Most Annoying Technology Products April 28, 2007Posted by Matsu in Information Technology, Microsoft, Technology, Windows/Microsoft.
PC Word Magazine recently surveyed their readers to see what technology products are most annoying. Products made by Microsoft were listed more than once, but the real shocker was that their newest flagship product was one of them. Yes, a survey of PC World readers revealed that Windows Vista is one of the most annoying technology products.
Here is what they said about it:
No. 8. Microsoft Windows Vista (2007)
It’s one of the unwritten laws of computing: All versions of Windows are annoying. Windows Me takes the cake, but Vista has its own unlovable annoyances, like its overzealous “Cancel or Continue?” confirmation windows so brilliantly lampooned by Apple’s “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” commercials. But that’s only the tip of the Vista annoyance iceberg. Installing Vista onto an older system? There’s a good chance that your graphics card, sound card, and some of your older software won’t work properly. And even if you have a new system with either the Premium or Ultimate version installed, Vista won’t display its nifty 3D Aero interface if your PC lacks the graphics horsepower for it. No warning screens, no error messages, no explanations–Aero simply doesn’t work. That’s annoying.
Don’t worry, Microsoft Windows ME was also on the list. It won a 2nd place position.
You can read about the entire list here.