You have to understand that Vista is mostly other people's ideas, stolen and compiled into one, big messy OS. I found the security messages redundant, and the lack of originallity is out of the question.
That cool, slick, innovative, rich... beautifully compiled flip screen interface just tickles my fancy. I was captivated by the originality that was put into the creation of such a masterpiece of a mockery which:eek: requires a recommended 1 gabillion giblobytes of RAM to run on. The eye candy is well worth the system lag, and I love when my OS stalls because it gives me time to do useful stuff like sending telegrams to complete strangers, and guys living in underground military silos who make their money off of leaking government versions of Hello World!
Linux and Mac had the flip screens way before Microbe decided they needed to do it too. "Hey, all the hackers LIKE to have flip screens when they're exploiting our vulnerabilities..... Let's think POSITIVELY and "implement" these in Service pack 3. Ha ha.... touche Gates. I mean Vista."
*the board room overflows with a stream of lagged applause because the Second Life server does not support Microsoft meetings anymore, so they had to hack in.* (The hack job was done by a Unix guru)
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