It's made to "look like" XP for all the complainers out there. Plus all the "goodies" that Certified Vista personnel love and utilized often (but most techies REFUSED to learn/find/utilize)have been removed.
MS makes its own free registry cleanup @ http://onecare.live.com/site/en-Us/center/cleanup.htm# and you don't have to install LIVE ONE CARE to use it.
MS bashing is getting so old. Vista had some glitches but the fixes came, and fast (I've been certified for over 2 1/2 years). The advantages far outweighed the issues, including the size. No one could understand MS running outside of Admin mode, until you simply "verified" that you wanted to do what you were about to do, but techies constantly complain about how users screw up their computers. Vista built in the answer and all hell broke loose.
Now, because no one can handle change or learning how easy Vista is to use, MS has cow-towed to all the whiners and created 7 for those of you who cannot handle a much more USER FRIENDLY OS, just because a few things were moved to another location from XP and so many extra functions were added (did you expect the size to be smaller, really?)
I will stick with Vista thank you, until MS puts the functions back in that techies "couldn't stand" that actual users found as amazing improvements. (Example - in Vista Explorer the directory moves over when you point your mouse at it to reveal what you are looking for and even opens a folder that has folder inside if you hold your mouse over the + for 20 seconds - has been REMOVED in Windows 7! This function was so simple and so convenient but no techie could stand the simple and easy functionality of such an idea.)
Thank you tech republic for attempting to educate these people about Vista. It was a nice try...
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