Recently I have seen couple of articles on the web about how user unfriendly is Windows Vista. This is what provoked me to write about it here. I don't agree with that and that's why I will not provide links to them cause I don't want to increase their Page Rank :)
Now most of these articles are written by journalists that are computer educated people that I don't think are the most common user type that this OS is used by. This doesn't make their opinion absolute. As said they have the knowledge and they probably are the most OS-behavior-sensitive user group that require some attention. So I just wanted to share my thoughts about these passionate negative reviews.
What makes me impression is how these people are used to Windows XP. They always compare feature by feature the new Vista with the "good" old XP. They sometimes compare it with some other Linux like OSes that by default are better than Windows :). Well I think this is the most bad approach to evaluate a new OS. There are many complaints that many things are different in the look and feel, in the behavior, in the minimum hardware requirement etc. While I agree that many of these little things count this doesn't make Windows Vista unfriendly. In fact when writing about it at least write why the user needs to move as quickly as possible to the new OS. All these different things that are bellow the fancy UI (Security, File System, Stability, Performance) makes the new OS the future and there is no going back. I will not go into more details since this will become another useless post about the old versus the new. What I will say is The Queen is dead... long live the King. Change and adopt. That's life.
So let me share some very "unfriendly" thinks about Windows Vista.
What I found yesterday is a nice information regarding daylight savings. .
Also I am able to add two additional clocks so I am able to track all the Webcasts that I am going to hook up to. And if you don't know it you can click on the month title and "ride the century" to find a specific date
How user unfriendly is that!