Wednesday, 31 January 2007

Are You Going Vista?

Vista LogoBill 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.

6 Comments:

At 31/1/07, Blogger weggis said...

thought you might like the graphic

http://another-green-world.blogspot.com/2007/01/vista-no-thanks-greens-gang-up-on.html

 
At 31/1/07, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Yes, a sharp Firefox ad. Did you read the Greens scathing attack on Vista?
http://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/2851

 
At 1/2/07, Blogger weggis said...

Of course!

 
At 1/2/07, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Thought so.
Well, if the UK Green Party is against it, what chance does Bill stand?

 
At 5/2/07, Blogger mike said...

spend £200 on an operating system? only mugs would, surely?

The money would be better spent on:
85 x cans of (dry)cider
4 x disposable cameras
1 x alice in wonderland costume
1 x M&S shirt and tie set
40 x packs of dry-roasted peanuts
40 x packs flamin' hot monstermunch
3 x bottles of (red)wine
1 x 28gram competition frisbee

surely?

 
At 5/2/07, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Looks par for the course. Not sure about the frisbee (I'm currently dogless).
I don't know anyone who would pay £200 for Vista, but PC firms are jumping on the bandwagon like Bill's given them a blank cheque. I found a full page Dell ad in yesterdays's newspaper, with a brochure inside from PC World. They're pushing Vista like it's the best thing since sliced bread. Will the punters bite?

 

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