Originally Posted by Choggs396
I freely chose Vista; as in my opinion, it's the best operating system available.
Me as well.
I followed the crowd at my college, poking fun at it a little, but after using it, and trying it, I realized that everyone was just bashing it because it was the "cool" and "non-conformist" thing to do (college students trying to go against the system, thats unheard of
) rather than bashing it for legitimate reasons. Despite his opposite opinion, having legitimate reasons against it is one of the reasons I respect Hundred Gunner and others who dislike it.
Only issues I have had was with a TV tuner (the company does not make Vista drivers for it, they want you to have to buy their newer cards) and a wireless card that I don't even use (Belkin makes Vista drivers only with their N cards).
From an IT stand point, vista is very very kind. Updates for drivers through MS update (optional to install them of course), along with an expanded library plenty make up for its size for desktop/ modern laptop uses.
Note I use the phrase "desktop / modern laptop uses" because it's size (along with a few other reasons) are why my little laptop (10 gig hard drive, 700mhz Pentium 3, 256mb of RAM) is running Linux.