running on Mac Plus's (1985)
    > hooked into a data logger measuring oxygen, I have another running on 8
    > year old iMacs.


    All equipmewnt dating from an era when your only choice for a business
    oriented desktop OS was Micro$oft or Apple. Apple, of course, was the
    industry-wide choice by the publishing and audio industries.

    You now have at least 2 other choices - Desktop BSD or Linux.

    I am not sure how you could save over $1000 by buying Apple hardware that
    is known to cost more.


    --
    Jonathan Walker

    "The IT industry landscape is littered with the dead
    dreams of people who once trusted Microsoft."
     
    Jonathan Walker, Aug 21, 2007
    #18
  19. On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 21:15:51 +1200, Ross wrote:

    > And conservative, extreme right-wing fundamentalist Christian capitalist
    > scum bags like me!


    Why do you so insult yourself by calling yourself a fundamentalist
    christian?


    --
    Jonathan Walker

    "The IT industry landscape is littered with the dead
    dreams of people who once trusted Microsoft."
     
    Jonathan Walker, Aug 21, 2007
    #19
  20. Jonathan Walker

    Will Spencer Guest

    On 22 Aug 2007 08:50:28 +1200, Jonathan Walker wrote:

    > On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 19:04:18 +1000, Chris Wilkinson wrote:
    >
    >> Playing "pretend right-winger" won't help either...

    >
    > I tend not to respond to those who post anti-socialist, anti-communist
    > sentiment combined with insults. I just don't respond to that sort of
    > comment, because it is clearly trolling.
    >
    > In this thread, I posted a URL and a short quote from the article". Those
    > who don't want to read it don't need to. Those who don't want to comment
    > on the article also don't need to.
    >
    > I expect that the vast majority of regulars here in NZ.C would be already
    > well familiar with what the flaws are in Vi$ta, if not from their own
    > experience, then from the negative reviews of persons who are normally in
    > Micro$oft's pocket.
    >
    > It is easy to ignore what someone posts onto Usenet. I certainly don't
    > read every post in every thread in every NG that I read.
    >
    > Those who can't handle any anti-micro$oft sentiment need to develop a
    > tougher skin.


    On the contrary it looks like I struck a nerve, one of your lackwitted
    mates even followed me into another newsgroup.

    Face it, your Linux OS will always be a 2nd class citizen to Windows. IMO
    we've had to put up with more Linux Marketing and Hype than Windows on the
    Internet over the last 10 years and where has it go you. No where! M$ still
    rules the world. So either, Windows isn't as bad as you make out; your fud
    trolling and propaganda is failing, or Linux is just as shitty if not
    shittier than Windows.

    -ws
     
    Will Spencer, Aug 21, 2007
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