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+ - What Vista Gets Right-> 3

Submitted by Risen888
Risen888 (306092) writes "We've all seen the flamefests and endless dissections of how broken Windows Vista is. Now for something completely different, Scott Granneman of linux-mag.com brings us an interesting look at some areas where Vista excels, and perhaps surpasses modern Linux distros. While he does whip some (if not deceased) geriatric equines such as gaming and fonts, he also raises some interesting ideas, such as ReadyBoost, ease of home networking, Media Center functionality, and the MS iLife-clone apps, including Windows Movie Maker and Windows Photo Gallery (I know, I know, but hear him out, will ya?). An interesting read, although one I disagreed with on several points. Have at it, Slashdotters."
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What Vista Gets Right

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  • I didn't read the article as I didn't wish to register on yet another site. But from your description, I would say it's the same old lame or downright misguiding arguments spouted before. How exactly is Readyboost a win for Vista? Sure it sounds good, but tests show again and again that it does little if anything to improve performance unless you have less then the recommended system specs...in which case you should just buy a stinking stick of memory instead of messing with flash. And moviemaker is nic
  • The feature list you give is pretty weak. If I want to study a good digital media interface, I'll look at Apple and then KDE 4. Home networking is much easier through KDE and this will extend through the digikam, kino, k3b, amarok and other excellent programs. Readyboost is a cruel joke that does not fix a system so burdened with digital restrictions it will always be slower than XP or any other system on the same hardware. Is there anything else in it?

    At someone else has noted, Vista is a failure [slashdot.org] that

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