O and just to join the argument...the key for me, is not to be a fanboy of mac or pc, or linux! I understand why some people like linux, because they totally control, it but I want my os, to do the work for me! For, me mac os 10 is the perfectmix between linux and windows. The software support, and usability and user friendliness of windows, with the security, and speed of linux! And I'm planning on getting an iMac soon, but don't worry I'm not leaving windows and linux! Odds are, ill be running windows in a virtual machine constantly, and linux, too! And ill still have one or two boxes to have linux on so I can do stuff that may get me viruses, because on those boxes it won't be a big deal If I have to reinstall, ubuntu/mandriva or whatever im using.
So I'll leave saying Don't be a fanboy, or a hater, and great wallpaper! haha.
Oh shut the FUCK up, you idiot.
1) You sound like a fucktard saying "windoze". Welcome to 1996.
2) OH NO IT DOESN'T COME WITH A COMPILER? NOR AN AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE DYNO TOOL? WHAT KIND OF PIECE OF CRAP?! Of course it doesn't come with that, you're paying for an operating system, and you should be damn thankful it comes with everyday extras.
3) Yes you so fucking can listen to music, DRM or Non-DRM.
4) Since when is Office incapable of loading or saving previous versions? My copy of Word 2007 has NO PROBLEM opening Word 95 files, and saving in a compatible format.
5) Try actually USING it before you spout retarded bullshit that you overread at your Mac fanboy club.
"Urif: Because you are the very first person to use the phrases "winblows", "windoze", or "micro$oft", you unique flower, you."
yes, i realize this. !care. Point is, he should actually USE Vista first. I have had very few crashes running Vista for the 9 months I've had it. Most were due to the overclock, one or two because some programs crashed so horribly (Half Life 2 when i was fucking with variables) that I preferred just punching the reset button). My PVR has been running Vista Ultima for 5 months nonstop, never shutting down, never slowing down, nothing. And it's not even a powerful system! It's a 1.6GHz Athlon XP, 512MB PC100 sdram.
(sorry for this flame, but felt the need to say a few things)
i wish people finally realize how bad windoze really is. how backwards and how it cripples the mind of the users. vista is the worst windoze ever (and the worst OS ever for that matter) you can't do absolutely anything with it, you pay $400 (or more) for it and you can play music because of the DRM, you can't copy it to another of your own machines because you have to pay for an extra license. you want a good word processor and no.., pay more and get word, which it won't let you open documents saved with its own previous version. you can code your own applications because it comes with no compiler of any language, you canget visual studio but, again pay a gazillion dollars. now for the really funky stuff: security. vista just made it to the market and it already has 248 known security bugs, 128 which are critical and were found in the 1st 36 hours of being out there, which leads me to the next point, you want security? well pay MORE money and get: firewall, antivirus, anti-spyware, user-file-protection (since any user can do anything to anyone's files under windoze), anti-anti-virus since the antivirus program is spying on you...
need i say more?
good luck to all of you... don't come crying when windoze ate your 230 pages thesis for your PhD.
Okay, this is kinda late, but I have to say you're badly misinformed. Vista DOES suck in a lot of ways, but if you're going to hate it then at least do so for the right reasons. First off, Vista does NOT cost $400+. Ultimate edition, the most expensive of the vista family, only costs around $250 to $300. Secondly, there is only ONE previous family of formats that office 2007 will not open, and they are the BETA versions of .formatx (.docx etc). It was clealy stated at the time of the beta releases that this family of formats might be changed for the final release. Also if office is too expensive, there are free alternatives out there - Open Office for example works very well. And as for security, EVERY version of windows has had these problems on initia release. That's why MS release these handy little things called service packs once a year or there abouts. Try running a pre service pack copy of XP with no protection installed online. I garuntee it won't last a day without succumming to at least a dozen viruses.
PS - I'm not a microsoft fanboy. I just can't stand it when people don't get their facts right. Personlly I intend to wait untill I get a new computer. Not because of security since I never trust windows with that, but because I'm waiting for them to fix DirectX 10.
1st, i haven't touched windows is more than 10 years. i simply can't work with it. i grew up in a unix environment. i only had to touch windows at work while coding.
$400 it is: windows basic home edition plus antivirus, plus personal firewall plus plus plus, $400 for a normal user. what do you get for that money? a bloated OS that cripples your media, it is insecure as hell and won't run properly on hardware that is one year old (don't get me started on how much a new computer with the "proper" "drm-compliant" hardware will cost).
i do get my facts right. and just for the sake of this discussion, try opening a word document created with office xp on office 2007, see what happens with the tables and font formatting.
oh the unix man urif. love to hear some of his speechs how bad are the OSes like Win are.
All operating systems have their bad and good things. I can only report it from my view.
The multitasking of Linux is even better than in xp e.g. if you try to open a floppy which is corrupted , the whole windows is keen on open the disk and has no time for other tasks.
On linux I often have to download a huge count of packages and libraries until a application will work e.g. Inkscape needed a lot of packages and after a broken package I needed to reinstall ubuntu caused by broken relations. For windows you have mostly all needed files together.
The best thing would be that we all switch to MSDOS without directx and all the colorfull sites of a GUI ^^.