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Vista SUCKS!!!-Part 2

This is the second part of the article “Vista SUCKS!!!”.
Actually, this article was born due to an event following the event mentioned in the previous article.

When I tried to install Windows XP in the laptop. I encountered yet another problem. The Windows XP didn’t detect my hard-disk. I was so amazed. I had never seen such a case in my life. Then, I knew XP had a solution for this. It could load third-party drivers at the start of the installation. So I tried it. I pressed F6 and a message was displayed allowing me to install the drivers or continue with the installation without the driver. I chose to install the driver and a screen popped out. The new screen left me speechless. It said “Please insert the disk labeled Manufacturer-supplied hardware support disk into drive A: *Press Enter when ready”. Now, where on earth would I get a floppy drive for my laptop?

Then I thought“XP also SUCKS”. Actually, “Microsoft SUCKS”

I googled about it and found out that it was not just my problem. I found a solution for this problem too(there is no problem unsolved as long as Google is there)
The solution was to slipstream the drivers into the XP installation media. We had an application named “nLite” for this. It’s a really cool software. You can customize your XP installation.
I slipstreamed the driver into my XP installation CD and booted the laptop with the new installation disc. And, BRAVO!!!! It worked.

Thanks to nLite and thanks to Google.

I tried Ubuntu on this laptop and there was no problem with any hardware.

Finally, Long Live Linux.    Long Live Ubuntu

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Vista SUCKS!!!

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,  2 GB  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!!!!!!!

http://www.badvista.org/