Longest Legitimate Reply on Digg? “Bad, Vista!”

A few days ago I submitted a story on digg, Linux: Introducing The Data Corruption Bug, from Kernal Trap. I took a few people by surprise that I would post an article critical of Linux, but as an self-respecting journalist would (like there are many self-respecting journalist), I bypassed my personal bias and submitted the article. One friend in particular, Roy Schestowitz, was particularly interested in letting me know that I had stumbled over to the Dark Side. If asked Roy if I could share his thoughts with my readers and he has graciously agreed.

I will have to admit that the comment along with associated links made for much more of an interesting read.

It all starts from the first comment on the story from DocWhoWho.

buggy linux crap

Then Roy makes one response — one long response. Note: The following has been formatted to be more visually appealing to the reader.

True. All software has some bugs. Except Vista. It’s perfect. Microsoft says so.

Vista Bug re-appears

Nice… minus one million, three hundred eight thousand, two hundred fifty nine bytes… how is that any where near or mathematically altered to 2.11 MB?


Windows Vista’s Hideous Wakeup Support

One thing we just can’t wrap our mind about is the terrible, broken, and completely pitiful support for waking Vista up from a Deep Sleep or hibernation.’ Any time you attempt to wake Vista up from Hibernation or “Deep Sleep” (S3-induced sleep mode), it dies. It’s either a BSOD, or a driver error, or a broken network, no DWM, lack of sound… the list goes on, and on. So much for an operating system to “power” the future! (No pun intended!) That’s with properly-signed drivers and no buggy software on multiple PCs…


TI won’t rush into Microsoft Vista readily

Corporate American, no, make that corporate everywhere is treating Vista like a dead animal found in the woods, they will poke it with a stick, but there is no way they will take it home. Take TI for instance, it is not going to touch the wonder OS for another two years or so.


Installing A PS/2 Mouse Turns Off Firewall, Huh!

I plugged in the PS/2 mouse, rebooted the PC and on restart XP found the PS/2 mouse and suggested rebooting again, which I did. When it restarted the Microsoft Firewall had been switched off. How do I know, because it told me I had no firewall.


Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 7.0 Sucks!

I know Microsoft’s release of IE 7.0 is in beta, but I still didn’t expect it to be such a big piece of crap and cause hours of misery.
What Microsoft hoped would help it win back Firefox “switchers” has done nothing but add one more to their growing ranks.


Just One Question For Vista: Does It Simply Work — Like An Apple?

Jim Allchin responds over on his blog regarding a recent news report quoting him as saying that he would have bought a Mac if he weren’t working for Microsoft in an email to Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates.


So the challenge for Microsoft, and in some ways to an even larger extent Allchin himself personally, is to ship Vista in a state that is as bug free as the Mac.
Vista is Allchin’s final legacy at Microsoft. After a long successful career this is his last hurah and in order to be successful it simply must be perfect.


Life with Vista – Is this dogfood really for the dogs?

I’m an absolute freak when it comes to .NET technologies. My blog is called the “.NET Addict”, so it should be pretty obvious that the day Vista’s RTM build came out, I downloaded it and installed it on every Vista-capable machine I had in my possession. I’ve been using Vista for several weeks now and I’ve come to a couple of conclusions that I think might startle and shock some of you.


Vista Breaks Applications

The big secret at Redmond is that existing applications and new products will not work with Vista.
Microsoft really doesn’t want you to know this, but many of your existing applications won’t work with Vista. In fact, some brand new products won’t work with Vista.


Vista… Don’t Try to Copy and Paste

Vista gave me the following when trying to copy a file:
Error 0x800705AD.

Ohh, well of course… I should have known error 0x800705AD means the user tried to COPY AND PASTE. Are you shitting me?! Insufficient quota? WTF are you talking about Vista. First let’s check that I have enough disk space:

Ok, now by my calculations 413 MBs < 22.8 GBs. I can normally figure out almost any computer related problem.


Vista: Behind the scenes

Some of the glitches were already known. Many were things that have already been fixed, and a few were too new and need investigating. None appeared to be a show-stopper.


Analysts: Microsoft Changes Meaning Of ‘Release Candidate

Two industry watchers say Microsoft is corrupting the term, leading to major confusion among customers and others about whether the operating system is truly ready to evaluate.

Two analysts Thursday accused Microsoft Corp. of changing the meaning of “release candidate” by pushing out a version of Windows Vista that still needs major work.

Joe Wilcox, an analyst with JupiterResearch, said that Microsoft’s corrupted the term.


Now folks, I don’t know if Roy was drinking a lot of coffee that morning, but this has to qualify for one of the longest replies in digg history.


I was asked to give a word and character count for the comment — 841 Words, 5364 characters.

Until next time.


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