"My Opinion"1.0 starson 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.