Okay, it’s hard for me to hear all this Vista crap being flung around when I’m using it as we speak, and I’m using it perfectly, with the exception of iTunes, which Apple STILL hasn’t fixed, geez…
I use Blackboard for my internet classes… It’s working perfectly for me. In fact, I’m afraid to use anything but IE7 on it because, believe it or not, Firefox crashes! I was adamant about using Firefox when I started, but then I had to take an Exam that could only be taken once… And Firefox crashed in the middle of the test. I swear I wasn’t doing anything but loading the test. It was a fresh open window with no extra tabs loading other pages… It crashed, the test registered as completed and I had to wait a week for the professor to clear the test so I could take it again… With Internet Explorer 7.
The Blackboard software even says IE7 isn’t supported, so I REALLY don’t see how this is news, but I, personally, haven’t had a single solitary issue using IE7. Maybe I’m just lucky, but with all the Vista FUD cropping up everywhere, it’s hard to tell what’s really newsworthy and what’s scare tactics.
I mean, really… I keep hearing people say that besides the pretty Aero interface, Vista is no improvement over XP… Hoho. Vista is completely different than XP on the hardware interaction level. Drivers are prevented from being loaded at the kernel level, DirectX has had a total restructure, the network stack has been rewritten. Plenty of things behind the scenes are different and are what people have been wanting for years, but are too daft to see that it’s there now.
(Or they complain that Microsoft copied Apple’s features, while at the same time, try to lobby for no more software patents, hahahahaha.)
Oh well. Some people are just that way. They’ll whine about something because they just don’t like it… And they might be whining about something legitimate! But as I’m seeing now, when what they’re whining about is fixed, they don’t care. They just don’t like the entire thing!
Ah, humanity. So uplifting.