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Why Microsoft must abandon Vista to save itself

"While Vista was originally touted by Microsoft as the operating system saviour we've all been waiting for, it has turned out to be one of the biggest blunders in technology."

"With each passing day, it's becoming blatantly clear that Microsoft released Vista too early and the company's continual mistakes and promises that can't be kept are further annoying the Windows faithful."

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Microsoft Windows' infamous "blue screen of death" has become synonymous with an operating system crash or freeze, but that's nothing compared with what users of pirated copies of Vista worldwide can expect from now -- a black screen of darkness.

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Vista promised a new low-power sleep mode that would save energy yet enable nearly instantaneous resume. Poppy****. The brand-new dual-core system I built a few months ago totters off to sleep but never returns. I have to cold-start it to bring it back. This after replacing virtually every driver inside. It's gotten so bad that I've actually nicknamed it Chip Van Winkle.

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-- Edited by Blobrana at 00:25, 2007-08-21

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Windows Vista Performance and Reliability updates KB938194 and KB938979

Download: KB938194 (x86) | KB938194 (x64)
Download: KB938979 (x86) | KB938979 (x64)

Read more: Knowledge Base Article (KB938194)
Read more: Knowledge Base Article (KB938979)


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Windows Vista's first service pack is arriving on August 14 through Windows Update. It is not known whether the Windows Vista service pack includes security fixes or just updates certain Vista components to improve Vista's performance and compatibility.
The official updates are expected to be available to the general public as a 45-MB download.

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Microsoft has apparently decided to release some updates for Windows Vista x86 and x64 versions to the testers.

Updates are:
Windows6.0-KB938194-x64.msu @ 3.65mb
Windows6.0-KB938194-x86.msu @ 2.13 mb
Windows6.0-KB938979-x64.msu @ 14.15mb
Windows6.0-KB938979-x86.msu @ 9.86m


938979 Vista Performance and Reliability Pack
This update resolves a number of individual issues which may be affecting some computers running Windows Vista. These issues have been reported by customers using the Error Reporting service, product support, or other means. Installing this update will improve the performance and responsiveness for some scenarios and improves reliability of Windows Vista in a variety of scenarios.

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Game developers have little incentive right now to produce games for DX10, as you'd only be able to utilize the DX10 features of the games on systems running Vista with a fairly high-end, newer graphics card. Considering the slow adoption rate of Vista, the plethora of Vista graphics driver problems, and the cost to consumers for worthy DX10 rigs, the sweet spot for game developers is still DX9 games on Windows XP.

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It is time to stop the spread of Vista SP1 misinformation!

Here is the latest official missive on Vista SP1 from Microsoft headquarters:

"There will be a Windows Vista service pack and our current expectation is that a beta will be made available sometime this year. Service packs are part of the traditional software lifecycle theyre something we do for all Microsoft products as part of our commitment to continuous improvement, and providing early test builds is a standard practice that helps us incorporate customer feedback and improve the overall quality of the product."

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Here's why I'm "upgrading" from Windows Vista to Windows XP in a few days. I just flipped on the webcam and started talking - it's all based on a post I made to my personal blog the other day. Are you on Vista? Are you still on XP? What are your plans?



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Boost Your System Speed
Hybrid hard drives, which embed a cache of flash memory inside a hard drive's 3.5-inch shell to improve its performance, aren't on the market yet. But they're just one way Vista uses flash memory; ordinary thumb drives can, cheaply and easily, let your PC read small, random bits of frequently accessed data, a Vista feature called ReadyBoost. Here's the thing: To maximize its efficiency, a ReadyBoost thumb drive should have the same amount of memory as is built into your system. In other words, match your 2GB of RAM with a 2GB flash drive for best performance.

Eliminate That Warning
Windows Vista hates it when you don't use an antivirus program, a firewall, or some other security feature. But if you don't need one part of the built-in security, you also don't need the Security Centre shield icon to pop up constantly in the system tray. Right-click the icon and click Open Security Centre. Then, in Security Centre, click Change the Way Security Centre Alerts Me. You want to select Don't Notify Me and Don't Display the Icon (even though Windows tells you it's "Not Recommended").

Set Affinity
Multitasking is an efficient way to spread resources across multiple CPUsor the multiple cores of a dual-core CPU (or quad-, or octo-, or whatever!). But if you have a single application that consumes a large amount of the system's resources, such as Norton AntiVirus, bypass the multitasking and set it to run exclusively off a single core, potentially improving its efficiency. Bring up the Task Manager, find the resource-hogging process (for Norton, it's called nprotect.exe), right-click it, and select Set Affinity. Then deselect one of the cores, isolating the process and boosting its efficiency.

Gain Speed
Does Vista seem slower than XP to you? A default power setting in the "Power Saver" plan limits the CPU to 50 percent. Open the Power Options control panel and change it to "High Performance" to give it full throttle.

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