If you are a Microsoft customer it is likely that you have upgraded to the new operating system Microsoft Vista. Unfortunately there are some downsides to using this particular operating system.
There is some criticism regrading the Digital Rights Management technology. This is a feature that is designed to stop the copying of digital media. However that is not the only complaint users have had with Microsoft Vista.
Vista may come with all the bells and whistles of a brand new operating system. However these features and benefits are not relevant when the operating system in question is not compatible with your existing hardware and/or software. When push comes to shove all the features and benefits that Vista offers do not make up for the fact that some users cannot perform simple tasks.
There is no doubt that Microsoft will eventually create a fix for the numerous problems users are having with Vista. However this will take time. When the issues are resolved users will have to go online and download patches for their system. This can be a lengthy and frustrating process.
Microsoft Vista is everywhere. New computers come with this operating system already installed. If you have an older computer it is likely that you purchased and updated your operating system when a new version of Windows came out. Few people take the time to think about what a new operating system can offer them and what problems it may cause.
Due to the issues customers are having with Vista Dell Computers has decided that they will give their customers the opportunity to choose between Windows XP and Vista. Vista may or may not be the right operating system for you. If you have not installed it yet do some research on the technical problems you may face before you do so.