Pros It has feature which allows you to zoom out of all your windows, and scroll through them, a small window appears when tabbing allowing you to see whats in them all,
Cons Need a new (expensive) monitor for the OS, need 4GB memory (RAM, not HD), expensive, not too many other good features worth paying the extra money for
Summary I think it is practically useless to waste all this money on a new operating system when we are already given a pretty good OS atm (XP. I advise people to lay off this OS until first few months where major bugs are fixed, prices go down, and we know the whole truth about the OS
"My Opinion"on by erikkendall
Pros Pretty New Interface w/Extras
Cons None of the new features we were promised.
Summary Okay I see a lot of people saying "how can you rate Vista without using it." I agree to a point, however I am a Windows user since 3.1 and I have gone thru all the upgrades since then. Microsoft (MS) has been promising the public so many things since then. We look at all the PC news sites that give the reviews of the betas. We await the release and buy the newest version all because we were promised something. We were promised stability, security. We were promised that a certain version would not be DOS based, and that did not come til 1-2 (possibly 3) versions later when XP was released. We were promised some great things with Longhorn (now known as Vista) such as WinFS, Indigo and Avalon. Mostly all the PC news websites that I have read say that none of the 3 will be included with Vista. To many times PC users have stuck around because of promises, only to be let down by MS because they can't deliver. What they do deliver is a prettier version of Windows with more code, that they say is different, that requires more power and memory. Apple is gaining ground with some innovations, such as it's Spotlight search engine, just to name one. I think it's about time that MS steps up to the plate and delivers what it needs to be #1. It needs to bring out something innovative instead of copying something someone else has already done. I have already decided that if MS doesn't do this soon, I will be switching to an OSX Intel machine when they become available. I know am not the only one cause they are the buzz right now. I have already switched to Firefox for my browser. One more switch won’t hurt and it will be easy because that is something I can do when I buy my next computer. Microsoft.... the ball is in your court.
Pros Looks Ok for home multi-media use
Cons No compelling reason to upgrade
Summary Vista might be interesting for serious media geeks. It offers nothing I need at home. There is certainly no compelling business reason to think about Vista. All it adds is cost - hardware, re-training users, and a bunch of useless security glitter that no one in his right mind would trust. Ending all support for XP is the only way MS can hope to make this white elephant ubiqitous. And that will just push more businesses (and me) into Linux desktops.
MS had its day in the sun. CNET, its online and print competitors, and a few Windows fanboys are the only ones left hanging on Bill Gates' every word. The rest of the world merely tolerates MS and its massive marketing (not technical) innovations.
Pros WOW A New Version of Windows!!!
Cons It's not here yet !!!
Summary Come'on you know you'll get it, It's the New Version of Windows!!!You won't be able to play the latest games and see all the neat stuff MS is going to put in as "features" without it. They put a lot of hard work into it. Finally no more patches!! This one's it folks. Secure computing on a windows box.Don't be buying a Mac or go to Linux because you can't install most software off the shelves of Best Buy. So be a loyal consumer and get Windows Vista. Heck I bought Windows ME full version and I was Happy. Xp is awsome too. It's what I'm using. I collect versions of windows so it's ok the more the merrier.
Pros I like they way Microsoft is adding popular add-ons.
Cons Concerned with OS bloat
Summary I think, based on what I've read in this review and others, that Microsoft is paying attn to what others are doing that users like. Sounds like a good policy to me! I like that they are centralizing many add-on programs (spyware blocking, firewalls, etc) into one core OS. This would eliminate software conflicts with those types of programs (and I've had a LOT of them with spyware/adware blocking apps), and also not force the user to spend more money for them.
I think the majority of the people who give bad scores to reviews like these are just trying to be "cool" and join in the Microsoft bashing. Most (not all, mind you) barely know the difference between hardware and software but still like to jump on the "down with Microsoft" bandwagon. Without Microsoft we wouldn't be here at this level of personal computing, and low cost PCs, like we are today.
Three cheers for Bill Gates! By the way, he's the head of the single most generous charity on the planet...yeah, we SHOULD hate him (that's called sarcasm).