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Windows Vista

Discussion in 'General Business' started by Rapesco, Jan 30, 2007.

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    I know its early as its just come out but has anyone bought Windows Vista? if so what are your first impressions of it?
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  2. commandos

    commandos Notable Member

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    i only saw a preview on cnn it seem coool

    but i also heard its very heavy on pc ...
     
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    iatbm Prominent Member

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    It is heavy on environment also....Vista will kill our planet .... no really it uses much more resources than anything else. You install Vista and it is like you drive big truck to get yogurt from the store ....
     
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    zeynelkoc Active Member

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    I am using vista rc2 above 4 months and I have free vista upgrade. (thanks to HP:)) now I am wainting my free upgrade cds

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    ServerUnion Peon

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    Love is, been using it for a while now with no issues. Yes it's a big install, yes it takes a newer machine to run, but overall I have found it to be better performing than XP on a viable machine.

    I don't really think it's worth the upgrade, but I would get it on any new machine I buy. My thought is that if it's time to upgrade the OS, you should upgrade the hardware with it.

    Another Vista Thread

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    giovanni Peon

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    I hope you phoned them first as thats what you need to do.
     
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    I've had it for a bit, since the company has access to MSDN. The OS is very stable, and is just pleasant overall. One misconception is it requires a high end pc to run. The two things you need is a powerful video card, and about 1 GB of RAM.
     
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    Well according to Toms Hardware it only uses 1W more power. (Take that for what it is worth...)

    In any case it doesn't seem as if Vista provides any performance increase so unless you want the new look or need DirectX 10 then you should stick with XP for a while yet.
     
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    I am thinking of a major hardware upgrade this year to my workstation, but I am not certain if Vista is the right way to go.

    Other than some legacy pre XP windows programs, Civ IV and NoteTab Pro, I do not use anything for which there is not a viable open source alternative that will run on Linux or OS-X. And , increasingly, I think virtual machines are the way to go to handle those legacy programs. The net result is the OS is not nearly as important as its ability to host VMs.

    Eye candy and aero do not interest me. The first thing I would do would be to dumb down the interface to one which consumes the least possible amount of memory and processing time. In fact, I would try to revert back to a legacy Windows interface.

    I would probably uninstall all the widgets. I would definitely uninstall any IM clients that come with the system, and all media center software. I would do everything I could to shut down the MS security system and helper applets. I would do everything to make it look, feel and work like my current XP install, which itself has all the cool XP features removed.
     
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    Vista is not worth the 5 years it's taken since XP. Seriously. It's all cosmetic. Mac-OS is still way ahead of the game. Just a shame about incompatibility.
     
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    There are more issues with Vista than with prior Microsoft operating systems.

    If you are a system builder, like myself, you can buy the OEM version of Vista, but this is licensed to the specific motherboard on which it is intsalled. It cannot be installed to another machine and you cannot upgrade the motherboard. This is discussed in detail at Ars Technica

    There will also be none of this buy one copy for myself and also install it on my wife's computer. You need to buy one copy of Vista per machine.

    Also, the upgrade version of Vista will not install on a machine which does not already have XP or Windows 2000 installed on it. This is discussed in another Ars article. This means that you cannot do a clean install of the upgrade version of Vista unless you install first XP and W2K and you can never wipe your drive and reinstall the Vista upgrade at a future date unless you first install XP and W2K.
     
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    bigrollerdave Well-Known Member

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    It would have came out a while ago but everyone keeps suing them. They were sued by norton for providing an anti-virus built into the os. Then they were sued by google for making the default search bar default to msn in Internet Explorer 7. There is still no reason for them to take 6 years to make it though.
     
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    I haven't yet, but my friend has.. He was first in line at the store. :S
     
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    One copy per machine, that isn't anything new.
    Update means just that "upgrade", not reinstall.


    I have noticed that boot and shutdown of not only the computer but applications is much faster. Seems to handle resource intesive applications better: Visual Studio, PhotoShop, IIS, MS SQL Server...
     
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    Have you used Vista? I'm probably guessing not.
     
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    I will probably wait a little while before purchasing. I still have been playing with the beta using a virtual server.
     
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    The main thing that bothers me is how they are forcing it upon everyone. Gamers like myself don't want to do a massive upgrade just to play a few of the newer games, but they are going out of their way to make DirectX 10 incompatible with XP. From what I've heard, there is no technological reason for, it's just to make more money.
     
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    Do you have any sources of this info. Dont believe everything you read on some hater's blog ;)
     
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    I installed it! It is awesome. I didn't like it at first but after a couple hours it turned out to be OK. It is totaly different.
     
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    Your friend needs to get a life if he lined up to buy an OS.
     
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