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+ - 10 reasons not to get Vista

Submitted by BillGatesInABikini
BillGatesInABikini (666) writes "APC Magazine has an interesting counterpoint [http://www.apcmag.com/5049/10_reasons_not_to_get_ vista] to the hype leading up to Vista's consumer launch — reasons to not get Vista. Most of the points will be familiar to the /. crowd, but it's a good summary of the key issues for those unaware, and includes some being down played by Microsoft. Interestingly, it looks like Aussies are going to pay through the nose for it too."
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Journal: Why "C:\Program Files\" ?!? 2

Journal by ChezWhiz
I've always installed software to the default location authored by the vendor, usually somewhere under "c:\Program Files\". Most installation software vendors (InstallShield, Wise, etc.) tout that location as an "industry standard best practice" for installing software on Windows systems and point to Microsoft's Application Development Guidelines. Now I'm working on the next release of some software that has been installed to a folder on the root of the hard drive for 25 years (that's not a ty

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