Train wreck: Windows Vista flaw locks up PCs when users try to delete, copy, move files

Apple Store“Windows Vista suffers from a bug that causes many machines to stall while deleting, copying and moving files, a flaw that has provoked consternation in online forums,” Dan Goodin reports for The Register.

Dan Goodin, “According to a thread on Microsoft’s TechNet site, Microsoft has issued a hotfix for the problem, but it has failed to quell the outrage. For one thing, individual users must get Microsoft’s approval before the fix can be downloaded, according to our tipster. And for another, hotfixes are more of a pain to install than patches.”

“‘I simply can not believe that I updated to a new computer and put windows Vista on it to find that it’s not even capable of moving and deleting files in an efficient manner,’ one disaffected user posted in the Microsoft forum. ‘Microsoft must be kidding! The most basic of features that I use all the time is a slow train wreck,'” Goodin reports.

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MacDailyNews Take: Overheard at the weekly Dvorak-Enderle-Thurrott-Kantor coffee klatch, “Well, who the heck would want to delete, copy, or move files anyway? We could just keep getting larger and larger hard drives and save everything! (“Save” works, right?) Oooooh, look, an inefficient 3-D rolodex – almost like a Mac! Shiiiny. Good enough, right? A toast: ‘To Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, whose OS will never be displaced from any market!’ Hear, hear!”

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