10 Things I hate about Vista January 26, 2007Posted by rjdohnert in Uncategorized.
People always claim Im in a hurry to show affection for Bill Gates and Windows Vista. Well with Bill, I admire the guy. Instead of taking his billions and running around like a 19 year old with a permanant erection like some CEO’s we know; Bill is quick to try to help humanity, cure diseases and generally try to make it bearable for those who find the world unbearable. But enough on Bill, lets move on to Windows Vista. As with any product I use I have my likes and dislikes. here is my list of Vista dislikes.
1. Editions — Way to many editions of Windows Vista. There should only be one, maybe 2 but definatly not 6.
2. The blue pearl — While I like the idea of the blue pearl I hate the fact it extends up and beyond the taskbar. Shrink it a bit.
3. Desktop search — While I like the desktop search function, I hate the implementation. They should have gone with something similar to Windows Desktop Search and put it in the taskbar.
4. Driver support — Some of my printers and scanners are unsupported on Windows Vista, a true shame and since Microsoft changed the Device driver model its unlikely to change any time soon as companies wont see any need to update their drivers.
5. Windows Calendar — Even though it is said to be iCal compliant, it isnt. I can go from iCal to Windows Calendar but not vice versa.
6. Application support — Some of my favorite apps like Virus Sheild, yes Cybermagellan this is a hint for YOU, GAIM, Frostwire and Adobe Audition dont work on Vista, GAIM and Frostwire for me refuses to connect.
7. Theme support — Still no support for 3rd party themes. Inexcusable.
8. Price — Yep, very expensive but worth it. I may buy a couple of copies and replace the rest when I replace the PC’s
9. Hardware support — yeah I do wish it would support older hardware, particularly Video and sound cards and printers and scanners.
10. Driver signing — It will be interesting to see how this one works itself out. Whether device driver developers will have to belong to an exclusive club. But its about time Microsoft addressed the security issue.