I usually tend to lean counter-trend to pop culture, even now as I slip into my 41st year of life. But I was an early adopter of Windows 95-98 SE, I actually wandered out to Fry’s at midnight to get Windows XP, and was one of the first in my “tech-group” to acquire Windows Vista.
Each OS has caused a variety of headache’s, growing pains really, but in reality each move (except for Windows ME) was a move in the right direction from the previous OS. This even includes Windows Vista, for me. There were a few “issues” of course (see “Is Vista Really All That Bad“), mostly dealing with driver instabilities, but overall I have been quite happy with Vista. It’s not going to solve the energy crisis, find a miracle cure for cancer, or end world hunger. It’s an OS for my computer. It does what it is supposed to do; allow me to get the things I need to get done, done.
With Bill Gates retirement, Gizmodo has listed their Ten Reasons Why Vista Isn’t That Bad.
This may be counterintuitive, seeing as our guy who defended Windows doesn’t even like Vista, but I’ve used Mac OS X and Vista side by side and simultaneously for over a year (and before that, Mac and XP) thanks to the dual-computer-controlling app Synergy. Here’s why Vista’s not that bad: