Friday, June 26, 2009

I’m back, dealing with Windows Headaches

First, I am the type of computer user that I want a decent experience with my OS, the OS is key and always the forefront of any computer. That’s why I used XP for so long, it had it’s faults, but I’ve been able to handle them with a decent amount of patience. Well, my experience with Windows XP has been soured by nVidia’s lack of intelligent driver support for the OS. It’s terrible, random black screens, completely broken game support, and so on. Now I find myself on the latest RTM release of Windows, which unfortunately is Vista.

Where do I start with Vista. Wow, it is quite possibly the most broken release of Windows I have ever seen, and this is coming from a person who has used Windows Me for a solid three years straight. Broken icons, broken networking, broken game support, and random crashes. Also the fact that I’m dealing with a failing cable modem, and a failing cable ISP. (Comcast)

All I want is an OS that works, an OS that actually OPERATES! Is it too much to ask to have a decent experience with my PC? What do I have to do? Go to Linux in order to have an OS that I can use? Linux isn’t the greatest OS either, and offers a worse experience than Vista, with laggy graphical support for my video card, laggy disk access, random breaks, interface inconsistencies.

At this point I’m probably going to have to start saving up for a Mac, as it appears that I am simply too demanding of my computer, and Windows is a failure of an operating system.