...But when the argument comes down to "Vista is dumb because you need a good video card!" then I get frustrated. Shut up and enjoy XP if you can't afford a video card.
Vista is dumb because you need a good video card.
There. I said it and I meant it.
Why? Because your operating system
shouldn't be demanding a top-of-the-line video card, or another gig of memory, just to run. Demanding that sort of thing is what your applications
The job of an operating system is to shut the hell up and run what you ask it to run. Not to be all flashy and "cool", and hog half your RAM and tax a sub-perfect GPU.
I most certainly can afford a video card, and yet last month, when I bought my brand-new loaded Alienware desktop, I ordered it with XP. If they wouldn't have offered that as an option, I would not
have bought it.
What you say about shutting up and enjoying XP is all fine and dandy, as long as people are allowed to, which is not how Microsoft operates.
It's nearly impossible to buy a new computer from any major brand that doesn't force you to buy Vista. That's not choice.
Microsoft plans to completely halt sales of XP as of June 30, 2008. That's not choice.
I agree, choice is fine. Too bad Microsoft doesn't agree with us.