Windows Vista Updates

They called me crazy when I said that Windows Vista wasn’t ready for prime time. The Windows Vista Performance and Windows Vista Reliability update packs only serve to strengthen my original assertions:

  • When you copy or move a large file, the “estimated time remaining” takes a long time to be calculated and displayed. [This dialog has never worked properly in Windows. It probably still won’t after this “fix.”]
  • When you synchronize an offline file to a server, the offline file is corrupted. [Wasn’t Vista supposed to be more reliable with networks?]
  • Poor memory management performance occurs. [No joke, this is ACTUALLY in the KB]
  • The computer stops responding or restarts unexpectedly when you play video games or perform desktop operations. [So, pretty much – random wacky shit happens with Vista all the time by design.]
  • Visual appearance issues occur when you play graphics-intensive games. [Just what the hell is a graphics-intensive game? Like, Pong?]
  • You experience poor playback quality when you play HD DVD disks or Blu-ray disks on a large monitor. [Windows Vista Ultimate-so-long-as-you-dont-own-ultimate-hardware.]
  • Windows Calendar exits unexpectedly after you create a new appointment, create a new task, and then restart the computer. [So, either stop using the lame-ass iCal knockoff, or stop restarting your computer. Your choice.]
  • The Printer Spooler service stops unexpectedly. [This is Microsoft’s way of helping save the rainforests.]

And these are only SOME of the known bugs, finally patched. And now, I sit back and await the barrage of attacks from those who state that these kinds of bugs are inevitable with every new operating system. On that point, I cannot argue – but I still go on record by saying quite loudly and clearly: Windows Vista is still “beta” in both feel and functionality.

I really want Windows to win – I really want Windows to work.