This guy has turned from a fairly balanced geek into an absolutely opinionated ass. In his latest blog entry he installed the beta version of Windows Vista Service Pack 1, and then complains because it hosed his machine, it booted to a black screen - which strangely I've heard no other reports of. What do you think the beta means Chris?
He's been ranting for months about Windows Vista failing in the market, why? All because he had some issues when he first got it - his printer didn't have drivers. My 10 year old Deskjet works fine! May be you should shop around for printers that have solid driver support for multiple platforms.
Some of his readers/viewers point out to him the stupidity of his ways, and counter the XP/Apple fanboyism creeping into his stuff.
G.J.Edwards wrote about his experience with Windows Vista:
I have absolutely no idea what all you people are talking about. In April this year I bought a relatively inexpensive Compaq laptop pre-loaded with Vista Home Premium, I THINK IT IS BRILLIANT, everything works very well, the built in security features gives me a lot of confidence and the step-by-step operating instructions are clear and well thought out.
The updates download automatically without any problems and I have downloaded numerous programmes e.g. open office and Picasa without any trouble.
I think that "the average PC user" like myself just want something that works, whereas the Anoraks want to find problems so they can write about it.
Then Gordon points out about warning Pirillo about installing beta software on a production machine (common sense).
Chris, I watched you install that BETA version of Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista on your Ustream.tv web site live.
I questioned your actions in live chat about installing beta software on a production Windows Vista computer at that time, yet you ignored my comment in live chat.
You lost credibility, Chris, since beta software was not meant for use on a stable production Windows Vista machine.
I also have no doubts what-so-ever that Chris provided no useful feedback to Microsoft about this, people like this shouldn't be allowed pre-release copies of Microsoft software, because obviously they don't get it, nor the point of a beta program.
I think Windows is in huge huge huge trouble.
Pirillo, get real, 90% market share, that's huge huge huge trouble? Windows Vista is the best operating system to date, and tens of millions of people agree.