I was waiting very patiently for SP1 to be released. And it was really bothering me to continue to use Vista, when it was so messed up (and I'm putting it kindly). Then the 4th of February arrives and Microsoft decides that they can't release it. Which hit me like a slap in the face...! It was the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back".
Now I understand that some of you Vista users aren't like I am. You probably don't have multiple computers, and your computers probably only have one hard drive. This means that you don't have an XP machine to compare your Vista box to, and you won't have some of the expectations that I have concerning "how" your computer performs. But Vista really does perform like a dog. For example: USB transfers are horrible, even after they issued that patch a while back; in a Disk to Disk transfer Vista takes longer to estimate the time for a file transfer, than XP does to copy/move the files; And with networking, even though Vista can handle more stacks and is supposed to have all these advanced features, it's at least 40% slower than a similar XP machine, and some parts just don't work right. Add to this the fact that DX10 doesn't do much special at all, and really just kills hardware sound acceleration. And there are NO good reasons to use Vista, at least IMO.
So now I've reverted to Win XP MCE. I can expect better performance in games. I don't have to upgrade some of my software like Diskkeeper. And I don't have to replace software like Picozip (which the UAC didn't want to let run properly). My networking works as advertised. It even connects concurrently via wired and wireless modes. Decent USB transfers are really nice, and I don't have to use a Thumb Drive for Readyboost. I don't get constantly nagged by the UAC. I guess I was bound to reach this point eventually. All I can say is: I should have never tried Vista
Oh! One last thing: This is for you Microsoft...
For all I care you can take SP1 and collectively take a long walk off a short pier.
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