Windows user spends 30 Days with Windows Vista: ‘It’s a lemon, an unstable operating system’

Apple Store[H] Enthusiast’s Brian Boyko, an avowed Windows user, spent 30 days with Windows Vista and found, “It’s a lemon… Based on my personal experiences with Vista over a 30 day period, I found it to be a dangerously unstable operating system, which has caused me to lose data. The 64-bit version is slightly better (which, frankly, surprised the hell out of us and makes us wonder if Microsoft didn’t make a mistake in choosing to only distribute Home Premium 32-bit in the retail channel), but it still has stability problems.”

Boyko writes, “Any consideration of the fine details comes in second to that one inescapable conclusion. This is an unstable operating system.”

“I can see what Microsoft was trying to do, but it may be that keeping Windows backwards compatible and making it more secure, all while trying to keep the OS stable may be an impossible task. I don’t know if Vista will be improved with the next service pack, but the problems I found seem to stem not from flaws in code, but flaws in design,” Boyko writes.

Boyko writes, “I really did want to like Vista. Yes, it is possible to enjoy both Windows and Linux – but unfortunately this product is unfit for any user. I still intend to keep a Windows XP partition on my computer for gaming and some multimedia editing, but as of the time of this publication, I have removed Vista entirely.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Scott” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: Let’s see, is “It’s a lemon, an unstable operating system, unfit for any user” better or worse than “Five years for a chrome-plated turd?”

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46 Comments

  1. Another shining review. On a practicality standpoint, don’t consumers (as well as government entities) get upset and files massive amounts of charges against companies that release products that are unsafe and/or do not work to specification? Aren’t these companies required to perform a recall?

    The point is, it is seriously dangerous that M$ is allowed to do this at all. Their “products”, so called, should have been canned years ago.

  2. I haven’t noticed any stability issues in Vista. I’d say that it’s far superior to Windows XP in every way, with the exception of 3D game performance. I’m honestly not sure what people are doing to make Vista so unstable. It ran fine on my MacBook Pro, even with the somewhat limited Boot Camp 1.1 drivers designed for XP.

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