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For the same reason people keep badmouthing ATI drivers even though the serious issues were fixed around the days of the Radeon 8500 which was a decade ago and have since been acquired by AMD and gone through the name change and are no longer ATI - people just don't have a tendency to forgive/forget

Basically Vista had some problems early in its life span (the biggest headaches of which were actually caused by 3rd parties like Intel and nVidia) and thus people immediately wrote it off as a failure even though most of its shortcomings weren't its fault.

Microsoft wisely decided to go ahead and release Win 7 and make more money instead because people would buy it up because it has a new name and thus the promise of a fresh start with the promise of everything being hunky-dory even though Vista after service packs is practically Windows 7.
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Vista feels noticeably slower on my Core 2 Duo laptop than 7. One of the biggest problems I encountered with Vista RTM was extremely slow network file transfer. When Vista was first released, it had so many dumb bugs that plagued the OS.

Vista on a 5400rpm hard drive felt like torture. 7 is better in that regard.
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Q: What do people have against Windows Vista?

A: Nothing, I'm happy using 98SE, W2K & XPpro (besides Linux) for my old tech PC's
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Currently running Vista on my netbook. N270, 1.5Gb RAM. Would run smoothly if not for the constant HDD access. Other then that, it runs better then when it had XP. Vista is a little less streamlined, but there's really nothing wrong with it.
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Vista got it's bad rep pre SP1, they fixed the really bad stuff in that update.
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security suites killed vistas reputation. inability or stubborness of av suites to fix their products then blaming it on vista. That's why I never touch a suite. Their extremely buggy and prone to crashes
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Windows ME wasn't horrible... My dad has it running on an old PII overdrive chip flawlessly.
Congrats.

Windows ME could be made to run properly. I figured out how to install it and get it stable way back in the day. But you had to tweak the heck out of it as soon as you got it installed.

It was a royal pain in the neck, for very little benefit. I still have my ME installation CD, but I only used it a few times. It was a lot easier just to use Windows 98se, which was also faster, more stable, and worked great right out of the box.

As for Vista, when it came out, it was a steaming pile of crap. It didn't even work well on a lot of new computers, so it wasn't just people using it on inadequate hardware. Microsoft rushed it out the door, and it was slow and buggy. I upgraded a couple of my friends' Vista machines to Windows XP and the problems went away. (That's not a typo...at that time it WAS an upgrade!)

Since then, they've backported a lot of the fixes from their work on Windows 7, and Vista is fine now. Still, I never have any regrets that I skipped Vista on my own computer.
     
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I've had vista for almost 2 years now. I have a laptop that uses windows 7 and to be honest, I prefer 7. One of the main reasons why is because it is not as memory-intense as Vista. Vista also seems slower, IMO.
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Microsoft rushed it out the door, and it was slow and buggy. I upgraded a couple of my friends' Vista machines to Windows XP and the problems went away. (That's not a typo...at that time it WAS an upgrade!)

Since then, they've backported a lot of the fixes from their work on Windows 7, and Vista is fine now. Still, I never have any regrets that I skipped Vista on my own computer.
There was a site somewhere that tested that theory and found it to be false.

They had a launch Vista CD that they threw onto a computer a year or so after Vista was released, and after updating the drivers, it ran flawlessly. The conclusion drawn was that MS did, indeed, push Vista out the door, but the underlying code was fine, it was third party drivers that made the experience poor. Because MS pushed Vista out the door, the hardware manufacturers didn't have enough time to properly code their drivers, and Vista's image suffered as a result.
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