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      Tell me about errors in Vista. Actually no, list them

      • The downloads stop randomly.
      • The browsing menu's are messed up (not literally).

      Lol that's all I can think of right now, but list them.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jdeadevil View Post
      • The downloads stop randomly.
      • The browsing menu's are messed up (not literally).
      Lol that's all I can think of right now, but list them.
      The downloads stop randomly? Um... what are you talking about?

      Please explain how the "browsing menu's are messed up. (not literally)"

      JD... you've already made a thread about Vista's faults. And there was already one before that. Please don't make any more. Just keep it in the respective threads. We don't need 3 threads over one subject.

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      • It Sucks.
      • I Have it most unfortunately.
      • My parents are not letting me switch back (don't ask )

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      Quote Originally Posted by Xox View Post
      • My parents are not letting me switch back (don't ask )
      But they're feeding you, right?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Spartiate View Post
      But they're feeding you, right?
      Yes!

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      Playing music / video brings networking to it's knees
      http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=702

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      Memory leak in Kernel causes file move / copy / deletion issues
      To make things worse, copying / moving files fails silently (user not informed)
      http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=829
      http://www.msdner.com/dev-archive/13...0-1390318.shtm
      http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?showtopic=33258

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      Any problems connecting to WGA servers labels your OS as pirated
      http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/...eltdown_1.html

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      ^^^ above is not a vista issue (affects XP as well)
      but when coupled with Vista's "Black screen of Darkness"
      http://www.computerworld.com.au/inde...1;fp;16;fpid;1
      It becomes a real "Vista only" problem
      (3 guesses what the Storm botnet regularly targets....)

      (Regular Teck Talk attendees will know that SP1 will somewhat resolve this issue - supposedly, anyway)

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      US Government is suspected to have put a backdoor in a new encryption system
      http://www.schneier.com/essay-198.html

      and guess what, Vista includes the new encryption system
      http://www.schneier.com/blog/archive...c_drbg_ad.html

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      Then, there's the whole "stealth updates" thing
      http://www.computerworld.com/action/...icleId=9036058
      http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._concerns.html

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      And lastly (well, for now)
      computer forensics experts raise an eyebrow or two

      Vista creates, uses and stores far more personal, and trackable, information
      potentially making prosecutions for mis-deeds a hell of a lot easier
      http://www.abanet.org/journal/ereport/jy13tkjasn.html
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      Aggressive page swapping - Was faster at one time, but not anymore. Macs and Linux take a second longer to load the file or program once, but it is in RAM then forever.

      No on-the-fly defragmentation - OSX does it on-the-fly for small files and at boot time for larger ones, Linux does it when the PC is idle

      Insane GPU requirements - Linux has more advanced GUI graphics and require very little GPU power

      Poor RAM management - What EXO said about leaks

      No native H.264 support - been the web media standard for a while now, WMP10 can't handle it

      Still uses wmv as the standard video format - all videos made with M$ software comes in this format by standard, about the same size as H.264, but much lower quality

      Still uses mp3 as the standard audio format - mp4 has been standard basically since the iPod came out

      Still uses bmp or jpg as standard image format - PNGs are the same size as jpegs and lossless like bmps

      Bloatware - Office, 'nuff said

      Relics from old OSs that aren't even supported anymore - browse the icons of some of the programs, you will see 8bit colour versions that aren'te ven supported, they are too lazy to take them out, if they do that with icons, I bet the do it with everything else (why it's so bloated)

      IE7 - Windows should ship with Safari or Firefox pre-installed

      DLLs - programming HELL

      No registry clean or defragmentation (tools or on-the-fly) - Keychains in Linux and OSX are kept neat and tidy, which is why they boot and run so fast, even when they're older

      $90 to downgrade to XP - should be free with all the complaints M$ is getting

      Steve Balmer listing "Innovations" that OSX and Linux have had for years - The guy is either blind or so full of himself he doesn't care.

      Most applications packaged in it haven't been upgraded since Windows 3.1 - Paint, Notepad, Write, Calc are EXACTLY the same as they were in 3.1 almost 20 years ago.

      No system-wide spell/grammar check - OSX has the built into the OS, not per program, takes up less RAM and is consistent.

      Still in 32 bit and the 64 bit version has no backwards compatilibity - Ugh, sucks if you need the power of 64-bits, but software companies don't want to produce software for that smaller market

      DirectX 10 has no backwards compatibility - Sucks for programmers and gamers alike

      Microsoft refused to upgrade it's version of OpenGL - OpenGL is the standard. Sun comes up with it, but it's up to Apple and Microsoft to keep their ports up to date. M$ wants to force it's programmers to use X even though it's not as good.

      Turn the security system and the OSX interface off, it's a very expensive version of XP - the core of Vista is the exact same core as XP
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      You gotta hand it to Microsoft. It takes genius to screw an OS up so bad. Hats off to them.

      Something that was not mentioned: Vista's minesweeper is crap. Slow and ugly. Good luck trying to get a decent time on it with a 3 second animation after each click.

      And what's up with Vista's graphics? Weren't they supposed to be better? So why does everything blend together? I can't tell anything apart, I can't find anything, it's slow... and the graphics aren't even that much nicer.

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      Nah, I like the minesweeper on this one better. It's just getting better at the game altogether is the problem.

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      I guess if you're not playing for speed it's not too bad. But my friend, who had a best time of 87 secs on expert on the XP version, got Vista and utterly loathes how slow the minesweeper is. I've played the Vista version myself and did not like it either.

      By the way, Vista appeared on this list: http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/9908

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      Quote Originally Posted by MontyFlatts View Post
      I guess if you're not playing for speed it's not too bad. But my friend, who had a best time of 87 secs on expert on the XP version, got Vista and utterly loathes how slow the minesweeper is. I've played the Vista version myself and did not like it either.

      By the way, Vista appeared on this list: http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/patterson/9908
      Nice. I like the little hurried comment about macs at the end of that.

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      That looks like the same Minesweeper that came with 3.1 how's it different besides the graphics?

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      http://www.minesweeper.info/articles/VistaReview.html lists the changes

      I just realized that minesweeper would be awesome if the numbers displayed in binary

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      I don't think so.

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      LOL If you connect to a Vista computer remotely with a Mac, the icon that shows up is a computer displaying the BSOD

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