Surprise: Slashdot misrepresents facts

Quote, off of front page of Slashdot: “While integrated graphics seem to handle Windows XP and 2000 just fine, they won’t be able to handle Vista’s 3D ‘Aero Glass’ compositor, which will prevent roughly half of all PCs from running Microsoft’s new OS.”

What’s the problem?

That’s totally bulls**t.

I use Vista on a machine (a Toshiba Tablet M205) that can’t display Glass and Vista runs just fine, thank you very much!
Geez, what do we have to do to get some accuracy in reporting here?

84 thoughts on “Surprise: Slashdot misrepresents facts

  1. And I NEVER said the PS3 would “fail.” I have no idea how the PS3 will do.

    But all indications are that it will be very expensive. There’s a lot riding on their launch line-up, and their timing. But if they’re charging over $500 for the thing, I don’t see it doing well. Not in the US. Not when the 360 is available with more features and more power at a lower price.

  2. And I NEVER said the PS3 would “fail.” I have no idea how the PS3 will do.

    But all indications are that it will be very expensive. There’s a lot riding on their launch line-up, and their timing. But if they’re charging over $500 for the thing, I don’t see it doing well. Not in the US. Not when the 360 is available with more features and more power at a lower price.

  3. Chris – there are publicly available Vista releases (the CTPs) that run on these systems WITH GLASS. Or run on much older systems without it.

    So what the hell are you getting at? You think we’re lying about something that you could just as easily verify yourself?

  4. Chris – there are publicly available Vista releases (the CTPs) that run on these systems WITH GLASS. Or run on much older systems without it.

    So what the hell are you getting at? You think we’re lying about something that you could just as easily verify yourself?

  5. You know, nothings gold until release, “Mr.-PS3-will cost-twice-as-much-and-fail”. I don’t care what they say, and I don’t care (nor trust) what you say. Until it’s on the open-market, and had some real world vetting, it’s all pure speculation. They hype one extreme, you hype the other. It’s pointless. Talk after you get that ‘Spruce Goose’ to actually fly.

    End Prog.

  6. You know, nothings gold until release, “Mr.-PS3-will cost-twice-as-much-and-fail”. I don’t care what they say, and I don’t care (nor trust) what you say. Until it’s on the open-market, and had some real world vetting, it’s all pure speculation. They hype one extreme, you hype the other. It’s pointless. Talk after you get that ‘Spruce Goose’ to actually fly.

    End Prog.

  7. What on earth are you talking about?

    There are two points being made. One by Scoble, and one by me.

    1) Slashdot posted disinformation as “news” – and so far has not posted a correction. However, they seem to do this daily so I’m not really surprised. As someone said above, Slashdot is basically a blog. It’s written by the submitters (most of whom have no authority what-so-ever) and edited/filtered by some extremely biased moderators.

    2) The article they linked to is also incorrect. Most integrated chipsets you buy today can run the DWM (Aero Glass) just fine. My Vista machines at work are 6+ months old, with integrated chipsets, and they run Glass perfectly well.

  8. What on earth are you talking about?

    There are two points being made. One by Scoble, and one by me.

    1) Slashdot posted disinformation as “news” – and so far has not posted a correction. However, they seem to do this daily so I’m not really surprised. As someone said above, Slashdot is basically a blog. It’s written by the submitters (most of whom have no authority what-so-ever) and edited/filtered by some extremely biased moderators.

    2) The article they linked to is also incorrect. Most integrated chipsets you buy today can run the DWM (Aero Glass) just fine. My Vista machines at work are 6+ months old, with integrated chipsets, and they run Glass perfectly well.

  9. Gee really? Touchy touchy. The context clearly meant ‘the whole kit’ And a modded +5 post “corrected” the strain-a-gnat glitch, seconds after. And the headline was, “One In Two PCs Won’t Run Vista’s INTERFACE.” Not won’t run Vista itself.

    Paraphrased sum-up from a linked article…meaning obvious from context.

    Tracing. Back. Original. Sources. [and] Not. Jumping. To. Conclusions. And. Not. Going. Off. Half-Cocked. Useful skills.

    Now if you want to start parsing down things that narrow, beating chests loudly, then first deal with thy own wooden plank, before you whine about the dust in Slashdot eyes.

  10. Gee really? Touchy touchy. The context clearly meant ‘the whole kit’ And a modded +5 post “corrected” the strain-a-gnat glitch, seconds after. And the headline was, “One In Two PCs Won’t Run Vista’s INTERFACE.” Not won’t run Vista itself.

    Paraphrased sum-up from a linked article…meaning obvious from context.

    Tracing. Back. Original. Sources. [and] Not. Jumping. To. Conclusions. And. Not. Going. Off. Half-Cocked. Useful skills.

    Now if you want to start parsing down things that narrow, beating chests loudly, then first deal with thy own wooden plank, before you whine about the dust in Slashdot eyes.

  11. What people need to understand about Slashdot is that, firstly, it’ is supported in a round-about way by OSDN (Open Source Developer Network) – which is decidedly anti-Microsoft. I’ve been a poster there for nearly 5 years now and have repeatedly corrected posts and topics related to Microsoft and Microsoft software, but there’s a catch; If the readers-nee-contributors that have “mod points” decide that you’re pro-Microsoft they will mod-point you down to the point that you can only post 1 comment per day (otherwise known in a cute way as “Negative Karma – and mine is pretty bad at this point) – it’s a underhanded way for them to squelch and censor people whom post corrections or comments that are attempts to correct the dis-information spread on Slashdot. Remember, Slashdot is just more than an overblown blog – nothing more.

  12. What people need to understand about Slashdot is that, firstly, it’ is supported in a round-about way by OSDN (Open Source Developer Network) – which is decidedly anti-Microsoft. I’ve been a poster there for nearly 5 years now and have repeatedly corrected posts and topics related to Microsoft and Microsoft software, but there’s a catch; If the readers-nee-contributors that have “mod points” decide that you’re pro-Microsoft they will mod-point you down to the point that you can only post 1 comment per day (otherwise known in a cute way as “Negative Karma – and mine is pretty bad at this point) – it’s a underhanded way for them to squelch and censor people whom post corrections or comments that are attempts to correct the dis-information spread on Slashdot. Remember, Slashdot is just more than an overblown blog – nothing more.

  13. Chris -

    “they won’t be able to handle Vista’s 3D ‘Aero Glass’ compositor, which will prevent roughly half of all PCs from running Microsoft’s new OS.”

    was added by the person who submitted it to Slashdot, and approved by their mods.

    Reading Comprehension. Useful skill.

  14. Chris -

    “they won’t be able to handle Vista’s 3D ‘Aero Glass’ compositor, which will prevent roughly half of all PCs from running Microsoft’s new OS.”

    was added by the person who submitted it to Slashdot, and approved by their mods.

    Reading Comprehension. Useful skill.

  15. Christopher and Jon: WRONG. Slashdot CHANGED what the original article said. The original article did NOT say that those PCs that couldn’t run Glass wouldn’t be able to run Vista at all, yet that’s what the Slashdot blurb made it sound like.

  16. Christopher and Jon: WRONG. Slashdot CHANGED what the original article said. The original article did NOT say that those PCs that couldn’t run Glass wouldn’t be able to run Vista at all, yet that’s what the Slashdot blurb made it sound like.

  17. Yeah, I was about to say, Slashdot just doing the pointer. Blame ExtremeTech Staff, who are themselves just pointing to a report from Jon Peddie Research.

    Or are you gonna blame Slashdot for mere linking…?

    A misrepresentation of facts, about a supposed misrepresentation of facts, that was in fact just a pointer. The irony is killer. Blame Jon Peddie Research, so then you gonna apologize to Slashdot then?

  18. Yeah, I was about to say, Slashdot just doing the pointer. Blame ExtremeTech Staff, who are themselves just pointing to a report from Jon Peddie Research.

    Or are you gonna blame Slashdot for mere linking…?

    A misrepresentation of facts, about a supposed misrepresentation of facts, that was in fact just a pointer. The irony is killer. Blame Jon Peddie Research, so then you gonna apologize to Slashdot then?

  19. That information is coming from the extremetech site. Not slashdot.

    Good job misrepresenting the facts yourself Scoble.

  20. That information is coming from the extremetech site. Not slashdot.

    Good job misrepresenting the facts yourself Scoble.

  21. Ugh, I meant Brandon….

    So you can cofirm that the Intel 950 graphics support glass? Such as those found on the new Toshiba M400?

    BB

  22. Ugh, I meant Brandon….

    So you can cofirm that the Intel 950 graphics support glass? Such as those found on the new Toshiba M400?

    BB

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