>Windows Vista. >The most prettiest Windows has ever looked. >Also the most broken piece of shit

>Windows Vista
>The most prettiest Windows has ever looked
>Also the most broken piece of shit
What went wrong

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People had shitty 90s computers so nothing worked

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Vista's brokenness is mostly a meme. In isolation Vista was fine. The main issue was that laptop manufacturers were shitting out repackaged XP netbooks that had absolutely no business running it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shitty netbooks and slow computers.
      It was marketed for computers that couldn't handle it

      Netbooks only started out at that time in mainstream. When Vista released, eee PC was still a year away and took a few years for the market to flood with netbooks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      s10fag

      >laptops shipping with as little as 192mb ram and no compatible graphics drivers marketed as "windows vista capable"
      >microsoft sued to increase minimum requirements
      >same shit with a uniform blue glass aesthetic rereleased 2 years later
      >omg looks it runs on my pentium 4 barely this windoos is soo gooood!!1

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >WINDOWS VISTA BASIC

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shitty netbooks and slow computers.
    It was marketed for computers that couldn't handle it

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Vista was not broken, the computers did not handle it

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was honestly a great OS. I liked it and got a physical copy of Ultimate for free.
    >What went wrong
    What others have said. It was packaged with the worst hardware possible. People also b***hed that their shitty devices from the 90s didn't work with it. If you look back though, people b***hed about system requirements for XP as well upon release. Also, nobody understood UAC or caching it seems, so they hated both.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It works fine'ish unless you have an ATI or AMD card, the drivers are dogshit on Vista, it's not like they are much better on W7 or XP... they have the famous cursor corruption and that's just the taster.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The desktop animations are much smoother on Vista compared to W7 (classic theme), must be related to Windows timer, I noticed on XP the animations are also smoother.

      https://timerresolution.soft112.com/

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >enable mouse trails
        Holy shit I forgot all about doing this. There was a registry setting to enable it without actually showing the trails.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It works fine'ish unless you have an ATI or AMD card, the drivers are dogshit on Vista

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>Also the most broken piece of shit
    Not really. At least not that much more broken than any Windows is at launch, later with SP1 and updates it was just like any other Windows, aka shit.

    Main problem with Vista was that most people installed it on slow or unsupported hardware, that's where it got it's bad rep.
    It was the time when hardware was still advancing fast and things like 64bit, etc became truly mainstream, so driver issues and related also existed.

    Think, around that time, most games from that period would not play on a 7 year old GPU, not even run, like Crysis (bad example but it's a well known title).
    Nowadays you can still play almost any game that comes out on a 7 year old GPU like a 1080.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it's
      its*

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nice image. I like it. I wonder if there's a lora for the contour of a crt screen.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      compare the quantum leap of games and graphics from 2000 to 2007 and of course Moore's law still screaming along at full speed vs 2016/17 to now. it's really not that impressive or mystifying that old gpus now are still viable vs the past.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, hence why people who don't remember or weren't around at that time have little understanding.

        Hardware from 2000 was extremely outdated by 2006
        These days a computer from 2018 still viable and will play even modern games.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Also the most broken piece of shit
    tell me you've never used vista without telling me you've never used vista

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What went wrong
    MS

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >aggressively inflexible UAC policy

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. People forget that 7 was easily made a lot less restrictive. Going from XP to 7 wasn’t that bad but if you had vista in the meantime, you had to deal with million different things trying to railroad you more than the other two iterations.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. People forget that 7 was easily made a lot less restrictive. Going from XP to 7 wasn’t that bad but if you had vista in the meantime, you had to deal with million different things trying to railroad you more than the other two iterations.

      The true problem was all the XP shit that ran itself as admin.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. People forget that 7 was easily made a lot less restrictive. Going from XP to 7 wasn’t that bad but if you had vista in the meantime, you had to deal with million different things trying to railroad you more than the other two iterations.

      local GP you noob

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was definitely better and more responsive than anything 11 has to offer. Even 11's task manager is sluggish njow.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People are starting to realize computers were never fast until the early 2010s. They were fast for the normies until 5 years later.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Computers got faster, programs got slower. It's amazing what they were able to do with just 128MB of RAM, today even 16GB is often not enough if you multitasking production apps.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Sneedy Pie

        I'm really not running anything beyond basic consoomer stuff

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol, you never used 80's or 90's hardware with era appropriate software.

      Computers got faster, programs got slower. It's amazing what they were able to do with just 128MB of RAM, today even 16GB is often not enough if you multitasking production apps.

      128MB? Try 640k or 64k.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Can a 65c02 with 64k of RAM work with a GUI OS?
        I've been sorely tempted to build an 8-bit PC, either with a 65c02 or maybe a 65c816 - 64k of address space seems limited unless you rely on bank switching. Combining modern flash memory with 8-bit hardware (replacing ROM) could result in a very capable little system, with the appropriate supporting hardware.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Can a 65c02 with 64k of RAM work with a GUI OS?
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEOS_(8-bit_operating_system)
          http://toastytech.com/guis/c64g.html

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Can a 65c02 with 64k of RAM work with a GUI OS?
          You have no idea

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Can a 65c02 with 64k of RAM work with a GUI OS?
            I've been sorely tempted to build an 8-bit PC, either with a 65c02 or maybe a 65c816 - 64k of address space seems limited unless you rely on bank switching. Combining modern flash memory with 8-bit hardware (replacing ROM) could result in a very capable little system, with the appropriate supporting hardware.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            [...]

            >Can a 65c02 with 64k of RAM work with a GUI OS?
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEOS_(8-bit_operating_system)
            http://toastytech.com/guis/c64g.html

            Seems pretty neat, kinda like windows 3 or Mac OS. Any idea what kind of graphics hardware was used to make these screenshots?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >what kind of graphics hardware was used to make these screenshots?
            What

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            With 64kb of RAM and 512x424 resolution you're limited to 4 colours, maybe more with some palette frickery, but it's still going to be eating up most of your RAM unless you're using some kind of graphics hardware to handle rendering.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Theres very clearly more than 4 colors there

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            hence why I'm asking what kind of hardware this shit is being run on

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            http://www.symbos.de/
            Check out the documentation

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Looks like it was meant to run on an expanded Z80 system with multiple 64k banks for memory. While it's a great demonstration of what you can do with an expanded 8-bit system, it's well in advance of the typical 6502 system that usually only has 32k of RAM and ROM, minus some address space for bus operations.
            A command-line OS for a 6502 system would be more practical.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No, runs on a stock Amstrad CPC 6128, sure, it's 128k not 64k but no expansions needed.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I've been sorely tempted to build an 8-bit PC, either with a 65c02 or maybe a 65c816
          That's a computer not a PC then.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Windows 7 also did the window side stacking thing when pressing Super/Window + tab

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Never had problems with vista, always performed well for me. I did have a "high performance gaming laptop for over 1000€" though

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll never forget how magic it felt the first time I used that aero tile switcher. Coming from XP it really felt like the future. I miss it.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used Vista for 10 years and never had any issues, what was so wrong with it?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>The most prettiest
    good morning sir

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate vista with every fiber of my being. They removed all hardware acceleration from the gui for a transparent window gimmick.

    Also, a lot of the new apis in vista are incredibly moronic in design. Take SetFileInformationByHandle for example, who designed that api was brain damaged.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Take SetFileInformationByHandle for example, who designed that api was brain damaged.
      That's a bog standard wrapper for a NtSetInformation* style of function.
      If you're gonna complain about new APIs in Vista, complain about the IFileDialog COM bullshit. COM is a cancer and there's no reason for anyone to implement stuff in COM.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The problem with SetFileInformationByHandle is that they designed the interfacing structs to exactly mirror the ones of NtSetInformation. But the NtSetInformation structs are designed in an awkward way due to kernel boundary constraints, user mode does not have those constraints so copying the NtSetInformation structs is incredibly moronic. Basically, the user mode structs should use pointers to strings, rather than embedding the strings into the structures.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>Also the most broken piece of shit
    >What went wrong
    Well you see, it really wasn't. As much as current any windows. The vast majority of issues were immature drivers and shitty hardware.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nah, it had an ugly design

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The most prettiest Windows has ever looked
    why would you choose from different types of shit, when you can install Linux and have flowers to admire?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it's the year 2006, you can choose between windows vista, or fedora core 6 with compiz

      which way, ye abject homosexuals

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I ran both.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >vista couldn't do window transparency without high end specs
        >linux made the desktop 3d and exploding windows on a toaster

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I never understood the appeal of the compiz cube.
        The smooth transitions between desktops were great, tho.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm so glad to read my IQfy bros itt

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >umm actually vista was fine, people were just trying to run it on shitty hardware
    Can someone link me to the youtbe video all these gays are parroting? Nobody said this until recently

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just look at the core differences of 7 and Vista you dumb homosexual, 7 is just a skin of Vista

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Nobody said this until recently
      Bullshit. Working freelance IT at the time, it was the pane of my existence back then.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >windows vista
        >the pane of
        (You) deserve some recognition for that one.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Nobody said this until recently
      https://desuarchive.org/g/search/text/vista%20hardware/order/asc/

      >IQfy archive
      >2010
      >straight copy paste:

      >Vista 64 is reliable and has plenty of driver support.(it sucked when it first came out, it's a lot better now).

      >Vista was fine. You just couldn't run it because you had shit hardware.

      >People complained about Vista didn't know shit about computers.
      >They thought upgrading their Windows XP machine to Vista with shitty hardware would make their PC run fast.
      >They didn't know that the newer OS needed newer hardware.
      >Thus people put off Vista as slow.

      >Do you know why everyone was all "LOL VISTA IZ A RAM HOG I ONLY HAVE 20MB OF RAM FOR LIMEWIRE AND ITUNES TO RUN IN" when Vista is released? It's because they don't know that the OS uses that space to store frequently accessed shit to improve performance a bit, and that the OS will free that space the moment a program wants to use it.

      >HP hardware runs from really, REALLY shitty laptops trying to run Vista on the 768 MB of RAM left after their shit integrated graphics has stolen the rest

      >All really fricking awful. Vista's biggest issue was the certification program that led to single core machines with 1gb of RAM being sold as ready to run.

      I could go on but you get the point.
      You look really stupid right now, newfriend zoomie.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to run a debloated Vista on an Inspiron 4000, which had a PIII 850 MHz and 512 MB RAM with a 12 GB hard drive.
    It ran about as well as XP did, which I guess is saying a long since Vista was supposed to perform horribly by comparison, but it really was fine. There were significant improvements in the search/taskbar, Explorer was nicer to use, and overall it felt like a solid upgrade from XP. Maybe I got lucky, I never had to deal with printers or other bullshit, but everything on my laptop built in the year 2000 worked fine with Vista.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Broken
    How was it broken? It worked flawlessly for me

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A former Windows dev said that from the crash telemetry they know about 50% of all Vista crashes were due to buggy Nvidia drivers that took Nvdia more than a year after Vista's release to fix. By the time Nvidia finally shipped a working driver, Vista's reputation was thoroughly ruined.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Improved vastly with Win7. I'm still using it.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Vista soul

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Vista SP2 was rock solid.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Windows wanted to make an OS that was truly ambitious for its time - but ran out of funds and time during the dev cycle.

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    Windows Longhorn - The windows that never was.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >inb4 hurr durr awful design ewww fonts
      this is from 2003

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Real

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Vista didn't break lol. It got released in 2007 and by the time you upgraded to windows 7 (2009) you had your shit hardware replaced by then.
    You had XP with ddr1 512 memory, and a pata port hdd with 20mbps, of course it fricking performed like shit since you didn't disable file indexing on windows after you just migrated all your junk gigabytes of XP use.
    By the time windows 7 came out you already had a sata 2.6/3 device so it worked flawlessly with windows 7's indexing which is active by default. surprisingly enough a windows vista ERA device I had when upgraded to windows 7 would actually perform worse, that is since windows 7 is actually bloated so I just downgraded to vista and all my tablet PC functionality basically just werked.

    of course that goes without saying, get a windows 7-era device and install windows 8, chances are it won't even work properly, and years later you buy a windows 10 device and argue why "10 is better than 7" no that's just a hardware difference. you tried chucking the cutting edge operating system on a fricking old sata 1 hardware, that's like putting windows 11 on a sata 2.0 hard disk instead of using a fricking nvme/pcie/ssd

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    And that starter basic premium business enterprise ultimate shitshow (not to mention upgrade box versions)

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    vista is the absolute nadir of UI design.
    these sharp gradients to mimick lighting from above, making everything look chrome is most horrid style for a user interface.
    Give me a proper retro aesthetic.
    Give me skeuomorphisms.
    Give me flat colors and minimalism.
    Give me minimalism with soft drop shadows and highlights,
    but for the love of god keep this visual diarrhea away from me.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What did you think of Windows 7 UI?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        slight improvement over vista. not by much. Still does Aero design, just better.
        Same with how win10 was a slight an aesthetic upgrade over win8 despite following the same design language.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I doubt you ever used Vista in your life zoomer Black person.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    people were stupid i loved vista, more than 7 even. i used to own a laptop (rest in peace) on which i had installed vista and the ricing was pretty nuts for minimum effort even.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Also the most broken piece of shit
    OS itself was fine, the drivers just sucked for a long time and the requirements were too low.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >newbies itt don't remember the pain of buggy audio drivers for xp

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't remember the sound card I was using on XP but on Vista I had a ton of problems and had to get a new one.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That was normally the case, the audio subsystem changed radically from XP to Vista (HW abstraction layer gone). Audio drivers were no longer running in kernel space, instead they started running in userspace. This had the benefit that if an audio driver was buggy and crashed it only brought down the userspace process, not the entire kernel, that's why drivers had to be completely rewritten. Of course this lead to a myriad of other symptoms like DirectAudio being gone and losing 3D audio effects from games that used that API.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >(HW abstraction layer gone)
          That's wrong though. Why does this meme constantly pop up? The drivers and API to access hardware acceleration for audio was changed, hence why a lot of older drivers broke, Creative even made hardware accelerated drivers for Vista and up, but never finished them since it was easier for them to just go the CPU and software route than to make drivers for each audio chipset they had.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >DirectAudio
          No such thing

          >That was normally the case, the audio subsystem changed radically from XP to Vista (HW abstraction layer gone).
          Uhm...

          >Windows Vista features a completely re-written audio stack based on the Universal Audio Architecture. Because of the architectural changes in the redesigned audio stack, a direct path from DirectSound to the audio drivers does not exist.[8] DirectSound, DirectMusic and other APIs such as MME are emulated as WASAPI Session instances. DirectSound runs in emulation mode on the Microsoft software mixer. The emulator does not have hardware abstraction, so there is no hardware DirectSound acceleration, meaning hardware and software relying on DirectSound acceleration may have degraded performance. It's likely a supposed performance hit might not be noticeable, depending on the application and actual system hardware. In the case of hardware 3D audio effects played using DirectSound3D, they will not be playable; this also breaks compatibility with EAX extensions.[9]

          >Third-party APIs such as ASIO and OpenAL are not affected by these architectural changes in Windows Vista, as they use IOCtl to interface directly with the audio driver. A solution for applications that wish to take advantage of hardware accelerated high-quality 3D positional audio is to use OpenAL. However, this only works if the manufacturer provides an OpenAL driver for their hardware.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            -party APIs such as ASIO and OpenAL are not affected by these architectural changes in Windows Vista, as they use IOCtl to interface directly with the audio driver. A solution for applications that wish to take advantage of hardware accelerated high-quality 3D positional audio is to use OpenAL. However, this only works if the manufacturer provides an OpenAL driver for their hardware.
            That's what I was talking about in

            >(HW abstraction layer gone)
            That's wrong though. Why does this meme constantly pop up? The drivers and API to access hardware acceleration for audio was changed, hence why a lot of older drivers broke, Creative even made hardware accelerated drivers for Vista and up, but never finished them since it was easier for them to just go the CPU and software route than to make drivers for each audio chipset they had.

            Who created OpenAL? Creative. They even did a few drivers that supported hardware audio for some of their cards on Vista and up, but quickly went the software way instead, simply because it was more cost effective and easier, plus CPUs could already handle it.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I swear, if a single anon talk about "frutiger aero" shit here...
    Not a SINGLE PERSON called this style this name. It was just aero, and it was for these glossy effects.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nah, this is the worst Windows aesthetic by far.

    I'm glad Aero is gone, even modern Windows 10 flatshit is better.

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sad that OpenAL hardware died out. Creative made it difficult to implement third-party drivers without going through hoops. Even OpenAL Soft is a mess.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly irrelevant with modern CPUs. AMD tried to push it with their TrueAudio GPU audio acceleration but even that didn't take off outside of some console games.

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