You gotta love it. This article from Microsoft seems to indicate that if Vista is running slow, it is you the user who is to blame. Yes sir, you installed to many programs, downloaded to much stuff. Heck, you even had the nerve to install an anti-virus and anti-spyware software on your system. You obviously didn’t read the fine print in the EULA. The first statement says it all:

Optimize Windows Vista for better performance

No matter how fast or shiny computers might be when they are new, they all seem to get slower over time. That state-of-the-art PC you bought last year might not feel like such a screamer after you install a dozen programs, load it with antispyware and antivirus tools, and download untold amounts of junk from the Internet. The slowdown might happen so gradually you hardly notice it, until one day you’re trying to open a program or file and wonder, “What happened to my poor PC?”

The article goes on to state some secret tips on how to improve performance, that is usually not shared with the public. Secret tips that some of us computer guru’s have been using for years, but have never divulged with anyone expect with other guru’s. It’s kind of like the secret code between magicians. We usually take these to our deaths. But Microsoft has no loyalty to our art and thus has spilled the beans on all of the secret stuff.

Some of the secrets are:

Delete programs you no longer use, limit how many programs start up, clean up your hard disk, defrag you hard disk,  Turn off visual effects [isn’t that why you bought Vista for in the first place!] and other dribble.

Comments welcome.

Full article is here.

The one quote I enjoyed reading was from Gizmo Richards:

It’s the Safest Version of Windows Ever
This is the third reason in Microsoft’s 100 reasons campaign. With Microsoft’s poor track record in security, that’s not saying much. Vista’s User Account Control, the great new security feature here, is about as well-thought out as Bush’s invasion of Iraq. 

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