Vista Woes

Despite being one of those annoying early adopters of new technologies I have remained steadfastly anti Microsoft’s Vista operating system.

Clearly I’m not alone…….

Even CNet’s Digital Home blog offers advice as to “Why Microsoft must abandon Vista to save itself”.
“it has turned out to be one of the biggest blunders in technology. With a host of issues that are inexcusable….”
More at CNET blogs >>

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), offers no dramatic interface changes, nor does it add new features to the operating system. Instead SP1 focuses on improving performance, reliability and application compatibility.  Microsoft plans to release the final version of SP1 early of 2008.

So if you’ve got Vista and wish you hadn’t then here’s a handy article (I can’t vouch for what might happen if you follow these instructions so if you do it it’s at your own risk!)
Giving up on Vista? Here’s how to downgrade to XP

Microsoft extends Windows XP’s stay
“Large PC manufacturers were slated to have to stop selling XP after January 31, 2008. However, they have successfully lobbied Microsoft to allow them to continue selling PCs with all flavors of Windows XP preloaded until June 30, a further five months. Microsoft also plans to keep XP on retail shelves longer and will allow computer makers in emerging markets to build machines with Windows XP Starter Edition until June 2010.”
More at CNet Asia>>

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