Vista Biggest Tech Disappointment of 2007

PC World royally screwed Windows Vista the other day slamming the operating system as the biggest tech disappointment of 2007.

PC World Contributing Editor Dan Tynan writes:

Five years in the making and this is the best Microsoft could do?

It’s not that Vista is awful….

It’s just that Vista isn’t all that good. Many of the innovations the operating system was supposed to bring–like more efficient file and communications systems–got tossed overboard as Microsoft struggled to get the OS out the door, some three years after it was first promised. Despite its hefty hardware requirements, Vista is slower than XP.

…No wonder so many users are clinging to XP like shipwrecked sailors to a life raft, while others who made the upgrade are switching back.

Other technology products/services that made it to the PC World 2007 disappointments list include Amazon Unbox, Office 2007, Microsoft Zune, Municipal Wi-Max and Apple’s Leopard OS 10.5.

We’ve been using Windows Vista Home Premium on a cheap Acer system with 1GB RAM for the last four or five months and haven’t encountered any serious issues so far. On the other hand, we haven’t seen any remarkable enhancements over Win XP either.

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