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Former editor of PC Magazine disses Vista


BadVista.orgFormer editor of PC Magazine, Jim Louderback, has penned a new piece on his column about his thoughts pertaining to Windows Vista.

A former advocate of Microsoft's latest operating system, he now expresses his dissatisfaction with it.

Excerpt from his column:

I've been a big proponent of the new OS over the past few months, even going so far as loading it onto most of my computers and spending hours tweaking and optimizing it. So why, nine months after launch, am I so frustrated? The litany of what doesn't work and what still frustrates me stretches on endlessly.

Among Jim's complaints is that sleep mode is "poppycock," with experiences with sleep mode either not happening at all or the PC refusing to come out of sleep mode with anything less than a cold start.

Networking is also problematic, with network shares and printers inexplicably dropping out. Wireless apparently takes up to 30 seconds to connect where it was virtually instantaneous with Windows XP previously.

Honestly, I have not had more than a cursory experience with Windows Vista so far. Tell us about your top grouses of Windows Vista.

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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