Apple to Vista users: Please give up on Vista

Personally, I’m tired of Apple trying to pass a message to the mass by using the dissatisfaction of a few. I’ve been running Vista for the past 3 months at home, and up to now, the OS has been running without a glitch: no crash, no drivers or software issues. None. A few of my users also have it on their laptop at the office, and once again, I haven’t got a bad word to say about it. Anyways, the following video will show you Apple’s latest attempt to sway disgruntled Vista users to their side.

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32 Responses to Apple to Vista users: Please give up on Vista

  1. I agree. I’ve not had any issues with Vista on my laptop, other than the fact that it hogs a bit more resources than XP…but that is expected.

    I wouldn’t say I’m impressed or unimpressed with Vista, but rather “indifferent” is a better word.

  2. I agree. I've not had any issues with Vista on my laptop, other than the fact that it hogs a bit more resources than XP…but that is expected.

    I wouldn't say I'm impressed or unimpressed with Vista, but rather "indifferent" is a better word.

  3. I’ve had numerous driver problems with Vista (both Home Premium and Ultimate) on my laptop. I have tried five different mice and I cannot get drivers for any of them to load; one of them is even a Vista Certified Microsoft mouse! Forget about using a Logitech USB headset as there are not any drivers available that either.

  4. I've had numerous driver problems with Vista (both Home Premium and Ultimate) on my laptop. I have tried five different mice and I cannot get drivers for any of them to load; one of them is even a Vista Certified Microsoft mouse! Forget about using a Logitech USB headset as there are not any drivers available that either.

  5. I can’t say much about vista, but I agree about the ad. It’s tasteless, shallow attacks. I try to remain neutral in the OS wars, and most of the marketing strategies to make me change are just insulting my intelligence. This one is even worse than the other cool-vs-business apple ads.

  6. I can't say much about vista, but I agree about the ad. It's tasteless, shallow attacks. I try to remain neutral in the OS wars, and most of the marketing strategies to make me change are just insulting my intelligence. This one is even worse than the other cool-vs-business apple ads.

  7. I’ve been using Vista Business x64 on my desktop for a few months now, and I love it. I’ve had no driver issues whatsoever, although running 64-bit means that I’ve had a few program issues here and there.

    My sister, who works in tech support, hates Vista – she claims that it bogs down the laptops that people bring in for repair. I guess that’s fair, though. I wouldn’t want to run it on much less than what I’ve got it on now.

    I tired quickly of the pompous apple ads. They seem more like political ads than anything else: full of slander and lacking in fact.

  8. I've been using Vista Business x64 on my desktop for a few months now, and I love it. I've had no driver issues whatsoever, although running 64-bit means that I've had a few program issues here and there.

    My sister, who works in tech support, hates Vista – she claims that it bogs down the laptops that people bring in for repair. I guess that's fair, though. I wouldn't want to run it on much less than what I've got it on now.

    I tired quickly of the pompous apple ads. They seem more like political ads than anything else: full of slander and lacking in fact.

  9. It’s normal for Apple to show this aggressiveness in their Mac OS X commercial adds. Despite having a lot of momentum right now, they are still the “underdog” compared to Windows’ market share.

    Microsoft has also been aggressive with some of their products like the Zune for instance, which received a free firmware update to match the newer models. If Microsoft were the dominant share holder for Hard-drive based music players, I doubt that would have happened.

    Regarding the software at hand, Vista, I don’t have any major gripes with it, but then again, I don’t have anything good to say about it either. I love the new games that come with it (specially chess and Mahjong) but that’s about it.

    I had some driver issues, but that isn’t (entirely) Microsoft’s fault. I experienced slower gameplay in all of the games I tried, and a slightly slower experience overall with the whole OS. Those things are all normal.

    But it isn’t normal for me to have anything good to say about it other than it’s mini games. I’m a Windows user, but sorry, I expected a bit more after 7 or 5 years of development (depending on when you start counting).

  10. It's normal for Apple to show this aggressiveness in their Mac OS X commercial adds. Despite having a lot of momentum right now, they are still the "underdog" compared to Windows' market share.

    Microsoft has also been aggressive with some of their products like the Zune for instance, which received a free firmware update to match the newer models. If Microsoft were the dominant share holder for Hard-drive based music players, I doubt that would have happened.

    Regarding the software at hand, Vista, I don't have any major gripes with it, but then again, I don't have anything good to say about it either. I love the new games that come with it (specially chess and Mahjong) but that's about it.

    I had some driver issues, but that isn't (entirely) Microsoft's fault. I experienced slower gameplay in all of the games I tried, and a slightly slower experience overall with the whole OS. Those things are all normal.

    But it isn't normal for me to have anything good to say about it other than it's mini games. I'm a Windows user, but sorry, I expected a bit more after 7 or 5 years of development (depending on when you start counting).

  11. First of all, I’m not a Mac user. My sister and me got new computers recently to replace the old crapped out gateway junkster (the old family PC), her box is a Xtech computer with a VIA CPU, 512MB RAM, S3 Unichrome GPU, 80GB HD, CDRW/DVDROM, with Vista Home Basic and mine is a Dell Inspiron 1420n with Core2 Duo, 2GB RAM, Intel GPU, 250GB HD, CDRW/DVDRW, blue color case, with Ubuntu preloaded. Now for all of you who love Vista, just wait for the moment when your “PC’s” begin to do stuff like adding, modding or deleting your documents on it own, in fact I had that sort of thing happen to me on my sisters computer. I was browsing the internet on her box searching something she told me to and decided to grab some wallpapers of Julia Ling (a beautiful asian actress who plays a main role in Studio 60 on the sunset strip) and everytime I tried to download one IE7 would crash (It displayed the Vista’s equivalent of XP’s “We’re sorry but the program crapped out on you” error message), browsing any other site or even grabbing pics of any other actress on that site didn’t cause IE7 to crash, I went to that site on my PC and could download the wallpapers just fine, then as a test I copied some of them to a pendrive and tried to open the pendrive in my sisters computer and bang, Vista formatted the pendrive no questions asked. It really creeped me out that Vista would pull weird stunts on me, and I tell you it’s gonna do the same to you all, sooner or later.

    Peace out and remember kids, with Vista the computer owns you, but with Linux YOU own and master YOUR PC.

  12. First of all, I'm not a Mac user. My sister and me got new computers recently to replace the old crapped out gateway junkster (the old family PC), her box is a Xtech computer with a VIA CPU, 512MB RAM, S3 Unichrome GPU, 80GB HD, CDRW/DVDROM, with Vista Home Basic and mine is a Dell Inspiron 1420n with Core2 Duo, 2GB RAM, Intel GPU, 250GB HD, CDRW/DVDRW, blue color case, with Ubuntu preloaded. Now for all of you who love Vista, just wait for the moment when your "PC's" begin to do stuff like adding, modding or deleting your documents on it own, in fact I had that sort of thing happen to me on my sisters computer. I was browsing the internet on her box searching something she told me to and decided to grab some wallpapers of Julia Ling (a beautiful asian actress who plays a main role in Studio 60 on the sunset strip) and everytime I tried to download one IE7 would crash (It displayed the Vista's equivalent of XP's "We're sorry but the program crapped out on you" error message), browsing any other site or even grabbing pics of any other actress on that site didn't cause IE7 to crash, I went to that site on my PC and could download the wallpapers just fine, then as a test I copied some of them to a pendrive and tried to open the pendrive in my sisters computer and bang, Vista formatted the pendrive no questions asked. It really creeped me out that Vista would pull weird stunts on me, and I tell you it's gonna do the same to you all, sooner or later.

    Peace out and remember kids, with Vista the computer owns you, but with Linux YOU own and master YOUR PC.

  13. I think the whole thing as rather humorous. I don’t take the rivalry very seriously. PC(Windows) still and probably in the foreseeable future dominate the market. Apple will have it’s niche which to me it personable, well designed and built product’s(be it more expensive). Nothing wrong with that. To me the ad’s and indirect potshot at Microsoft. Whether it’s in good taste is a matter of opinion. Doesn’t change anything to me.

  14. I think the whole thing as rather humorous. I don't take the rivalry very seriously. PC(Windows) still and probably in the foreseeable future dominate the market. Apple will have it's niche which to me it personable, well designed and built product's(be it more expensive). Nothing wrong with that. To me the ad's and indirect potshot at Microsoft. Whether it's in good taste is a matter of opinion. Doesn't change anything to me.

  15. I’m running Vista on a monster home system I built for my son and it’s a brilliant operating system. It runs flawlessly, but we didn’t try to put a Ferrari skin on a Kia – we built a strong system with a high-end video card, tons of RAM and a Terabyte SATA HDD.

    That said, don’t think I’m a slave to Microsoft. I’m running Leopard on my 15″ MacBookPro and absolutely love it. One kudos for Apple is that it made my system FASTER, not slower. This is a lesson that Microsoft might want to learn.

    As for Apple’s ads… they’re simply kicking the horse while its down. Microsoft marketing must be one of the worst in the industry and they absolutely fail to build excitement. It’s their arrogance that is going to hurt them in the long run.

    A few years ago, I didn’t have anything Apple in the home. Now I have 2 Shuffles, an AppleTV, a used eMac, and the MacBookPro. Microsoft may want to take note of that!

  16. I'm running Vista on a monster home system I built for my son and it's a brilliant operating system. It runs flawlessly, but we didn't try to put a Ferrari skin on a Kia – we built a strong system with a high-end video card, tons of RAM and a Terabyte SATA HDD.

    That said, don't think I'm a slave to Microsoft. I'm running Leopard on my 15" MacBookPro and absolutely love it. One kudos for Apple is that it made my system FASTER, not slower. This is a lesson that Microsoft might want to learn.

    As for Apple's ads… they're simply kicking the horse while its down. Microsoft marketing must be one of the worst in the industry and they absolutely fail to build excitement. It's their arrogance that is going to hurt them in the long run.

    A few years ago, I didn't have anything Apple in the home. Now I have 2 Shuffles, an AppleTV, a used eMac, and the MacBookPro. Microsoft may want to take note of that!

  17. My sister, who works in tech support, hates Vista – she claims that it bogs down the laptops that people bring in for repair. I guess that’s fair, though. I wouldn’t want to run it on much less than what I’ve got it on now.

  18. My sister, who works in tech support, hates Vista – she claims that it bogs down the laptops that people bring in for repair. I guess that’s fair, though. I wouldn’t want to run it on much less than what I’ve got it on now.

  19. I’ve got a brand new Vista desktop PC. 4Gb RAM, 512mb graphics card, Intel Core 2 Duo processor (stupid fast) and still Vista kills my system. It’s just too hardware hungry and and far too fragile a system. It’s amusing to me that it trys really hard to incorporate features that Macs have had for years and still hasn’t been able to get them right.

    Conversely I just upgraded to Leopard on my Macs (MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, Mac Mini & Macbook, yes, I have a bit of a collection) and Leopard has done everything it was supposed to without causing any problems with the hardware. Couple this with the superior stability of the Mac platform (I’ve never had one crap out on me mid-project no matter what I’ve been doing) and it’s easy to see why people are getting annoyed with Vista.

    My experience with Vista isn’t isolated either, I’ve got a lot of friends who are still on PC systems (3 of whom purchased PCs with Vista installed from the factory) and every single one of them has had problems they never ran into with XP. Sigh. One day I’ll force them to sit down and try a Mac.

    The ads are funny. That’s it. That’s all they are meant to do. It doesn’t show or claim anything that isn’t true and it sure doesn’t overstate the Mac advantages. Hell, they even say nice things about PCs! But there will always be a few who take offense over things like that. I say just enjoy the ads for the funny little skits they are.

  20. I've got a brand new Vista desktop PC. 4Gb RAM, 512mb graphics card, Intel Core 2 Duo processor (stupid fast) and still Vista kills my system. It's just too hardware hungry and and far too fragile a system. It's amusing to me that it trys really hard to incorporate features that Macs have had for years and still hasn't been able to get them right.

    Conversely I just upgraded to Leopard on my Macs (MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, Mac Mini & Macbook, yes, I have a bit of a collection) and Leopard has done everything it was supposed to without causing any problems with the hardware. Couple this with the superior stability of the Mac platform (I've never had one crap out on me mid-project no matter what I've been doing) and it's easy to see why people are getting annoyed with Vista.

    My experience with Vista isn't isolated either, I've got a lot of friends who are still on PC systems (3 of whom purchased PCs with Vista installed from the factory) and every single one of them has had problems they never ran into with XP. Sigh. One day I'll force them to sit down and try a Mac.

    The ads are funny. That's it. That's all they are meant to do. It doesn't show or claim anything that isn't true and it sure doesn't overstate the Mac advantages. Hell, they even say nice things about PCs! But there will always be a few who take offense over things like that. I say just enjoy the ads for the funny little skits they are.

  21. The majority of users who I have found have no problems are the ones which don’t buy from any of the main retailers, dell, pc world etc who fill up the machines with so much crap and bloatware.
    I built my pc and purchased vista home premium to run on it. Stand alone, with no trialware crap, no anti-virus (I installed AVG instead) and it’s not been a problem.
    All the people who have problems are supplied by money hungry, second rate suppliers.

  22. The majority of users who I have found have no problems are the ones which don't buy from any of the main retailers, dell, pc world etc who fill up the machines with so much crap and bloatware.

    I built my pc and purchased vista home premium to run on it. Stand alone, with no trialware crap, no anti-virus (I installed AVG instead) and it's not been a problem.

    All the people who have problems are supplied by money hungry, second rate suppliers.