Pirillo critiques Windows Vista with long lists of mistakes

“I spent a few hours with Windows Vista last night, per Jim Allchin’s request to send him feedback about what I discovered in terms of discrepancies and oversights. I took that task seriously, and stayed up late to compile this far-from-comprehensive list. I sent it to him at 1am, and I hope he doesn’t have a filter that keeps him from seeing it. I realize this list is lengthy, but… these reasons are exactly why I’m afraid Vista won’t be as polished as originally anticipated. I warn you, this list is long – and it’s only going to get longer, the deeper I dive into Vista Beta 2… If you think this list is long, check out my follow-up list of 65 More Windows Vista Mistakes,” Chris Pirillo blogs.

MacDailyNews Note: Chris Pirillo is the founder of Lockergnome. He spent two years hosting the TechTV (now known as G4) television program Call for Help before parting ways from the company. He also hosted the first annual Call-for-Help-a-Thon on TechTV.

Very long list here.
65 More Windows Vista Mistakes here.

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43 Comments

  1. Nitpicking is stupid

    This kind of article is a waste of time.

    It’s much more powerful to post a handful of really solid problems with Vista, than loads of niggly ones (most of which are personal preferences anyway)

    It’s like Prince releasesing a 5CD box set “Crystal Ball”, with some amazing tracks, but mostly fluff. It had no impact! Now if he released just one CD, with the best tracks, it would be labelled as genius album.

    MDN Word “Until”
    Until the end of time.. I’ll be there for you
    You are my heart and mind, I truly adore you.. OS X

  2. Yeah do it more like OS X.


    Ever see the screen animations when you drag a Widget out of the OS X “sidebar” and onto the workspace? Why don’t I get any cool effect in Windows when I do the same thing?

    When I drag and drop widgets around, why don’t they act like the icons OS X’s menu bar – moving the other widgets/icons out of the way as I maneuver around. Visual feedback is necessary here. If you’re trying to do this already, the animation is failing miserably. Feels more like falling off a bike than riding it.

  3. References to OS X in the article:

    “In the first Windows session (Set Up Windows wizard), the machine seemed to be moving rather slowly – which I could only assume was due to the heavy animation in the background (neat, but the next screen proves that it’s just completely out of place from the rest of the setup-before-you-log-in process). Polish, Jim, polish – setting up OS X is a much more aesthetically pleasing experience.”

    “Ever see the screen animations when you drag a Widget out of the OS X “sidebar” and onto the workspace? Why don’t I get any cool effect in Windows when I do the same thing?”

    “When I drag and drop widgets around, why don’t they act like the icons OS X’s menu bar – moving the other widgets/icons out of the way as I maneuver around. Visual feedback is necessary here. If you’re trying to do this already, the animation is failing miserably. Feels more like falling off a bike than riding it.”

    “Wow. Your bubbles screen saver is really lame. Really. Really. Lame.”

    “Ribbons screen saver is rather nifty. Gee, was someone inspired by OS X? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />”

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