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To be honest, I had a bit of a go with Vista last year, and the problem I
had with it was that there was nothing in it that convinced me that it was
any better than anything I'd used before. All the extra security gubbins
was more annoying than useful (I hate the idea that I, the user, should be
penalised because somebody else wants to do *** things to my computer)
and the rest of it was merely a restyling. The underlying system was no
different, on the whole, than Windows 2000.
The thing is, if I really want to run a restyled Windows 2000, I can get
hold of the various bits to add the styling to a current copy of WXP. In
fact, that's exactly what I did with my old Pentium III laptop! There are
a couple of restyling packages out there.
Having said all that, you'd have to ask why it is that I still insist on
keeping RISC OS running at home. My answer is that I like a computer that
does what I want it to do when I want it to do it, and one that doesn't
try to keep second-guessing me. I still find that packages such as
Impression, Ovation and Draw allow me a lot more flexibility when I'm
designing (I don't do this as much as I used to but it still comes in
handy) and I still prefer Pluto over anything I have used elsewhere.
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