Vista SP1: Still Lagging Behind the Linux Desktop

 
 
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2008-03-04 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

There is little improvement in such a so-called update.

I had really thought that Vista SP1 would be an improvement. I didn't think it would be a big improvement, but still that it would be more competitive with Windows XP and the modern Linux desktop. I was wrong.

I've now been working with Vista SP1, the so-called RTM (release to manufacturing) version, for about two weeks. I am amazed at how little improvement I see in this so-called major update.

Last year, I took a long, hard look at Vista versus desktop Linux, testing SimplyMEPIS 6, in a four-part series. In the months since then, we've learned that Microsoft lied about how much hardware was needed to run Vista in an affair that we're now calling Vistagate.

Read the full story on DesktopLinux.com. 

 
 
 
 
I'm editor-at-large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. That's a fancy title that means I write about whatever topic strikes my fancy or needs written about across the Ziff Davis Enterprise family of publications. You'll find most of my stories in Linux-Watch, DesktopLinux and eWEEK. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, I worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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