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Ed Bott Fixes Vista

Ed Bott has written an article that walks us through some steps on repairing Windows Vista and getting it up to speed. This is a great read for anyone who owns a Sony Vaio laptop with Vista installed and is cursing how slow it is. He make the point that the problems with Vista on this laptop have nothing to do with the Operating System itself but has to do with the substandard drivers and the crapware that Sony have installed on it, a point I've been making for a while now. I have a Sony laptop running Windows XP, it's not running XP because I hate Vista it's just because the machine is 3 years old :). XP is terrible on it when it is rebuilt simply because of the amount of junk Sony put on it. It takes me a good 3 hours to get it up to speed and another hour to get the lateset drivers found and installed. Ed talks about not wanting this free stuff and I completely agree with him. I don't want Norton or the Office trial and I always remove the Vaio's media playing software. We should be able to choose if we want this stuff installed when we create the recovery discs. Sony make fantastic hardware but the fill it so full of rubbish that to the average user the OS seems terrible.

In the current environment were Apple are shipping machines, not that many granted but enough to keep themselves in a healthy profit, based partly on perceived weaknesses in Vista the OEM partners need to start removing the crapware from their machines and start shipping the most up-to-date drivers they can. It's in their interest to ensure that Vista performs flawlessly out of the box and this just isn't happening at the moment. I've said it before and I will again, Microsoft need to build their own machines. Microsoft software on optimized hardware will put to bed the idea that the OS is weak and will highlight the weaknesses in the vendors products. I know I would buy a Microsoft machine in the blink of an eye afterall I bought a Macbook.
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