Bugs all over the place, some of which are severe.

Windows Vista running with no RAM!

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| But as you can see from the screenshot above, Vista can function with zero
| RAM. I know, it does sound illogical, but then again… And no, it is not an
| example of my Photoshop skills at work, it is a genuine screenshot from
| Vista.
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http://www.comnetslash.com/2007/10/0...g-with-no-ram/

Oh dear! Can't blame the monopolist for being honest...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2216/...03c9d0cf_o.jpg


Related:

"Mommy, it's broken." 2 weeks with Vista

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| After 5 years of development, Vista still isn't ready for prime time.
| It's like taking a car without an engine and putting a new coat of
| paint on it. Sure it looks pretty, but it still doesn't work. I would
| wait at least 6 months if not a year to invest in Vista. In fact I
| personally will be putting XP on my laptop because Vista crashes too
| much for me to use everyday.
|
| This review doesn't take into account the DRM and anti-piracy
| issues that have been brought up by Vista. Without taking those
| into account I still wouldn't buy Vista.
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http://www.pocatelloshops.com/blogs/...ce.php?id=2208


Vista isn't ready for non-office use

,----[ Quote ]
| While the computing world is suitably excited there is enough evidence at
| the moment to suggest that moving to Vista might be a bad idea if you're
| doing anything clever.
| Â*
| Drivers - the fun of...
|
| Gaming...
|
| Sound...
|
| General performance...
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http://www.seopher.com/articles/vist...non_office_use


Windows XP’s Repulsive “Hidden ToolTip” Bug… Fixed!

,----[ Quote ]
| Ever since Microsoft invented the Windows Shell with explorer.exe back in the
| days of Windows 95, there’s been a bug that’s gone from one version of
| Windows to the next; and with each upgrade it became worse and worse - until
| Vista where it only rears its ugly head every once in a while instead. Â*
|
| Everyone that has used a Windows PC must have seen this bug before - it’s
| that ubiquitous (not that Microsoft would admit it for 10 long years): Â*
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http://neosmart.net/blog/2007/window...tip-bug-fixed/


Wrong spelling in Vista, LOL!

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| I just did a Reliability and Performance Monitor collection and Data
| evaluation. I looked at Resource overview and noticed a spelling msitake, it
| said Resouce Monitor.
| Check yourselves.
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http://www.jcxp.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=19939


Microsoft Spelling

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft spelling check it out for yourselves Run -> cmd -> systeminfo
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http://vistaincompatible.com/forums/...1173138187/0#0


Programs Cannot Be Uninstalled In Vista?

,----[ Quote ]
| Possibly after one of the latest updates in Windows Vista, two strange things
| happened: first, the Uninstall option is no longer available in the Control
| Panel when you right-click on older programs (most likely, those installed
| prior to the update in question, because uninstall works fine for recently
| installed programs — the Uninstall button is also missing on the toolbar at
| the top); second, some programs are no longer shown on the applications list
| in Control Panel (e.g., Yahoo Messenger). Â* Â* Â*
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http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?si...41254&from=rss


MS update sends PCs 'haywire'

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| Users are advised to review knowledge base articles that refer to the
| particular version of .NET and Windows they are running for more information,
| which are listed under the "known issues" section of the bulletin. Â*
|
| The SANS posting, and feedback we're hearing, suggests the problems some
| users are experiencing are more than these knowledge base articles might
| suggest but at least these postings provide a starting point for users before
| they refer outstanding issues they might still be having to Microsoft or
| their support partners. Â* Â*
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07...atch_problems/


Windows cursor patch causing trouble

,----[ Quote ]
| Installing Microsoft's Tuesday patch for a "critical" Windows
| vulnerability is causing trouble for some users.
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http://news.com.com/Windows+cursor+p...3-6173413.html


Thanks To Microsoft No Work Will Be Getting Done This Week

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| Patch Tuesday is coming up and again work will grind to a halt as
| techs spend the next few days deploying what amounts to a huge
| payload of patches for the month of February 2007. This month
| we're looking at five critical updates related to Windows
| security, two relating to Office security and one relating to
| Windows OneCare Live, Microsoft Antigen, Windows Defender and Microsoft
| Forefront; plus a host of other lesser related patches, 21
| one in all.
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http://www.realitywired.com/2007/02/...one-this-week/
http://tinyurl.com/2n8hz4


Microsoft customers melting down over Daylight Saving patches

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| A number of users in the DST chat room are reporting problems
| getting their Blackberry servers and devices to sync up with
| their DST-patched Exchange servers. Others, in spite of Microsoft
| warnings to apply DST patches in a specific order, are running
| into problems because they are attempting to patch Exchange
| before Windows.
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=307


Windows Vista Ultimate experience

,----[ Quote ]
| I just had an "ultimate" crash last week running Windows Vista Ultimate.
|
| [...]
|
| I took some pictures of the weird characters was being displayed before I
| went back to my old Windows XP
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http://araneda.net/?p=13


Ubuntu Unveils 'Edgy Eft' Linux Update

,----[ Quote ]
| "From a usability standpoint, I can only say good things,"
| said 451 Group Senior Analyst Nick Selby. "The Ubuntu development
| team has done simply a great job demonstrating that free software
| and open source software can be combined for a platform that is
| every bit as polished and usable as a proprietary one."
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/53962.html


Ubuntu 7.04 - Feisty Fawn Review

,----[ Quote ]
| Overall, is 7.04 worth the update? Absolutely. It is a mature, stable
| and easy to use system. If only some of the closed source cough
| Microsoft cough teams could get this level of polish.
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http://www.synergymx.com/page.php?Ti...y_Fawn_Review/


Windows Vista has some serious refresh Issues

,----[ Quote ]
| I have been ranting and whining a lot about Windows Vista issues, as
| I am finding a new bug almost every month.
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http://cacheyourcash.blogspot.com/20...s-refresh.html
http://tinyurl.com/2un4ep


,----[ Quote ]
| In an entry on the Home Server blog, program manager Chris Sullivan
| said that the group has received nearly 2,400 bug reports so far from
| beta testers, and still had 495, or about 21% of the total, classified
| as "active."
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http://www.computerworld.com/action/...c=news_ts_head


Ubuntu Unveils 'Edgy Eft' Linux Update

,----[ Quote ]
| "From a usability standpoint, I can only say good things,"
| said 451 Group Senior Analyst Nick Selby. "The Ubuntu development
| team has done simply a great job demonstrating that free software
| and open source software can be combined for a platform that is
| every bit as polished and usable as a proprietary one."
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/53962.html