That's just nonsense. To say that adding the sidebar and pearl button or whatever 'Toys' to XP makes the GUI equal to Vista is shallow. Vista has it's great share of issues that need to be worked out but make no mistake, Aero is a MAJOR gui upgrade.Compiler said:When you think of the TOYS that can be added to XP, including the SIDE-TOOL thingy, then is shows how sloppy (on purpose or accidental) vista really is. They spent all these years getting vista to this point - when a few kids on their own can do the same thing to XP that only eat a few more megabytes - not 11GB of HD space and 2 hours to install.
Thanks for the link MrBrown.
PS: Transparent LOOK as been around for YEARS on Amiga and Linux... without the overhead or requirements for HIGH_END video cards.
What other OS will be able to legally play encrypted HD video disks if they become available?Compiler said:How so? It DOES nothing that APPLE's OS or Linux have been doing for years. Transparancy, animated windows - oh, we've been doing that with Amigas back in the early 90s.
Less than the time it would take to install vista (2hrs) - okay, took about 20mins, I was able to MOD XP to look and feel very much like vista. Give it a while and the TASK-Fliipper tool will be made for XP. And I've been using for years. the free M$ task-switcher tool which shows screen shots of the other application windows.
So in the GUI dept, vista doesn't nothing earth shattering that can't be done on WinXP, Amiga, Mac or Linux. I am aware that HOW vista displays graphics is completely different - but most of vista is wrapped up in DRM and TCP junk.
Howabout this... M$ offers vista without any DRM and it can't play movies.
But a lot of what vista is designed for is to keep linux at bay with its hardware certification process.
PS: The thin buttons of vista blows... XP's are better. I've spent an hour playing with vista... er, uh - it like "who cares" - it does do anything great.
You're fighting an impossible to win fight here bud...and you're quite the pessimist. You've pointed out the obvious negs- bugs, drivers, certification issues. NO KIDDING. There was never an operating system that didn't have those problems when it was this new.Compiler said:Not much to like about vista.
1 - cost way too much
2 - DRM hell
3 - buggy
4 - don't work it hardware which it should - certification issues.
5 - Requires more resources (RAM / HD / TIME) than it should.
How to SKIN in XP - right click on DESKTOP / Properties / Appearence (but M$ was too stupid to add more skins by default).
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