Hell to get colder: Slashdot has headline that says “Why Vista won’t suck”

Does this mean the world as we know it is about to end? I just was over on Slashdot (I’m listening to Jeremy Zawodny of Yahoo give his presentation here at Search Engine Strategies and he lost my attention*). Anyway, I almost fell out of my chair when I saw this headline: Why Vista Won’t Suck.

Is Slashdot’s editors feeling OK? How did this headline slip through the system? I’m not sure.

But, the article it points to on Extreme Tech is a pretty in-depth look at Windows Vista.

*Sorry for the lame inside joke. Jeremy’s talk was on attention. I couldn’t pay attention. Heheh.

77 thoughts on “Hell to get colder: Slashdot has headline that says “Why Vista won’t suck”

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  2. So far the MCE machine’s key edge seems to be – wait for it – TV?

    Who watches TV? Seriously, TV steals your life and I tossed mine years ago. I do like movies, have giant itunes lib (nice to put 6 large boxes of CD’s in the attic), fair number of DVD’s, but TV?

    For the idiot who carped about “purchasing TV shows”, do you have cable? How is that not buying TV? Or do you watch commercial TV with 1-3 mix of ads to content? Do a little time calculation and you’ll find its way cheaper to buy an episode of (heck I can’t even name a show on) than to sit through the ads.

    I just don’t care about it – its crap.

    Oh, and uh, how is that MCE for general computer use? Music production? Can you make movies/DVDs with it or are you just a spectator? If I buy two, will they share content so it looks like one big repository?

    I really don’t see MS in the home market at all. Apple has all the juice.

  3. So far the MCE machine’s key edge seems to be – wait for it – TV?

    Who watches TV? Seriously, TV steals your life and I tossed mine years ago. I do like movies, have giant itunes lib (nice to put 6 large boxes of CD’s in the attic), fair number of DVD’s, but TV?

    For the idiot who carped about “purchasing TV shows”, do you have cable? How is that not buying TV? Or do you watch commercial TV with 1-3 mix of ads to content? Do a little time calculation and you’ll find its way cheaper to buy an episode of (heck I can’t even name a show on) than to sit through the ads.

    I just don’t care about it – its crap.

    Oh, and uh, how is that MCE for general computer use? Music production? Can you make movies/DVDs with it or are you just a spectator? If I buy two, will they share content so it looks like one big repository?

    I really don’t see MS in the home market at all. Apple has all the juice.

  4. I hate hearing Microsoft talk about security. Every year they promise security, and they FAIL.

    Go look at OpenBSD’s security track record, and then look at Windows. I DARE you.

  5. I hate hearing Microsoft talk about security. Every year they promise security, and they FAIL.

    Go look at OpenBSD’s security track record, and then look at Windows. I DARE you.

  6. The one thing that people always seem to ignore in these very scoble-site specific apple vs microsoft wars is that there are some products that apple doesn’t make. Scoble, you’re right, mac doesn’t make a tablet (unless you count the newton of course). Microsoft does. Congrats. Apple also has a high end photo organizing suite for pros called aperture, MS doesn’t. Big Fn Deal. The point that you guys are forgetting is that you’re supposed to be fighting about what both companies do have, an OS.

    Ok? Now get back at each others throats!

  7. The one thing that people always seem to ignore in these very scoble-site specific apple vs microsoft wars is that there are some products that apple doesn’t make. Scoble, you’re right, mac doesn’t make a tablet (unless you count the newton of course). Microsoft does. Congrats. Apple also has a high end photo organizing suite for pros called aperture, MS doesn’t. Big Fn Deal. The point that you guys are forgetting is that you’re supposed to be fighting about what both companies do have, an OS.

    Ok? Now get back at each others throats!

  8. “Apple released the Mac Media Center today. They call it the new Mac Mini. It has remote control, streams audio/video all over the house to other macs”

    So the new Media Center ripoff (Front Row) allows me to purchase media! Wow. I _so_ haven’t been able to do that for the last 4 years with MCE! I’m getting an underpowered, overpriced, barely upgradable Mac Mini right now! Oh wait, no I’m not.

    You can’t even watch TV with Front Row. You have to _buy_ TV that someone else recorded weeks ago. Thanks for the innovation Apple. How about timeshifting live TV? Nope, can’t do that either – no TV tuner. Man that sucks.

    Obviously, Innocent Bystander has never seen, let alone used a MCE machine.

  9. “Apple released the Mac Media Center today. They call it the new Mac Mini. It has remote control, streams audio/video all over the house to other macs”

    So the new Media Center ripoff (Front Row) allows me to purchase media! Wow. I _so_ haven’t been able to do that for the last 4 years with MCE! I’m getting an underpowered, overpriced, barely upgradable Mac Mini right now! Oh wait, no I’m not.

    You can’t even watch TV with Front Row. You have to _buy_ TV that someone else recorded weeks ago. Thanks for the innovation Apple. How about timeshifting live TV? Nope, can’t do that either – no TV tuner. Man that sucks.

    Obviously, Innocent Bystander has never seen, let alone used a MCE machine.

  10. Tetra: oh, sorry, don’t mistake me for someone factual. The new Mac doesn’t even have a tuner built in. Still waiting!

    And, I’ve learned how to troll from the best!

  11. Tetra: oh, sorry, don’t mistake me for someone factual. The new Mac doesn’t even have a tuner built in. Still waiting!

    And, I’ve learned how to troll from the best!

  12. “Innocent: well, congratulations. Now a Mac can do what a Media Center did, what, three years ago? Whhhheeeee.”

    Uh, is this the real Scoble? If so, when did you become a comments troll?

  13. “Innocent: well, congratulations. Now a Mac can do what a Media Center did, what, three years ago? Whhhheeeee.”

    Uh, is this the real Scoble? If so, when did you become a comments troll?

  14. Scoble uses his usual Hey-look-at-me toy. Here goes with an article from a nerd/tech site, plus a link on a nerd/tech site. How surprising to see nerd/tech people talk about a new product to be released.

  15. Scoble uses his usual Hey-look-at-me toy. Here goes with an article from a nerd/tech site, plus a link on a nerd/tech site. How surprising to see nerd/tech people talk about a new product to be released.

  16. Uh, scoble?

    Apple released the Mac Media Center today. They call it the new Mac Mini. It has remote control, streams audio/video all over the house to other macs, Front Row rocks (comparable to MS media center I’d say) but comes with a content pipeline with one click ordering. Check the IO ports – some interesting choices there – why 4 USB 2.0 ports? Something is coming I think.

    I wouldn’t bother to bring up the lame MS media center wannabe again. Makes you look uninformed. I’d say Jobs has pretty well consolidated the media industry/content distribution pipeline and MS is always gonna be playing catchup.

    Where’s the MS music store, audio device, home video store? What’s the point of a media center without media?

  17. Uh, scoble?

    Apple released the Mac Media Center today. They call it the new Mac Mini. It has remote control, streams audio/video all over the house to other macs, Front Row rocks (comparable to MS media center I’d say) but comes with a content pipeline with one click ordering. Check the IO ports – some interesting choices there – why 4 USB 2.0 ports? Something is coming I think.

    I wouldn’t bother to bring up the lame MS media center wannabe again. Makes you look uninformed. I’d say Jobs has pretty well consolidated the media industry/content distribution pipeline and MS is always gonna be playing catchup.

    Where’s the MS music store, audio device, home video store? What’s the point of a media center without media?

  18. Farhan: maybe we ARE evil. :-)

    Oh, wait, two kids from Stanford stole our evil and they aren’t giving it back despite our pleas!

    Heh, you should see “Scobleizer Inc” inside Second Life. I’ll blog about that soon. Very big. Very evil. Even have blood running in our fountains and the building is built on top of a lava field.

  19. Farhan: maybe we ARE evil. :-)

    Oh, wait, two kids from Stanford stole our evil and they aren’t giving it back despite our pleas!

    Heh, you should see “Scobleizer Inc” inside Second Life. I’ll blog about that soon. Very big. Very evil. Even have blood running in our fountains and the building is built on top of a lava field.

  20. I like knowing more than you guys, it’s fun. :) UNIX is more powerful and secure than Windows. Always.

    Maybe one day you’ll see the light. Here’s to hoping.

  21. I like knowing more than you guys, it’s fun. :) UNIX is more powerful and secure than Windows. Always.

    Maybe one day you’ll see the light. Here’s to hoping.

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