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Even though I’m sure you’ve seen this before, I can’t help but laugh every time I see this video of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs fighting through OS supremacy. My favorite line is Bill Gates saying “What is this music? It sounds like baby music.” Haha… And the Finder breakdown is hilarious too.

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Windows Vista has been continually bashed on the internet by a lot of people because it is,

a) Different than XP

b) Incompatible, because hardware manufacturers did a poor job of supporting it from the start, even though more hardware manufacturers supported it than did XP when it was released

And so over the past year people have posted articles on how to Upgrade to XP from Windows Vista or why you should switch to mac or etc… I don’t love Microsoft and I don’t hate Apple. I have used OSX and Ubuntu extensively and even have them set up on partitions on my home desktop because every operating system has strengths and weaknesses. But one operating system has stood out in reliability and features from both of the others and that OS is Vista.

It dosen’t crash, apps don’t lock up, I never have to restart, tons of apps run in the background for me doing various things and it just keeps on going. Perhaps my system is just abnormally stable or something but Vista really is a great OS and it goes toe to toe with OSX on every feature and capability. It is taboo to say something like that but I’ll put it out there. I still think OSX is better for the average user, but for power users there is no better OS than Vista.

My stint of Vista uptime ended last night when I restarted to install Vista SP1 and so the time ended at 16d 21h and 27s. SP1 is even faster than before and some of the upgrades are awesome. I highly doubt I’ll be restarting anytime soon.

 My Google Desktop uptime gadget tracks the time since last reboot

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