Vista still isn't worth the trouble

September 19th, 2007 • Posted by Benjamin Morin • Permalink

rebootWe first mentioned it in January and then again in April. Our opinion is still unchanged: Windows Vista still isn't worth the trouble of upgrading. But you still don't have to take our word for it. Joel Spolsky weighs in at his Joel on Software blog…

I've been using Vista on my home laptop since it shipped, and can say with some conviction that nobody should be using it as their primary operating system — it simply has no redeeming merits to overcome the compatibility headaches it causes. Whenever anyone asks, my advice is to stay with Windows XP (and to purchase new systems with XP preinstalled).

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  1. Christine says:

    Easier said than done if you want a new computer. I bought my new Dell a few months ago. The only problem is with Internet Explorer, it freezes up occasionally.

    I have spoken with other non-super-techie people who have vista and they don't have issues with it. Maybe for the super-techie it isn't good enough yet, but for the average Joe, I think it's fine.

  2. Shilo says:

    I feel the same way. I built a new system in February. The OEM version of XP Professional I bought came with a free (well $10 for shipping, but close enough) Business Vista upgrade. It's collecting dust on my shelf and likely will remain there until some title I really want, that is only on Vista, forces me to upgrade.

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