Windows Vista Annoyances

by Joey deVilla on December 18, 2007

Cover of the book “Windows Vista Annoyances”

I just got an announcement from the folks at O’Reilly about their new book, Windows Vista Annoyances. I thought to myself, “Well, that’s good for 500 pages of material”. Then I checked the page count: 664. Heh.

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1 Jeff Atwood December 19, 2007 at 1:14 am

If you ever find an OS and computer system that *isn’t* annoying, let us know.

The last one I’ve encountered is my sadly deprecated Tivo, or perhaps the Playstation 2. Those aren’t even computers. And they’re still /kind/ of annoying.

2 Joey deVilla December 19, 2007 at 2:19 am

@Jeff Atwood: Oh, they’re all annoying, all right, in their own special ways.

I think that OSes and their variants are like musical instruments: you can make some rational arguments about the pros and cons of each, but there’s a less rational “feel” aspect as well. I’ve always been of the opinion that you’ve hit the sweet spot if you can find the OS that meets your needs, both in terms of functionality and feel.

I’ve got XP on a desktop and Vista on a laptop, and I find myself using XP more often because it annoys me way less — it feels less sluggish, especially after waking up, and it never “forgets” about the Wifi connection the way Vista does half the time.

3 tbit December 20, 2007 at 4:10 pm

i am one of those recently “new to the mac” kind of people and i have had my share of annoyances. but that list is a waste of thought as it’s only a “why macs should do things like windows” list. as for vista, we shall see how annoying it is after i install it tonight on the other partition on my macbook ;)

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