To be clear, I am not anti-Microsoft nor pro-Apple. I am anti-bad products, and pro-good ones.
Mark my words, Vista will go down in history as a bigger debaucle than Windows Millenium Edition – not because it’s technically worse, but because it’s 7 years later and they should have known better. Details to substantiate the title of this post are here. Microsoft has handed market opportunity to Apple on a silver platter. I was absolutely fine with XP, and still consider it my favorite OS to-date, but if you are forced with a new computer buying decision, either find a PC that can get XP support, or pick up a Mac.
Don’t forget – don’t buy the Sony Vaio SZ-460N (now, 3 months later, the Sony Vaio SZ-470N), as it is a terrible laptop with terrible support from Sony.
ps – I am sorry to my friends at Microsoft, I’m sure this is a rough time for many of you. Hopefully messages like these make their way up the food chain to enough people to make sure you don’t ship anything else like this in the future.
pps – for those of you at Microsoft who were responsible for this mess, I hope you are paying a lot of attention, and not writing off these complaints as from some minority population. You’ve made a huge mistake. My wife doesn’t like Vista on my laptop (that Vaio SZ-460N, you remember, the $2500 piece of junk that gets outperformed by my $1100 MacBook?), nor does my mother like Vista on her new Dell laptop. It’s a big stinking mess, and you should be out with brooms and mops cleaning it up, whatever it takes.