The love-hate relationship between Microsoft and its users has always centered on the performance of its operating system. And during the past year, Windows Vista has given us reasons to be both positive and negative about the future of the PC.
Before it came out in January, Vista got good reviews, though some critics complained that Microsoft should have taken bigger steps to change the look and functions of Windows, much as it did with Office 2007.
But as the year wore on, there were reports about bugs and security issues. And then came the insultingly titled book “Windows Vista Annoyances(here, or here, or here)” by tech writer David Karp. Computer industry pundits, including John Dvorak, Rob Enderle, Richard Doherty and Roger Kay have criticized Microsoft both for not going far enough with Vista and for making it so bloated it was visibly slow at performing various tasks.