Are You Going Vista?
Bill Gates must think Britons are mugs, because he expects us to pay roughly twice the price for Vista that US users will be charged (CLICK)! Even the US prices are exorbitant. He's also making claims for Vista online security - it's main selling point - that experts are challenging (CLICK). Pirated Vista packages are already hitting the market - especially in China - and half of those ripoffs have spyware installed! Now add the fact that most home PC's are too underpowered to run Vista; £1000 will buy you an entry-level system. Vista's copy protection, which allows playback degrading of copyright protected video and audio files, has been described as "the longest suicide note in history" (CLICK). In short, Vista (a "narrow view") looks like a bummer. Okay, there are twerps with more money than sense who rush out and buy the latest thing, just so they can boast they have it, but are there enough for Microsoft? Coxsoft Art will stick with Windows 98 for a bit longer, maybe until Windows Panorama comes along.