March 23, 2007

4 Strong Reasons Why We Should Not Buy Vista

VistaMicrosoft says "The WOW begins now". Apple says "The wow started 5 years back". Do we really need the wow? Is it worth spending for the wow? When we tested it in TechnoPark, we found a few reasons for not switching from XP. Here are the reasons:

1. Extraordinary Resource Requirement:

Vista demands very high system resource requirement. It requires 1 GB RAM and 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor for business users. This is pretty high. There is no justification for this huge requirement given from Microsoft. In the Hardware front, you just need to have latest systems. Your old laptops and desktops are going to work well with Vista.

2. Cost of Migration:

The cost of migration is more than the price of the Operation System itself. What we mean by migration is Installation, testing, software and hardware upgrades. The effort of the entire installation process is not justified.

3. Backward Compatibility:

Microsoft is well known for its Compatibility problems. Vista is not exception for that. It is worse than its senior OS brothers. Business houses are worst hit. Backward compatibility is not well addressed. Device drivers and low level utilities are at the receiving end. Testing is vital before any serious usage.

4. Graphical User Interface:

We are largely used to some of the GUI features of XP. Even though Vista has some cool UI changes, these changes make no sense to us. It looks like the changes in UI have been made for the sake of doing it. Some of the default sizes of the fonts in the Vista themes are undersized. You may need a power glass to read it.


Overall, even though Vista has notable cool features, it is not worth for the price tag. There is no one productivity reason that compels one to buy it. Looks like a Costly Gimmicks.

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