Originally Posted by Makaveli213
Sorry dont believe it. If it is ME II then why were so many licenses already sold. Why is it gaining in market share while XP is dropping. Maybe not to the numbers that were expected but having over 10% right now compared to the 3% they had at release is a increase.
1. more PC's are being sold these days
2. just about every computer sold comes with Vista
3. Microsoft won't make DirectX 10 available on XP
All Microsoft is doing is creating bigger resource-hogs, which look prettier.
With each OS release, security holes are created all over the place, which it then has to fix
Then, they create something that will not allow people to use newer programs on their older OS's (DirectX 10), to force the rest over to their new OS
There's nothing wrong with DirectX 9.0c, or even OpenGL. Plus, there's no technical reason DirectX 10 won't work on XP - there was going
to be, but thanks to Nvidia, that's changed. And I strongly suspect that Microsoft were deliberately setting out to make DirectX 10 incompatible with XP.
It's not that Microsoft can't make DirectX 10 for XP. It's that they won't.
Yes, I've used Vista. Yes, XP was buggy when it was released, but not nearly as buggy as Vista. XP was built on Windows 2000, which was (and still is) pretty stable. Vista is just a whole lot different. And different does not mean better.
Yes, a lot of the bugs can be fixed in Vista. But XP is still much, much less buggy right now
. And it's faster.
Macintosh seems to have absolutely no problem with upgrading its OS's. They don't rebuild their whole OS, just so that it's different. They keep their existing OS, and improve it. And by improve, that actually means improve. Not just change.
How long have Macintosh been sticking to OS X? And it's still being used and improved today.
No, I'm not a Mac fanboy. And no, I don't think OS X is always better than Microsoft's OS's. But it has a much better way of updating its OS's.