Originally Posted by DontPassTheFence
oh lawd this thread made my lol a few times there.
What I really would like is not some doofy work-a-day patching... give me some more compatible drivers!!! and dont install the default m$ ones and tell me they are good enough, BAD VISTA, BAD! Took me a few minutes to figure out that I couldnt run aero only because I was using the 'generic video driver' it never had a yellow exclamation mark on the device manager so I just assumed it was fine.
I then had to go find the manufacturer's chipset AND video drvs... and do NOT get me started on the onboard HD audio -- all this from a mobo that had one hundred little 'compatible with vista' stickers all over it. I know its god damn compatible, I can make any piece of hardware work with windows, thats the god damn beauty of this idiot-proof OS.
Still no support for my USB wifi adapter or a few other little random goodies I have laying around. Vista works great at the office with standard hardware and BS no-frills work (love the new office onenote 2007 though) - but for my heavily modified home overclocked rig, its just NOT the right OS yet. Maybe once 64bit drivers get better and more 64bit apps are released... ya know?
The OS is great guys, but its only great if its for you - if you like tonnes of shinies and a boatload of options you will never see - thats great. Or how about if you are an idiot and you try to break things by messing with the system options... well vista will tell you when you are doing something possibly stupid.
In conclusion, Vista is typically for those people that are PC-illiterate and for those people that are also easily amused by teh shinies.
Sounds to me like you have more of a issue with your hardware and not yoru operatins system. Drivers are not vista's issue they are the manufacturer of the component's issue. Just because some company is lazy in getting drivers out for a OS isnt the fault of the OS manufacturer.
I am running 64bit right now jsut fine and it is far more stable then my XP install. I use all the bells and whistles and have no issues. I wont be going back to XP for my main rig thats for sure.
Oh and please stop calling me/us idiots for using this OS. I may be one but you shouldnt call us one if you arent sure