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Slides prepared by Dipesh Gautam
Thanks to my dear friend Sachit for providing the slides.
The latest release of every thing is supposed to be better, but Microsoft has proven itself to be an exception.
It released its new Operating System “Vista” which is far worse than it’s previous version “XP”.
Vista was released about 18 months ago. As my system didn’t support Vista(it demanded a real high specification), I didn’t think of upgrading and I didn’t want to use it either. I hadn’t used Vista much until recently when I brought a laptop from one of my friends. The laptop was with me for a few days and unfortunately it had a pre-installed Vista. I was compelled to work on Vista.
The laptop was really good. It had 2 X 2.00 GHz processor,Â 2 GBÂ of RAM. It met all the requirements for Vista to work(actually, it crossed the requirements). So, I thought of giving Vista a try, may be Vista was real good in a system like this. BUT, I was horrified at my experience.
I had problems running applications. When I tried to watch a video, the video stuck as if I was streaming it over the Internet.
It has a feature called “Digital Rights Management (DRM)” which controls the applications that I use. It doesn’t allow me to use my computer as I like. Why can’t I use the applications that I want?
It sure has some better designs but what’s the use of designs if you can’t work easily. The new start menu makes it difficult(at least for me) to find programs.
Now, the thing that made me post this article.
I was going through the control panel(which is really messy). I got to the User Accounts page and then thought of changing my password. I changed the password to a word in Nepali Unicode(thank god, the Nepali language input worked on Vista). I successfully changed the password and continued working on other things. After finishing my work, I shut down the laptop and went for a walk with my friends.
When I returned home and booted the laptop. I came to the login screen. I remembered that I had changed the password so I instinctively pressed the shortcuts for switching between the input languages and typed my password. ALAS! Vista says the password isn’t correct. I tried it again and again it failed. Then, I looked for the icon which displayed the language code that I have been using, but couldn’t find any. I was so pissed off. I was so angry with Vista. It allowed me to change the password in another language but doesn’t allow me to type it in the login screen. It left me no options than to install a fresh copy of another operating system. I got my Windows XP CD and started installing it to another partition.
From that day onwards, I swore to myself that I am never going to install Vista on my computer. Windows XP was better than Windows Vista and far better than that is our very own UBUNTU.
Say no to VISTA and start using UBUNTU
With Ubuntu, you get more than that you get in Vista for absolutely FREE!!!!!!!