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Windows 7: It is all about perception

27 Apr 2011   #11
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I think what affected Vista was the lack of drivers available at the time it was released, or I should say the lack of cooperation on drivers from hardware manufacturers.

The early reports of hardware problems created an aura of bugginess from which the OS could never recover.

MS did an exemplary job in collecting drivers for the release copy of W7 (and spent a bundle doing it I have read) and I believe that has made all the difference (in perception).
That is absolutely correct. I once read that 65% of the Vista problems originated from drivers.
The other problem was that they sold Vista on 512MB and 1GB machines. I upgraded my first Vista laptop after 2 weeks to 2 GBs and never looked back.
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28 Apr 2011   #12

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Widows Vista was just fine to me. I liked it alot better than XP. XP seems plain now compared to windows vista and windows 7.
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