Its interesting what he says but I presume that hes talking about a Beta version and hopefully the problems he addresses will be sorted before the final release. Have to agree with spuds in that it seems every time something new comes out people just slag it. Having said that though if it comes out without the things he mentions being addressed there will be a lot of very unhappy bunnies.
Its not going to affect me for some time anyway, I'm happy with XP and see no reason to change. It was the same when I had Win 98SE I stuck with that for a long time before finally making the move to XP. And by the time I did make the switch almost all the problems and glitches had been sorted out.
He is not complaining about problems but the fact that many of the 'promised' features will not be happening. IMHO there is nothing that I have seen so far that is totally new, different or would make me go out and buy Vista. XP was a huge diference in stability and fell to ME and 98....I cannot see any evidence of any exciting changes in Vista.
I hope to be testing the beta myself later this year and I will reserve judgement until then. Some of the missing features, such as the indefinitely abandoned WinFS, may well be missed. The file system, should it ever be resurrected, would not be a viable retrofit.
Am I off beam here; for a writer to a Mac periodical there is no real advantage in saying much else is there? I would expect Mac supporters to be interested in Vista but may gain comfort from this interim opinion ahead of Vista release. I am sure his rather strong views are sincerely held, but there is a context to set them within. GANDALF <|:-)> point on it being about the scope rather than the reliabilty of the OS is amn important distintion to remember.