Is there a more annoying operating system than Vista?
Give me XP any day. Heck, give me Windows 95.
My issue with Vista isn't the usability. Yeah, it's kind of weird to get used to a different look. That's OK.
What is annoying is that you can't get onto the system quickly. Never before has control/alt/delete been more frustrating.
Hitting control/alt/delete is like playing a slot machine. It takes several times to bring up the log-in screen and when you have success, it's like seeing three 7's come up. Hey, I got in on my ninth try. It's going to be a good day.
An operating system should be to-the-touch prompt and consistent. This is 2009, not 1994.
We want to log on quickly and get to work. We want to be productive when we sit at our desks.
Can you imagine Jack Bauer using Vista? Terrorists would take over the world because he wouldn't be able to log on quickly enough. Explosions wouldn't be thwarted. Deadly toxic gases would be released in crowded subways. The world would end.
Microsoft, admit Vista is New Coke.
Let's move on.
And I'll be right with you, as soon as I can log on.