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Ballmer Calls Vista "Work in Progress"

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  1. Ravenas

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    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/144773/ballmer_vista_is_a_work_in_progress.html

    Thanks for selling me a $300 OS that's a work in progress! :banghead:
     
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    Yeah, thanks for hyping it up, making it sound almost godly, and then letting us find out that its just XP with some extra stuff and a pretty UI.
    $300 isn't as bad as Adobe expecting $2000 for Photoshop... and they wonder why its pirated so much?
    "A work in progress". Bill Gates will need to put a gag on him, he might reveal other secrets of M$!
     
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    Issue with Photoshops steep prices - one, they targeted at professionals; tha majority of Photoshops capabilities far exceed what the average use will ever have use for. Two, the number of people pirating Photoshop to begin with (and the users of the pirated software that would probably be able to get buy much better using Corel Paint Shop Pro instead), which only drives cost up more.

    Issue with M$ - we pay $75 for the new OS, $25 for compatibility, $50 for ongoing updates; the higher end models pay another $100 for improved compatibility, $25 for improved ongoing updates, and another $50 for the M$ developmental coffers.

    And hope Windows Genuine Advantge doesn't pwn your new OS install after you get it home from market.
     
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    Well, I won't be buying another Windows OS as fast as I did on Vista...I bought it about 6 months after the release (I thought that may be O.K., but I guess not...). Anyhow, I doubt this version of Windows will ever reach a level that XP has...I think people will be glad to see Vista leave.

    I disagree with Ballmer though, he thinks they should make their OSes bigger and bigger, however I think they should condense Vista extremely...
     
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    Last time I checked they were still patching Windows XP so it has been a "work in progress" for 7 years now. Why are you complaining about Vista?
     
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    Hmm? Because I paid good money for something that I expected better of...IF they are going to charge us for a work in progress then charge a preliminary charge...Before SP1, I think Vista was worth 120$ (and I'm talking the ultimate version).
     
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    I like Vista seems to me this is just another quarenteed Vista bashing thread were all the Xp lovers and Vista haters in general will dance over Vista supposid grave.
     
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    Looks to me like, and yes I'm assuming, that you have a prebuilt (which places you out of half the problems that OEM builders have experienced). It's hard for me to even explain my grip with Vista hardware support because you just don't realize the hell I went through (and never actually resolved). Never experienced the problem with XP.

    Picture paying 750$ for a piece of hardware that never becomes properly compatible with Vista after 6 months of use.

    What seems to you like a Vista bashing thread happens to be a reality for me. Think what you want...
     
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    I agree with ya about price then again i live in king ripoff software country were cs3 extended cost 1300 bucks and the average game costs bout 40 bucks more then otha western countries but yeah ultimate should be alot cheaper than what it is.
     
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    Yeah, but it took MS years and years of patches, service packs, updates, fixes to get XP users more content...I think Vista will get more polish, how much...who knows...I used for a while last year (approx 7 months)...and had a semi-bad feeling, but I am on Vista x64 and couldn't be happier with my decision...runs better, and isn't nearly as much of a pain to deal with as I had once remembered.

    I think as-far-as OS sizes...I feel that there should be the Top-end bloated versions, the basic bloat and a tuned-gaming, trimmed down version, sure the coporate ones and all that stuff too...but if they modified their OS for a more enthusiast intent, they may have something going...though not all enthusiasts/gamers want all the goodies turned off..so modulation would be needed or two gamer versions...in the end ya can't make everyone happy...but they can try harder every day and worry less about the bottom line and more about the product if they truly want to make an OS that would be worth our money (yeah...can't really think of a company out there that truly does that tho...).

    :toast:
     
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    You expected better of a brand new OS? You do realize how long it took Windows XP to become worth using, right? It had serious problems all the way up until SP2 came out for it 3 years after it went RTM!
     
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    Lol, I realize that since the day one of XP launch I had zero problems. Still had the memory complaints that everyone talks about, but that's not a real problem.
     
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    You're kidding me? Windows XP was riddled with problems for quite some time. SP1 was supposed to be a giant fix for a lot of the problems it had. It didn't become reliable until SP2 came out for it.

    I remember a Microsoft game (Crimson Skies) wouldn't even work for Windows XP when it was first released. :wtf:
     

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