Well, as everybody says, Microsoft has the best marketing people and the worst Software Engineers!!!
Having being extensively beaten by the restarts, error reports, immediate shutdowns, BSoDs, and definitely, by frequent hangs, I have always hated Microsoft; Yet, I still believed MS to be a reliable company when it came to original SW(non-pirated SW - yeah in Sri Lanka we never use originals :)) But thanks to Intel (Hate'em too though!!), I was able to get the original OEM version of windows Vista HP and tried it out.
Ok I really thought it to be reliable for some reason. But here goes the same old story again,
NO CONTROL PANEL,
DON'T SHOW MY PRINTER,
TAKES 5mins TO RECOGNIZE OTHER COMPUTERS IN THE NETWORK(well my computer is fast enough)
EATS UP FREAKIN 500M OF RAM,
SECRET UPDATES (TURN OFF THE AUTOMATIC UPDATES, BUT THEY WILL UPDATE YOUR FILES ANYWAY)
AND NEVER-ENDING HANGS (Not to mension the incompatibility with many Software an Hardware)
And yet, they want me to activate and post them my information !!!!
And the worst thing is, since all the desktop manufacturers bundle their computers now with Vista, the poor consumers are left with no option but to get used to the MS's messy OS style.
Yeah, You're right it's OUTRAGE and no one can blame our using pirated copies!!!!! :D