updated 03:20 pm EST, Tue January 30, 2007
Vista's "most annoying"
PC Magazine has listed the nine "most annoying" features of Microsoft's new Windows Vista operating system. Vista's inability to determine the source of actions believed to pose a security threat couples with some features 'floating' in space to annoy reviews editor Lance Ulanoff. Even changing the date and time in Windows Vista requires several steps that end with a required user confirmation, according to Ulanoff, and little has changed deep down in the operating system with regard to the good and the bad. "You can always drill down in Vista's settings to find familiar controls, but I have to wonder why confusing divisions among the settings for the Windows Desktop ('Color and Appearance,' 'Desktop Backgrounds,' and 'Themes') remain." Confusion with "All Programs," a lack of serial support, and late-to-the-game driver preparation accompany questions with no answers and a switch in the bundled games to make up the top nine annoyances.