Was Windows Vista THAT bad?


  1. bobsobol

    bobsobol8 horas atrás

    I loved Vista, and Windows 7 wasn't Windows 7 at all, but Window Vista SP3. The worst thing about Vista, by that point, was the reputation it had acquired, and I kept arguing that XP, at release was pretty bad compared to Windows 2000 with up-to-date service packs, and XP SP2 actually got *worse*!!! So, yea, I resented having to re-buy Windows Vista to get SP3. You look at the differences between Vista SP2 and Windows 7, and they're considerably less than between XP SP2 and SP3. The rebrand was exactly that. It was a necessary marketing gimmick. However, I still feel a little fleeced by it. I adopted Vista early, loved UAC, loved the fact that *lazy* users got annoyed by all the UAC dialogues when they were doing ridiculously insecure things with their computer, because it made them reconsider their behaviour. I'd been using Commodos' equivalent for XP for a while, and because I was used to needing to sudo, doas, or some graphical equivalent on POSIX OS for years, and hated the fact that *every* XP app seemed to need you to be logged in as a local admin with full rights **and** internet access... (something you should never give a user app, let alone a full-screen entertainment app, such as video games, which were the worst offenders) It made users *complain* to software vendors for doing this to them. (which they should have been doing for years) Vista was incredibly stable, for me, and perhaps because I'd already been used to isolating apps in safe non-root environments, with only the access they *really* needed, rather than what they *wanted* me to give them. UAC didn't bother me, and I wasn't beyond changing the XML trust file / resource in a PE executable to make it play nice with UAC etc. It utilised my x64 processor and more than 3.5Gig of RAM as it should, and which **no** version of Windows XP would do. (there was an x64 version of XP, but it sucked ass **hard**, and didn't run either x86 or x64 apps well, leading most people to stick to the x86 version and burn the last half gig of a 4 gig system, or fight with PAE extensions which didn't work well) I also used it for reverse software engineering with Olly Debug, and would actually correct things in XP binaries which were **not** open-source and just written **wrong** to begin with. So many developers seemed to be ignoring Microsofts' style guidelines because XP had just been the only thing worth testing your software on for so long, and if it worked; Who cares if you're breaking the rules, right? Again, we had Power Users back in Windows 2000 to get around needing low-level access to DVD burners and promiscuous networking and DMA access for accelerated graphics and such... But, no; They insisted you be a local admin or they wouldn't run. There was **no need** for that behaviour, and the fact that that culture existed was only the slightest bit Microsofts' fault, and **none** of Windows Vistas' fault for doing it *correctly*. It's indignation at these poorly written programs was entirely righteous, and justified. I *did* get rid of the widget bar, and replace it with Konfabulator, (later Yahoo! widgets) which also worked just fine on XP, and whose widgets were easily portable from Mac Dashboard ones. Incidentally, side-bar widgets from Vista could still be installed as desktop widgets in Windows 7, for a while. I did disable the pre-caching, because it was *too* heavy, and *did* lead to me not having enough free memory at times, and that was tuned down in Windows 7 so that the disabling wasn't necessary, but I still tend to disable on Windows 10 when it *still* annoys me. But it's optional, right? If you don't like it, turn it off. I also turn of the "tiling" when you bump windows to a side of the screen, which Vista introduced, and lives on in Windows 10. I still turn back **on** the underlines on hotkeys for menu items. User preference for, the, win!

  2. THO games

    THO games17 horas atrás

    Nice segway into the sponsor message there…

  3. John Derry

    John Derry21 hora atrás


  4. Jason Edwards

    Jason Edwards2 dias atrás

    I think Windows Vista is a released beta version of Windows 7.

  5. Tank R.

    Tank R.3 dias atrás

    Yes. Yes it was. Vista was 7: R&D Edition. They released a buggy OS and collected reports to fix the next release. I will give that towards EoL they fixed a number of issues, and aero is pretty neat(seriously, if you havent tried it, hit win+tab, youre welcome). But yes, Vista was as bad as we all remember. Period. End of story. Side rant: Why the fuck is there 4 links that all go to the exact same power settings?!?!?!

  6. ZephrOli

    ZephrOli3 dias atrás

    Windows Vista on an Inspiron is great, Windows Vista is literally my favourite OS

  7. Subwoofers Bassin

    Subwoofers Bassin3 dias atrás

    When shit hits the fan

  8. Edward Aquilina

    Edward Aquilina3 dias atrás

    The video is excellent, the studio lighting is better :)

  9. News Now News News

    News Now News News3 dias atrás

    Linus blames everyone but Microsoft :\

  10. Matthew Lea

    Matthew Lea3 dias atrás

    Operating Systems now tend to be more functional. They tend not to go with visual appeal anymore.

  11. Kresimir Ivkovic

    Kresimir Ivkovic3 dias atrás

    You are happy like a child. Please install Linux and your happies never ending. In next video please.

  12. Psyonnix

    Psyonnix3 dias atrás

    Vista was and is the best.

  13. Ian Walker

    Ian Walker4 dias atrás

    Longhorn was intended to be a "semantically pivotable OS and GUI", backed onto a kind of SQL server... as a means of anticipating high volumes of data and better ways of not just organising that data, but utilising it in a kind of super AI ML DL way. Think fuzzy pivotable venn diagrams. MS failed because they TOOK the original idea and ran with it, without really 'grokking' the original intent. And thus couldn't implement a vision that was not really theirs in the first place. Paradise Lost... All because they did not want to acknowledge or pay the person with the vision(s) in the first place. Heck, they would rather pay cheap assed hackers a billion in cash for implementing tiny parts of the vision in a game... And rely on the MIISC (military industrial intelligence surveillance complex) to fill in the creativity gaps. Stolen fruit tastes sweet, but you just don't get the secret sauce no matter how hard you try... Stupid way to do business, but that is the 'freedom' we have these days, 'eh? Stupidity and greed leading us to an apocalypse via the 'free market' of 'liberal ideas' backed by 'religious freedoms'. Way to go 'market reformists'! Too many dollars, and not enough cents...

  14. Ian Walker

    Ian Walker4 dias atrás

    and if you want an os that simply screams inside say virtualbox, try nt4 workstation, in 4k no less, using tiny amounts of resources (less than linux) - great for task based work using old style apps - which just poop all over the modern variants (mostly)!

  15. Ian Walker

    Ian Walker4 dias atrás

    I liked vista, still do, and have often wondered why it was killed off. my echo chamber answered that it was maybe too secure for some types who like to peep and pry, for fun and profit, under the guise of national security...

  16. Israel Lai

    Israel Lai4 dias atrás

    Windows Mojave 🤔

  17. Israel Lai

    Israel Lai4 dias atrás

    Even now, Vista is still my favourite OS aesthetically speaking...

  18. Hiba Zreik

    Hiba Zreik4 dias atrás

    Vista worked perfectly on my laptop.

  19. TheYoungSeth

    TheYoungSeth4 dias atrás

    If you don't talk about vista bluescreening because of solitaire I hate you

  20. iRoXaR

    iRoXaR4 dias atrás

    Windows Vista.. I always loved it because of its name!

  21. Peter Brown

    Peter Brown4 dias atrás

    Windows Vista and Windows 2000 were a very good OS Systems I don't know why they were scaped I love Windows 2000 it was very fast and secured.

  22. Styx Zero

    Styx Zero5 dias atrás

    Tbh I regret ever changing from XP ---> Vista. Such a downgrade imo. I loved XP.

  23. OffOnOne

    OffOnOne5 dias atrás

    windows: Mojave apple: hmmm... can we borrow that idea thanks?

  24. Siddif

    Siddif5 dias atrás

    OffOnOne to be fair MS looked at Apples “aqua” interface and renamed it “aero” for vista

  25. Neolid

    Neolid5 dias atrás

    I never had an issue with Windows Vista.Was it heavy on the CPU and GPU? Yes. But it was a step forward and not always the industry is ready for change at the time a new product hits the market. Oh and best thing Vista gave us, awesome music. Check it out.

  26. Solid Oki

    Solid Oki6 dias atrás

    I loved windows vista i never had any problems with it as long as i kept up maintenance

  27. your normal everyday gamer

    your normal everyday gamer3 dias atrás

    Solid Oki me too

  28. アルフィー

    アルフィー6 dias atrás

    Tl; dr: ye.

  29. Twig

    Twig6 dias atrás

    When speaking of being bloated, windows 8 and 10 are far worse on that. Coming with non-removable software many people dont want or need.

  30. The jiro Network

    The jiro Network4 dias atrás

    YUUP. I really miss Pre-Windows 8 era bundled apps, or lack thereof. They only really came with what you needed to manage your PC and to get started. No candy crush saga or anything like that.

  31. Mechapaia Shilla

    Mechapaia Shilla6 dias atrás

    Windows Vista is yo

  32. Adriano Figueira

    Adriano Figueira7 dias atrás

    I've had tons of blue screens with that thing. Driver issues were a nightmare.

  33. Caio Vinícius Reis de Carvalho

    Caio Vinícius Reis de Carvalho8 dias atrás

    trying vista on my blade v6

  34. Jan Sten Adámek

    Jan Sten Adámek8 dias atrás

    The problem with Vista was not just with drivers, even Microsoft's own software was full of weird behaviour. I remember having no problems copying files from my Linux machine to two different Vista computers while they were unable to access each others shares (they saw them but were unable to open them). Until it started working about a month later. I never found out why. I had similar issues with network printers, one of these computers could access it only on every second boot. Again, very weird with no explanation but at least it was consistent that it was every second boot. And such surprises were common with Vista.

  35. Rare Noggin Stuff

    Rare Noggin Stuff9 dias atrás

    Windows Vista wasn't bad at all. I've always loved vista. Windows Me isn't terrible either. Windows 8 is another story though...

  36. ferret

    ferret8 dias atrás

    aka Windows 8DS haha

  37. 200K

    200K9 dias atrás

    yes... yes it is

  38. IT Semih

    IT Semih9 dias atrás

    I like windows vista. It works well on my 2005 windows xp laptop and im still using it

  39. Алекса Лаззар

    Алекса Лаззар9 dias atrás


  40. Márcio Gomes

    Márcio Gomes9 dias atrás

    Please make a video about UI. comparing Windows 7 x Windows 7 x IOs

  41. Furzzy the Fox

    Furzzy the Fox9 dias atrás

    windows vista, more like Windows CEMeNT

  42. Poralisium1337

    Poralisium133710 dias atrás

    Skeomorphism was the best in win vista

  43. ProductBasement

    ProductBasement10 dias atrás

    I miss gadgets

  44. Nathan Hardy

    Nathan Hardy11 dias atrás

    What is that monitor behind Linus at 0:59??

  45. soap mat

    soap mat11 dias atrás

    Vista was good but its heavy . The average hardware for that time cannot catch up .

  46. Jerrin Francis

    Jerrin Francis11 dias atrás

    Unfortunately Windows 10 updates feels like vista, buggy and there is no service packs

  47. Jerrin Francis

    Jerrin Francis9 dias atrás

    +Dion Perera How did you come at that conclusion?

  48. Dion Perera

    Dion Perera11 dias atrás

    if its buggy, you need a new computer

  49. Niels Vantilburg

    Niels Vantilburg11 dias atrás

    To be honest if you pc can barely run a os, you should get a different one.

  50. Matt Merrill

    Matt Merrill12 dias atrás

    Vista was horrible. Only thing that was good from it was the desktop gadgets

  51. akirasattari

    akirasattari12 dias atrás

    I think Windows vista is a solid os made my Microsoft 😉

  52. Edin Omeragic

    Edin Omeragic12 dias atrás

    I had vista on laptop for about 10 years and it was really stable OS, never had to reinstall or fix anything.

  53. Fade In

    Fade In5 dias atrás

    I've found that it works pretty well with laptops. My old laptop used to run Vista. It came with it.

  54. Spλ

    Spλ13 dias atrás

    It was shit

  55. D B

    D B13 dias atrás

    Thanks for the great MS Vista look back. It's funny how I got to see tech move from a landline 56k modem to cable modems. I remember using Windows 3.1 when we all used MS Dos. Windows 10 has come a long way. I just love it.

  56. billy ruiz

    billy ruiz13 dias atrás

    welcome im linus an idiot who tests old software on new hardware and claims it to not be a biased review ....no linus! win vista sucks i had 2 laptops and if u wnt ill send u one to prove just how bad the fking experience was u troll

  57. Ducknoodle

    Ducknoodle13 dias atrás

    The first Vista machine I worked on was so bugged by the UAC issue that none of the online solutions worked for it, I couldn't even reset it. I think that is the only PC I have ever given up on and said to take it back for a refund. (it was the same year they stopped shipping the OS disks)

  58. Elijah Ford

    Elijah Ford14 dias atrás

    Windows 7! Windows 7!

  59. uruk

    uruk14 dias atrás

    *OS idea club* No one: Windows developers: "An OS what makes your computer slower."

  60. uruk

    uruk14 dias atrás

    7:41: WHO IS THAT GIRL!? *WHO IS SHE!?!?*

  61. C u

    C u14 dias atrás

    I liked Vista had way over the specs it needed

  62. Jake Paul Sucks

    Jake Paul Sucks14 dias atrás

    I remember back 2007 when had Windows Vista my gaming PC, it was crashing while I playing online games.

  63. Charlie Blankenship

    Charlie Blankenship15 dias atrás

    Watching this on vista

  64. Black Foxy

    Black Foxy15 dias atrás

    i love vista more than dat shitty windows me

  65. WindowsChannelMorezky 29635 IND & ENG

    WindowsChannelMorezky 29635 IND & ENG15 dias atrás

    Yep , So Windows Vista Is S#!t

  66. error404uzb

    error404uzb15 dias atrás

    Nice software is Zver DVD i like very nice support for application very nice to game olsu

  67. Miguel Frontado R

    Miguel Frontado R16 dias atrás

    Vista breaks when you play solitaire. It can't even do solitaire well

  68. Tyson Edwards

    Tyson Edwards17 dias atrás

    That's quite the wobbly monitor you got there

  69. NoahBones 12

    NoahBones 1217 dias atrás

    I would take vista any day over Windows 8

  70. AeroRed YT

    AeroRed YT17 dias atrás

    Lol, if you ask me, Windows 7 is just a copy of Windows Vista but with bug fixes and a new desktop.

  71. HVideos

    HVideos18 dias atrás

    Windows Vista was terrible but it lead the way for Windows 7 which is one of the best Windows created

  72. Joshua Xue

    Joshua Xue19 dias atrás

    Im watching this on windows vista... 1 Like= 1 prayer

  73. Tuna The Pro

    Tuna The Pro19 dias atrás

    Maybe Vista needs more RAM to be installed like 8 GB

  74. Charles Aiden De Leon

    Charles Aiden De Leon19 dias atrás

    i like the intro

  75. Bill Johnson

    Bill Johnson20 dias atrás

    Only racists don’t like windows vista

  76. Adryzz

    Adryzz20 dias atrás

    I had a very good gpu and vista runs today (with that hw) very smoothly and i think that oem pc werent enough powerful to load vista. If you think on netbooks with win10 they runs smoothly because there isnt Windows Aero. PEOPLE WANTS LOW COST PC RUNNING VERY HEAVY SOFTWARE. THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE

  77. MKN-002 Punk

    MKN-002 Punk18 dias atrás

    Adryzz *eBay has joined the chat*

  78. Flipyap Crysis

    Flipyap Crysis20 dias atrás

    "Worst Windows launch ever." Hmmmm, I'm pretty sure Windows 10 is a contender....

  79. Flipyap Crysis

    Flipyap Crysis20 dias atrás

    I think I was one of the only people that loved Vista. I still love Vista, it was a badass OS to me back in the day.

  80. REALDualDesertEagle

    REALDualDesertEagle20 dias atrás

    I'll stick with Windows 7 as long as I can or until there's a new PROPER Windows. And if Microsoft keeps making crap like Windows 10 I might aswell switch to Linux and run a virtual Windows just for gaming.

  81. Strawcolate

    Strawcolate20 dias atrás

    yes lol

  82. Mr Banana

    Mr Banana20 dias atrás

    Back before this were being optimised for touch screens. Also, I had Windows me, so maybe that's why I don't feel so salty about it

  83. Darrell Beard

    Darrell Beard21 dia atrás

    You're right, Vista was ahead of it's time. Because of Vista, I learned more cuss words sooner than I should have!

  84. xThe BestYTx

    xThe BestYTx21 dia atrás

    Windows Vista Can’t even play Solitaire

  85. IbraCadabra09

    IbraCadabra0921 dia atrás

    UI of Vista is the best ever.

  86. Michael Shuster

    Michael Shuster21 dia atrás

    Was Windows THAT bad

  87. Magnus Nilsen

    Magnus Nilsen21 dia atrás

    Windows Mojave and Mac OS Mojave

  88. FurryFace

    FurryFace21 dia atrás

    ubic-quitis ? wtf is that ?

  89. FurryFace

    FurryFace21 dia atrás

    good example with the popups , made me Laugh , like win 7 ultimate , are you sure you wanna do this or that ? , Yessss Fuck off !

  90. FurryFace

    FurryFace21 dia atrás

    Really 2007 ? shit i'm Old , lol

  91. FurryFace

    FurryFace22 dias atrás

    i'm not surprised , its Really not that bad , ME on the other hand was total Crapola !

  92. FurryFace

    FurryFace22 dias atrás

    ha ! looks like a Dell Optiplex , i got the GX620 with XP Pro on it right now

  93. FurryFace

    FurryFace22 dias atrás

    no it wasn't , some systems won't install XP but Vista loads in , *Shrugs Shoulders* , i never found it slow or bloated , just saying

  94. KajiRider1997

    KajiRider199722 dias atrás

    want to use vista? just turn off wifi

  95. KajiRider1997

    KajiRider199722 dias atrás

    I'm keeping the vista sticker on this old laptop....

  96. Josh Rudnik

    Josh Rudnik22 dias atrás

    that intro was like a movie

  97. fake ttv julius yt

    fake ttv julius yt22 dias atrás

    10/10 intro

  98. James Hatfield

    James Hatfield23 dias atrás

    Not as bad as 10, but 2nd worst OS ever IMO

  99. Greatest Squrriel

    Greatest Squrriel24 dias atrás

    I like the Vista User interface. The Win10 Ui ar borring and simple...

  100. SayNoToErrors!

    SayNoToErrors!24 dias atrás


  101. Blake Hugh

    Blake Hugh25 dias atrás

    I used Vista. I liked it. The computer I had it on worked until it died because of a non-Vista issue. I used Windows 7 afterward, I liked it too. The jury is still out on Windows 10 as I've just been forced to upgrade my computer due to the death of the previous one due to old age. (or perhaps due to being an HP) And yet my HP calculators from the 1970s and early 80s still work...

  102. Julian Paul

    Julian Paul25 dias atrás

    not as bad as Windows 8, the operating system that couldn't decide if it was mobile or desktop urrrggghhh

  103. bobsobol

    bobsobol8 horas atrás

    +sheppardpat47 Actually, the "Embedded" version of Windows 10 (the one that works on ARM and RISC chips) is pretty lightweight, and if you're happy to move entirely into the "new world" of UWP apps (what we used to call "Metro" or "Modern UI" apps) then it's pretty snappy, and functional too. It's the people hanging on to classic Win32, and particularly the x86 version, apps which bloats Windows today. Most Linux / Unix, even Mac OS Mojave have dropped support for 32-bit applications these days. If development is active, the app can be rebuilt for x64 from source with little to no change at all. If not, you probably shouldn't be using it on a machine exposed to an internet connection. The native x86 version of Windows 10 isn't *too* flabby on disk, but it's big enough that you don't get much memory left from your maximum 3.5Gig. (unless you have an x86 system which will boot UEFI and use PAE properly, and they're few and far between)

  104. sheppardpat47

    sheppardpat4715 dias atrás

    +DynamiteDupree Don't upgrade to Windows 10, it's bloated asf.. Windows 8.1 is still awesome even today! I've got the same shitty experience than you with W10, in 2016, one fucking bsod per day..

  105. DynamiteDupree

    DynamiteDupree16 dias atrás

    I still run 8.1 on my gaming rig. Had a terrible experience with 10 at launch. Rendered my laptop unusable. Its better now but I've missed the free update window now.

  106. sheppardpat47

    sheppardpat4716 dias atrás

    Windows 8 was not good, but 8.1 was awesome and reliable

  107. PrograMed IP

    PrograMed IP25 dias atrás

    I remember when I was opening a gadget, and then not knowing how to close it back... Ah these childhood days! Like if you loved Windows Vista !!!!

  108. GuyFromLag - Uploading everything i want

    GuyFromLag - Uploading everything i want25 dias atrás

    Even Windows 10 is looking like cave man thing lol, i feel like it remakes Windows 95 (not 98) interface

  109. Eruption

    Eruption25 dias atrás

    Windows 8.1 pro a very good system. I like the Metro layer :)

  110. bu tre

    bu tre25 dias atrás

    vista was barely different than xp other than the UI. I think the big thing is that it had less support than xp without being x64 unless you built your own system I was a beta tester for 7 and I much preferred it to vista though never had any major issues with vista other than a bsod on boot problem well after I switched to w7 beta on my daily driver. it was definitely a step in the right direction, but windows 7 was an even bigger step. windows 8 was a little shuffle and 10 was a big fucking stride

  111. Collin The Tech Guy

    Collin The Tech Guy26 dias atrás

    I used to use vista as my first PC, and it worked just fine for my needs playing Minecraft 1.4 near the end of its life.

  112. Beldin 2

    Beldin 227 dias atrás

    I switched to Vista 64 when i played Age of Conan that was crashing all the time under a 32-bit system and at that time Vista already had its first (or second ?) service-pack i think, and i never understood all the hate against it. In the end i thought it was not really much different to Windows 7, the only notebal difference was 7 bootet faster. I also ordered Vist-64 for my development PC in my old company then, and stayed with it even for 2 years maybe after 7 was released.