MSNBC.com is reporting that Windows XP users are revolting against Windows Vista. According to the report, PC users simply do not want to learn the new interface, and they are not at all confident that Vista will be compatible with common hardware devices. I am among those who have not made the switch to Vista. When our college got new computers last year, we all had the opportunity to upgrade to Vista, and I declined.
Here’s an excerpt from the story:
‘A petition to “Save Windows XP” has drawn more than 111,000 supporters â€” and continued shots across the Microsoft XP vs. Vista bow, a battle that began with Vista’s release last year.
‘The operating system succeeded XP, which came on the market in October 2001. Despite Vista’s much-improved security measures, it has met with criticism and some reluctance by consumers and businesses that don’t want to make the switch. . .
‘Among the concerns about Vista are the amount of computer memory and space it requires, its seemingly slower speed and frustration over the fact that third-party drivers for some printers and other devices are still not available from the companies that make those devices.’
Have you made the switch?
[For all of you elitist Mac users who are tempted at this point to fulminate about the inferiority of PC’s, you need to take a chill pill and read this.]