This is an article about a third party pay ware product only required because the over-hyped "out of the box" OS is effectively still a beta and has so very many limitations, inaccessible complexities and needlessly obstructive design features.
Personally I hope the crescendo of complaint regarding VISTA from experienced users and IT techies will permeate every forum and software discussion until MS listen to their consumer base instead of their accountants and marketeers. IMO this OS will lose them millions of customers to Apple and Linux both of which have long had slicker OS that actually work. Or rather HAVE to work as their user bases are far smaller and their customers are not forced to buy MS due to a legacy environment in their business or user-realm.
I comment here as a former IT manager, life-long online gamer, prospective buyer of VISTA Manager (which is why I am reading & adding to this thread)on my 8th PC and on the internet since it began.
I was one of many who eagerly anticipated VISTA/Longhorn from its inception, yet like many others am about to reconfigure my (state-of-the-art brand new top of the range) PC to run dual boot as XP is so much better & faster for the majority of what I use my PC for.
Remember the troubles of the first MS "active desktop" OS? VISTA and the need for the software we are discussing here is Deja Vu! By the time MS finally produce "Windows 7" I may be running it in emulation on a Mac, if at all.
We should not NEED to be reviewing a VISTA Manager as ALL this functionality should have been built into the extremely expensive product from the outset. I think that is "the point" that many on this thread are rightly IMO making.
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