10.31.09

Computer Support Company: Wait Until Vista Service Pack 4 (at Least)

Posted in Microsoft, Vista, Vista 7, Windows at 3:59 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The Meh starts now

Summary: Vista 7 gets called “just Vista with small changes” and RTM is not suitable for use

IN SOME of our latest posts about Vista 7 we showed that it lacked polished and argued that one should wait until SP1 (or later), which is essentially the fourth service pack of Windows Vista. Yes, it’s true. Watch this new review of Vista 7, which comes from a typically pro-Microsoft Web site. It says that Vista 7 is just Vista with “small changes”. Jim Louderback said the same thing. Here is the overview of this honest review:

Windows 7 review: ‘New’ OS is just Vista with small changes

[...]

Cons: No system performance upgrade compared with Vista, still has annoying Vista pop-ups, expensive for somewhat minor enhancements.
Performance: B
Ease of Use: A
Features: A-
Value: C
Price: $319 (for full Ultimate Edition)

Just as people predicted, Vista 7 is too buggy for everyday use (all Microsoft RTMs are) and Syracuse urges not to touch Vista 7 until SP1, if at all. [via]

Users should wait for Microsoft to work out the bugs in Windows 7 before jumping on the new operating system, a Syracuse, N.Y.-based computer support company said today.

“From the calls we’re getting, as well as our own experience in the past with all Microsoft’s operating systems, we’re recommending that people stick with their time-tested OS and wait for the dust to settle,” said Josh Kaplan, president of Rescuecom.

Microsoft will not appreciate this. It’s bad enough as it is.

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