Top 3 Reasons to Skip Vista
Article by George Norman
On 23 Oct 2008
Since its launch back in 2006, Windows Vista has not exactly been the best software product to be put out on the market by Microsoft. There were in fact so many problems with it that the press had a field day. Still, Microsoft would not let such a small thing like bad press get in the way, and pretty much forced the software down the throat of PC users. To this day, loads of people who purchase a computer with Vista installed on it, exercise their right to downgrade to XP.

So let’s get down to the countdown and see what will deter you from installing Vista on your machine:

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Reason 3: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says its okay to do so

56 year old Steve Ballmer has been the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft for 8 years now and has amassed a considerable fortune during all this time. This fortune, which is based on Ballmer’s stock options, has exceeded the billion mark. So I guess he knows what he is talking about.

Reason 2: Vista SP1 is unstable

Microsoft has a tradition when it comes to releasing operating systems that only become stable when SP2 is released. The same thing happened with XP, which has now reached SP3 status. According to Microsoft, Vista SP2 will be launched some time next year, probably in June. In the mean time, if you want a stable OS, stick to XP.

Reason 1: Windows 7

As I have mentioned before, Vista SP2 will be launched in the middle of 2009. The thing is that Windows 7 is scheduled to be released next year as well. So for an XP user that has been waiting for a bug-free version of Windows, it makes no sense to switch to Vista SP2 only to switch to Windows 7 a little while later.

Take the example set by the American state, Maine. State officials have gone ahead and formally announced that they have no interest in Vista and they will stick to XP until Windows 7 comes out.



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