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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.

18 January 2007 Reason #18: It's not cool.

Only losers run Windows today. Anyone who knows anything runs something else. Without exception. And it's not just the 'cool factor': using something better than Windows shows you're smart - and if you're trying to attract the opposite sex, smart is on your side.

You might be a Linux geek and have a really cool system set up - and let's face it: Linux is cool. You might be running Ubuntu or Kubuntu or you might be a real system DIY geek and have Gentoo. Anything like that. It's an eye catcher.

Or you could just go with your corner Apple store fare. Apple laptops are chick magnets - and for girls they work the same way.

Stop into any Internet café or bookstore and hang about with your Apple laptop and watch how people look at you - and come up to you and start talking.

Both Linux and Apple are great ways to socialise.

And what are Windows users supposed to talk about anyway?

'Hey dude did you get hit by that latest worm? Donner? Or Blitzen? Whatever it was called? Hey wasn't that awesome! It knocked out all my user files and I had to reinstall my copy of Windows - which threatened to shut down if I didn't activate again! But I couldn't activate because I'd already done it too many times and so I had to place a call to Redmond - I was in Shanghai at the time checking out this cool rock band - and they kept me on hold for over an hour and then this girl kept giving me a hard time, why do I need to reinstall, did I click on My Computer? You know the kind of talk. Well anyway she flipped a switch or something and now my Windows works again! And my bank's gonna cover most of the money the worm stole.'

'Wow man, yeah that's really cool.'

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