16 December 2006
A while back, I stated in a comment to one my posts that I thought it would be a good idea to wait a year or so after its release before installing a new operating system. This applies to Windows Vista, which, according to Wired News will be available 30 January 2007.
It’s fun to get the most advanced operating system when it first becomes available, but it can be a hassle, too. At least one Wired News reporter thinks similarly:
I would not recommend going out and buying Vista off the shelf or pre-installed on a PC when it becomes available. Users will likely suffer many headaches with missing peripheral drivers and a lack of backward compatibility with legacy software, and those headaches will not make Vista worth its hefty price tag.
If possible, wait a year or more after Vista’s launch to invest in the operating system. At least by then, numerous updates, hardware drivers and service packs will likely have been released.
Security, too, could be a patchy issue (pun fully intended) during the initial weeks and months of Vista’s launch. Better to stand on the sidelines and wait until the time is right to buy the unproven operating system.
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