Vista morass doesn’t matter – it’s a Windows world: deal with it

“In between the howls of outrage over Vista’s dropped features and claims that Microsoft are screwing and disappointing their loyal customers yet again, the Mac and Linux fanboys are rubbing their hands with glee – anticipating a flood of disillusioned Windows users flocking over to the Light. Sorry guys – the disappointment is going to be yours to savour. Microsoft-bashing may still be a popular passtime [sic], and sometimes they certainly do roll over and present a nice soft target,” James Bannan writes for APC Magazine.

“But the thing to remember is that the way in which the vast majority of us use computers is the Microsoft way – Microsoft mentality, Microsoft products, Microsoft technologies,” Bannan writes. “It doesn’t matter who thought of it first, who ripped off who, whose version is better…we are the Microsoft/MSN/Hotmail generation of computer users. And these products are to computer usage what iPods are to portable music – not necessarily the best, but the natural choices. If someone’s a Windows user now, they’re going to stay a Windows user when Vista rolls out. Don’t try and fight it.”

“Windows lets you in, gets you going and gives as much or as little freedom as you want,” Bannan writes. “Windows rules now, and will rule next year too. Attack Vista all you like – it makes for amusing viewing.”

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  1. “You know how Windows works – it’s familiar and comfortable. People want to play games, communicate, have fun.

    They DON’T want to spend an hour trawling through techhead forums searching for that one line of code to get something installed.

    Or buy into a system which looks great, feels great and has all the flexibility of titanium.

    yes , that’w why people choose os-x , dumbass

    sometimes we don’t want to spend all our time ridding our system of viruses or fending off hackers

  2. New analogy:

    Why should I get potty trained, when I can sit here and stew in my own shit all day? Sure, it stinks, it’s uncomfortable, and I have to “re-butt” 6 times a day, but it’s what I’ve always used and I find it hard to believe that fancy iPot over there makes things any better. Why, I heard that the only reason those guys don’t get diaper rash is because hardly anyone uses it. Besides, I like to be able to tweak my diaper, so that is why I use it.

  3. I used to think that PC users stoically tolerated mediocrity, now I think that will also gladly accept inadequacy and incompetence. What a bunch of maroons. Enjoy your Vista experience, fellas.

  4. That’s what everyone though about IBM terminals & main frames, MP3 players of years ago, and also the world was flat.

    One-day (its happening now) people will wakeup want more than a flat world of MS! When this happens MS will have to wakeup and do better (like Apple has been forced to do better to stay alive).


  5. This guy is anti-Apple. He places the iPod into the same class as Windows — “not necessarily the best” — I wonder what defines “the best” for him. Of course, he could be admitting that OS X is better when he said Windows is not the best. I do have to agree with him, though. Most people still and will never be able to open their mind up to alternatives to Windows. They just don’t know better alternatives exist. It is the way it is. I’ve now converted 3 families to Macs and iPods, not necessarily because I wanted them to use Macs, but because it was the better choice in the long term for them. Months and years later and they’re not going back. One person at a time.

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