Pros Its windows, everything works
Cons Expensive, annoying licensing scheme, too many bashers
Summary Ok, first I want the Mac users to tell me why Mac OS is easier to use? To me it seems no more useful than windows. Also, everyone complains that MS copies, but so does everyone else. Where do you think apple got the idea for the ipod? They didn't come up with it themselves, thats for sure. For that matter, who came up with BIOS that ties the PC together? IBM, yet everyone copied that and no one is crying about that. Also, Mac OS is in reality a slow enterprise system. Vista has some pretty impressive technology. Another great microsoft feature is that in windows there is much more control over the OS than Mac OS.
Pros Lots of new features on the way
Cons Well, I can't really say since ITS NOT OUT YET!
Summary OK, people REALLY need to stop bashing products on C|Net before the product is even released! Its annoying how people just imply that they won't like it. Really, you people need to wait until you've reviewed the real thing before writing a review. I am giving it a "10" just to make up for at least one person who ahs given it a "1" withought actually using it(and no, beta 1 does NOT count; its a beta!).
"Good stuff!"on by ruykava
Pros virtual folders, security, "breadcrumbs view"
Cons will take some getting used to interface changes
Summary finally, a fully up to date Windows OS. breadcrumbs view of folders is something really useful: you can see all the way to the root folder from your current folder, and navigate to any folder or subfolder all the way to the root with only two clicks -- sounds complicated, but a doodle to use.
virtual folders is awesome as well. this might be the first time i actually let Windows do the organising for me. And it's great that one can use the task pane to change criteria on the fly (seeing only files of particular types, or particular date ranges, etc).
As for charges of copying: well, everyone copies the best features of everyone else. Mac OS X has its fair share of ideas from Windows and other programs as well. Task-based Control Panel, for example. And Search has been around on the Microsoft side since MSN Desktop Search.
And surprisingly, it seems to be a very speedy performer as well. From what I can see, it's at least as fast as XP on the same machine. Very optimised.
Of course, this is just Beta 1, so it'd be interesting to see what new things will come up in Beta 2 -- THAT would really be something worth testing out!
"From A Mac User"on by daplacidone
Pros Visually Appealing, New features, desktop search
Cons No New File System
Summary I am a mac user that hates wining mac users that hate everything microsoft... Quit wining and use your mac already.
If this os is not a resource hog i might convert back... stabilty aside most mac apps are not as good as the same ones built for pc.......never leave mac altogether but might make me get a high powered laptop cheaper than a powerbook
It looks nothing like tiger
Pros Slick new interface, actual picture of the file for icons, improved search capabilities
Cons Unoriginal, No new File System, Name (Yuck),
Summary I've used both Vista (Beta) and Mac OS X Tiger. Let me first say that I'm a windows user who switched to Mac. I always really liked MS and Windows, but security threats and poor OS performance convinced me to switch to Mac. To tell you the truth I'm much happier using a Mac (Easer to use, faster, more responsive, smaller footprint). Also, I'm not going to compare Vista to Tiger, because they aren't meant to compete with one another. Leopard will compete with Vista. The only thing I'll say is that by the time MS gets Vista shipping Mac users will be moving on to the next level. With every Mac OS X upgrade huge improvements were maid. Leopard will be no exception, and I believe it will blow Vista out of the water.
Let me first tell you what I really like about Vista. The new interface is much better than anything they have had before. You actually see the file instead of an icon in explorer. This is a big time saver and much smarter than using a resource file for the job. The search feature is much better.
Now for the bad. Nothing in Vista looks original. They copied many interface designs from Apple. The search interface is a feeble attempt to copy Spotlight?s interface. No new File System! They really messed up on this one. Longhorn was going to be amazing cuz of the new file system. Now that it has been pulled you can expect XP's flaws to plague you in Vista. If the File System is the same, the OS will have to run extremely similar to the way XP runs. Now about the name. Vista? What were they thinking? This just sounds cold and uninviting and more importantly un-cool. Lets face it cool is the name of the game.
Have to wait to see if Vista really is a better OS than XP when it ships. By then I'll be running my copy on my Intel Mac. Who says you can't have it all?