- It requires too much horsepower. If your computer is less than 2 years old, then you should be fine. The BIOS dates on my three desktop PC's are: 2003 (2.4G Intel laptop currently running SUSE Enterprise Desktop 10.1 and XP Pro), 2002 (1.8G desktop currently running OpenSUSE 10.0), and 1999 (750 MHz PIII desktop running XP Pro) - I'm pretty happy with all three's performance and can't see a reason to upgrade . However, a Macbook Pro 2.16G is about to join my herd, and I will be buying a copy of Vista Ultimate to go on it.
- Currently no software that runs exclusively on Vista, and many current softwares (like iTunes) may have problems on Vista.
- It's too new. Like any OS, the best time to get it is after the 1st service pack comes out.
- No free stuff and no MS Mega-Promotions, just saw a totally disappointing interview of Bill Gates by John Stewart on the Daily Show, after which, Bill hustled out, not sitting and chatting like typical guests. When XP came out, I got as a premium for running out and buying XP on its release day: a 256MB DIMM, an MP3 player, and a cool mouse pad. What gives this time around?
Monday, February 05, 2007
This new Vista thing has my interest - right now, however, it is purely academic, and I can't truthfully say that I've played with it. This will change soon, I'm sure. In the meantime, I'll tell you why I've not run out and bought Vista: