Let me share some of the gems that I found in my reading.
- An experienced MS-NBC reviewer,
for example, said “Installing Vista Beta 2 was one of the worst
operating system experiences that I’ve ever encountered.”
- …that Vista doesn’t do well with Wi-Fi networking.
- To really do anything with Aero
Glass, Microsoft says you’ll need a DirectX 9-compliant 3D 128-MB video
card that supports Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware and includes (WDDM
(Windows Device Driver Model) driver. Practically speaking, that means
you’ll need a 2006-vintage 3D graphics card.
- As unbelievable as it might seem,
OpenSUSE actually seems to support more hardware than Vista does at
this stage in its development. Linux having more hardware support than
Windows — who says we don’t live in a time of miracles?!
- In the U.S. low-end edition of Vista, Vista Home Basic, for example, you can’t burn DVDs.
Although I’m an Ubuntu user I would use SUSE if Ubuntu weren’t an option. Of all the distros I’ve tried it is near the top of my list! Despite a lot of us using different distros I’m sure we can agree on one thing. Vista will suck.