MS Vista on ‘Top Ten Terrible Tech Products’ list

| November 26, 2007

CNet in the UK picked Vista as one of its ‘Top Ten Terrible Tech Products‘ — and the products on this list stretch back many years:

Any operating system that provokes a campaign for its predecessor’s reintroduction deserves to be classed as terrible technology. Any operating system that quietly has a downgrade-to- previous-edition option introduced for PC makers deserves to be classed as terrible technology. Any operating system that takes six years of development but is instantly hated by hordes of PC professionals and enthusiasts deserves to be classed as terrible technology.

Here’s how dead on these comments are: I’m in the market for one or two new computers (including possibly a new laptop), but I will not buy anything that comes with Vista pre-installed. At this point, I will likely delay any purchase until I can afford higher-end Apple hardware and set up dual-boot systems with WinXP (which I have several legal copies of).

I suspect I’m not the only one who feels that way.  Hat tip to Slashdot.  ..bruce w..

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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