I’ve been using Windows Vista the past couple days after I received my copy from Microsoft in the mail. My biggest gripe has been driver support for some legacy hardware that is perfectly capable. It seems that driver support on vista is going to be a bear and is going to frustrate a lot of people. I’ve ran into 3 instances so far where I can’t use hardware that I already own.
- Logitech USB headset 200 does not work under vista at all
- Logitech USB Keyboard Elite does not work fully under Vista
- I have not been able to get my Griffin Powermate to work under vista
When people’s hardware doesn’t work, it frustrates them and everyone is going to be crying “I want XP back”, which i’m already starting to do. If these vendors can’t get drivers out, people are going to start saying that vista sucks and telling all their freinds. Some people may say, switch to linux, but that is a whole different issue all together when it comes to hardware support. I love linux and all, but there will always be issues with hardware support as drivers have to be reverse engineered since most hardware manufacturers don’t release drivers for linux. Everyone be fore warned that some of your old hardware may not work as expected if you move to vista, or not work at all.
[tags]windows, windows vista, hardware, vista support, support, compatability[/tags]