Businesses Could Skip Vista; XP Remains Biggest Competitor

The largest opponent to Windows Vista in the business market is not Leopard. Nor does its name contain “Hat.” There is no “U” nor “K” in its name. The name is Windows XP, and it is a large force in the enterprise market. Businesses have spent years now standardizing on Windows XP (some places still even use Windows 2000). The hardware and software incompatibilities introduced in Windows Vista, coupled with its enormous hardware requirements (2 GB minimum recommended RAM and so forth) are hampering business adoption, and causing many companies to abandon deployment plans they made before Vista’s release. XP…

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Yes, Windows Vista Still Sucks

As I’ve posted quite frequently, Windows Vista is worse than Windows 98, just with better graphics. Steve Bass at PC World pointed out this amusing video in his latest column, and I found it so funny I just had to share it. Yes, I know I’m using a player you’ve never seen before (blip.tv), but the version I found on YouTube had a bunch of annoying stuff at the beginning, totally unrelated to the original video. So, there you have it: Windows Vista has “more holes than a sponge” and will sink your computer (and your morale) like cement. 🙂…

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Incompatibilities Still Affecting Windows Vista

Windows Vista was released nine months ago (at the end of the month), but is still plagued by incompatibilities in both hardware and software. Printers, bookkeeping programs, photo editors… You name the category, there’s at least one product that claims to support Vista but doesn’t. And that doesn’t include the devices and programs that don’t support Vista at all. Part of the problem is companies’ reluctance to support a product for a nanosecond longer than they have to. Another piece involves the decreasing time-to-live of the average product revision, or model. New models and upgraded versions of existing products are…

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