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A place where I can lament the changing times; for eccentric comments on current affairs and for unfashionable views, expressed I hope, in cogent style; also occasional cris de coeur largely concerned, I regret to say, with myself.


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Monday 24 March 2008

More on Vista and Service Pack 1

I have reported the fact that installation of Vista SP1 has not had a good effect on my computer. I suppose some of you might have put this down to my computing ineptitude - after all others have reported that it is an improvement, whilst some have pointed out that it is merely a case of "polishing a turd."

Well now I have solid support: from the University of Pennsylvania:

"University of Pennsylvania tech staffers are advising faculty and students not to upgrade their computers to the new service pack for Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system. The school's Information Systems & Computing department said it will support Vista SP1 on new systems where it's pre-installed, but added that it 'strongly recommends that all other users adopt a "wait and see" attitude,' according to a newly published department bulletin." (reported in Slashdot).

Meanwhile there is the Vista failure log on Slashdot - Twitter. This makes fascinating reading, with many useful links and it is getting longer by the day! Here are some extracts from the log:


January 7, 2008 - Despite deals that made it virtually impossible to buy a computer without Vista, less than 40% of 2007 computers shipped with it. Makers like Dell broke those deals to stay in business.

If it's not too late, do not make the mistake I did - avoid Vista like the plague!

Until the next time

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