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29 Reasons to Not Get Vista

Microsoft Windows Vista hits (assaults) consumers on 30 January 2007. Starting with New Years Day that gives you twenty nine days to think about the big mistake you're about to make.

Every day of January 2007 until Microsoft Windows Vista is released you can read yet another good reason why it's not a good idea to get it.

6 January 2007 Reason #6: It's Annoying.

Face it: even though you're the one hurt by Microsoft's hopeless security situation, you will pay for Microsoft's troubles. They surely won't.

Instead of gutting what amounts to a nonexistent fundament in Windows and giving you something better they keep selling you the same pig in a poke time after time.

What's the big deal? That's easy.

Yes, it is possible for Microsoft to come out with a secure platform like all the others, but to do would would mean breaking millions of software titles worldwide.

Now you'd assume that everybody wants a secure system and a secure Internet, right?

Wrong. What they want is fast money. They don't care if you're insecure, if you get robbed, if whatever happens to you - they want to keep on selling their shite and they want you to keep on giving them money for it.

Yes, they could remake their software - at a relatively minimal effort to boot - but they just don't want to. None of them do. Not Microsoft, not the third party software vendors, none of them want it.

And how do you pay? Exploits of course. Spam. Attacks on your system. A wild and crazy Internet where most traffic is evil such from infected Windows computers, but there's more.

Now with Vista Microsoft are going to have something called 'Secure Desktop'. You're going to have to see it to believe it. Talk about pathetic.

Anytime anything can even in theory go wrong with your computer (which when it's running Windows is several times a second at least in theory) they're going to go and freeze your computer screen and ask you some pretty tough questions.

Right in the middle of writing a word processing document. Or balancing your credit card payments. Or whatever. BOOM! And your screen goes dark and this popup comes up in the middle looking more ominous than anything you've ever seen.

It's like that seldom seen popup they have that they use to tell you that yet another virus has just run over your entire system and you're going to have to wipe (and scour and scrub) your hard drive and reinstall everything. They're so lame they can't protect you from unwashed Russians in their underwear, but they can sure make your life miserable.

And it's the same thing here. You're going to be prompted so incessantly you'll want to scream. Microsoft suspect another security breach. Martial law at Gateway. Please answer the following question. How you answer doesn't help - you're toast anyway.

That's what you're going to do. After you give Bill Gates your hard earned money. You're going to sit and answer prompt after prompt from his silly operating system until you go totally freaking insane.

You're going to pay. Vista will take its pound of flesh.

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