April 27, 2008

Why XP can beat Vista Anyday

I have no love for Vista. The sight of Aero makes me sick, and the sight of that turning wheel almost drives me to near computicide.

Aero drains too much resources for what it is worth...which is just eye candy. No one in their right mind would sacrifice power for eye candy. The economic (or rather the sensible) user wants all the memory and graphics resources dedicated to actual work not making the desktop look pretty.

Vista assumes everyone has a souped up computer which frankly just like Santa Claus is just not true. The irony is that most of the machines being shipped with vista are not configured to vista...they just barely manage to keep the guzzler going. Whilst on the other hand Xp is just the right candidate...low power demand and is the 'green-car' of OS's...it performs well on low RAM even better so on souped up machines

Besides it has been demonstrated again and again that Vista becomes sluggish on the average computer. Microsoft was asked about this...they said Vista was designed for machines of 2GB memory and up. In other words

"Poor people we hate you..."


So the average machine has already been written off by Microsoft...so logically one would think they would encourage us serfs to stick to XP, no they are killing XP in a few months....so much for support.

The most compelling reason to hate vista is that it is half-baked. It does not come with all the necessary drivers for printers, audio and video drivers. It is just too much hassle to get hardware to work on vista that works effortlessly on XP. Microsoft's response....
"You just get vista...vista is the future...we'll fix things as we go along...look we have a service pack less than a year after release..confirming vista WAS half baked...now get in line."

Vista completely ruined the folder heirachy system that all XP users had gotten so familiar with. The Purpose of an upgrade is to make the user experience easier and better...not harder and inconsistent...Microsoft seems to miss that tit bit of information. I believe what makes a winning OS is consistency...users should be able to do the same operation the same way regardless of what version of the OS they are using...they should NOT need a new manual because they got an upgrade


With XP you don't have to break a sweat to hunt a file or folder down. When a problem occurred you can actually declare war on the XP system. The folder hierarchy in vista makes that almost impossible and the 'Vista's permission feature' almost guarantees that.

in Vista the folders are all over the place. have new names...virtually unidentifiable...roaming, appdata, history and the sea of dead links do not make anything easier. What is the purpose of the dead links by the way. It completely eludes me.

What was so wrong about XP's files heirachy? If XP was working so well,which I and +70% windows users assert, why did they not just improve XP and not chuck it out of the window like a puppy with rabies only to grapple with something untested and frankly not so user friendly

The UIA and search indexing is one of the most annoying features on vista. Who ever designed that...you weren't doing any user any favours buddie...it is like being stopped by the police every 100 feet on the highway. Almost every folder operation requires permission or some kind of verification...its not helpful...its annoying. Who told Microsoft users want that anyway?

For an OS that users buy it sure does little to listen to the users or consider what the user wants...fast and hassle free computing . I realised you need permission to delete certain files. Hell, I paid for the computer...I should have access to ALL my files from the get go. I shouldn't even loose a minute tweaking anything. This should be a given as long as you are the administrator and not a standard user.

What is with the new sidebar...horrendous. The folder display makes me ill. XP had the sidebar display just perfect. It had the things you actually needed on it...and the switch from folder to features is completely gone in Vista.

Vista is far from turning my fancy...its not ready...it is too heavy on the system with very little to show in as far as improved performance...and considering the time spent trying to solve its myriad of glitches and problems it certainly has not made a positive user experience and certainly decreased actual work efficiency

Talk about counter productivity.

11 comments:

jimm said...

hi, good info about vista.... but it is quiet good in high configuration..
by the way thanks for the template

diddy47 said...

thanx 4 dropping by...always cool to see people using the template

see u around

so in other words vista the guzzler with a few missing nuts and bolts...

Microsoft; "We'll drive it anyway ...not that XP because its such a SMALL green car...besides we want to out-bling Leopard."

jimm said...

i got a problem in this template .. back link does not show in comment. will you please tell me ....

diddy47 said...

how do i track you...?

benning said...

I haven't the funds to even think of an upgrade. Now you've given me an excellent batch of reasons not to bother.

I stuck with Win 98 until XP came out. My brother decided to upgrade to the Milennium edition. He ranted and raved until he managed to get XP.

Since my first actual computer was a hand-me-down DOS machine, I figure I have a little working experience with computers. But only a little. When I could afford it I bought a Win 95 machine, which I liked, and eventually bought a new Win 98 machine. And I stuck with it until XP.

I'm hunkering down until a better version than Vista comes along. And until I have enough money, too.

It ain't easy being a tad poor! LOL

Good article!

diddy47 said...

thanx for dropping by...its good to hear an amen from an xp-ite....

people will find a way to keep xp alive...they cant put a good thing down forever...cool

VampireXxX said...

Hi there,

I agree with you, I prefer XP than Vista. Already upgraded my RAM to 1 Gb but my pc still struggling to open an application so I uninstall it and re-install XP SP3.

By the way, do you know how to make a "related post" in Neo ?? I remove the no follow tag but seems my comment still has the "no follow". Any idea ??

diddy47 said...

viva la xp-ite....

about the recent posts feature you can consult this article it will talk you through on how to show related posts based on labels...i hope this is what you are looking for...

about the last issue i don't understand can you elaborate what you mean

VampireXxX said...

Sorry, I mean I remove the "no follow" tag from my blog but seems blogspot doesn't follow the link in my comments like wordpress. Any idea to hack this ?? =)

I know the Hoctor's Place, but I'm not sure if it's will work with Neo but since you advised it then I will give it a try. Thanks man

diddy47 said...

you mean if someone wrote a url e.g. www.kundaistreet.blogspot.com in a comment that it should become live and clickable? instead of remaining just text...

VampireXxX said...

Yesss, sorry about my english, sometimes I got a blue screen of death in my head LOL