Vista Nags, Bugs and the Reader’s ExperienceSeptember 1, 2007
To these annoyances, add the serious that have forced me to reboot the system
three four times in the last three weeks. Never knowing if the system will actually work definitely puts a damper on my reading and other tasks, and being forced to work around the problem by waiting for a full shutdown/restart cycle every time I use the machine isn’t a whole lot better.
These apparently aren’t isolated incidents, as evidenced by the many frustration-filled discussions of . The upcoming SP1 update is supposed to address certain sleep-related issues, but I would be very surprised if the fundamental interface design problems are ever fixed.
So is the bloom off the rose on Vista and the X61T? Yes. I haven’t thrown it out the window yet, but I am sometimes sorely tempted. It’s a shame, because actually reading ebooks is a pleasure on this machine but software problems are tarnishing the experience.