Vista is dead. Long live CentOS…


I’ve been using Vista on my Laptop for a few months, and I’ve tried hard to like it, but the truth is it annoys the hell out of me. This weekend I wiped off all traces of Vista and installed CentOS 5 (x86_64). At last some calm has returned to my world. There will be a couple of applications I will miss, but for the most part it feels like I’ve returned home.

Just for the hell of it, I’ve installed a Vista virtual machine, but I doubt I’ll use it much. If I’m ever forced to use a Windows application I think I’ll run it on an XP virtual machine and avoid the constant barrage of, “Are you sure?” questions.



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

4 thoughts on “Vista is dead. Long live CentOS…”

  1. I guess one mans meat is another mans poison. You might try it and love it. If you’ve got a bunch of applications you can’t live without, I would seriously think about trialing them on VMware before committing to it.



  2. You know, I have exactly the same feeling. Because I have to support customers using windoews (and increasingly – Vista) I can’t get rid of the Vista. But on daily basis I find my self cursing it to the depest hell, wishing I could use linux intead. Somehow, I cant avoid getting to conclusion that the Vista will mark the end of Microsofts domination on desktop. Competition has imroved rapidly and keeps on improving. In Vista I find no improvement at all. Perhaps the contrary.

  3. Microsoft follows a plan with Vista to force every person on the earth to switch to it and use exclusively -or they think they can-.
    It doesn’t support dual boot our of the box at least with the stupid ‘Branded’ PC’s and laptops which bundle a recovery CD -not an installation CD-.
    I tried many times to dual boot XP + Vista on a Toshiba, but I couldn’t.
    Anyway, it’s home Tim 😉

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