Am I the only one who likes Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Ike, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Ike

    Ike Guest

    In personal computing I've left fingerprints on TRS, Apple II,
    Commodore, Atari, etc., and then Lisa and Mac. In PCs I went
    from DOS to W 3.1, 95, 98, and XP (missed ME and 2000), and have
    no experience with current Mac OS capabilities. I'm not a guru,
    but am no beginner...

    I like Vista Home Premium better than anything else I've used.
    There were a few rough spots, but to me it seems excellent.

    Perhaps I'm just lucky?
    Ike, Jun 10, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Same here. I like it. There are plenty of bugs, of course, and the
    expected teething problems associated with a new OS release in terms of lack
    of driver support, and software compatibility but for the most part
    everything works fine on this nearly 5 year old P4 / 1GB RAM system. It's
    set up in a multi boot with several installations of XP Pro, but I rarely
    boot into XP any more, only to access an old email or to keep it updated.
    Vista will continue to improve.
    Rock, Jun 10, 2007
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  3. No, you are not lucky nor are you the only one who likes Windows
    There is no such thing as luck, good or bad.
    Instead of luck, it is more what you make of a situation.
    You are simply a typical user looking at Vista without blinders.

    Many people like Vista and many such as myself have been successfully
    using Windows Vista for over 6 months.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jun 10, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    Luck has nothing to do with it. There is nothing wrong with Vista. You
    went to Vista with an open mind not expecting an "upgraded" XP.
    Most users are like you. Only the linux losers are making their last
    desperate effort at disturbing this ng.
    They have failed miserably.
    Frank, Jun 10, 2007
  5. I purchased a new Hp Pavilion a1730n with Vista Home Premium on it and don't
    regret switching from Xp to Vista. I've had some small issues here and
    there, but nothing worth getting upset about and usually doing some
    searching either here or on Google came up with solutions to my problems.

    Of course this is my opinion, and someone else may have had a different
    experience with vista. Maybe it has something to do with mine being
    purchased rather than built or upgraded to Vista, and I respect there
    options. I just wish the newsgroup could stay focused to helping those who
    are looking for answers instead of all the bickering about how Vista sucks
    or don't suck.

    David Mokeler, Jun 10, 2007
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    Val Guest

    I'm not ready to say I like it, nor am I ready to say I don't like it.

    Mostly, it's that it seems more different from XP than previous Windows
    versions were from their predecessors. Or it's just that I'm so used to how
    XP (in classic mode) works, and where you find things, that the transition
    is a bit rough.

    But it works fine on my newish Presario laptop, so far. Even some major
    apps that are a version or two behind current versions are working fine.

    Mostly, I'm just pissed off that they went around changing so many defaults
    for no apparent good reason, and hide more of the settings that experienced
    users need to/want to change. And so many things work just a bit

    The core OS could have gotten its rewrite for security improvements without
    having to revamp the user interface so much.

    Sheesh, it's just like going to WalMart. Where you saw something one week,
    it's not there the next. They move stuff around to get you to wander
    through the store more. It's a profit motive for WM - where the payoff for

    Val, Jun 10, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    Well stated! This is what most users encounter, find and say.
    That's the deal!
    Obviously, to so radically change things, MS had very good reasons.
    Good, thoughtful and truthful post.
    Frank, Jun 10, 2007
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    Tiberius Guest

    Ok good for you, but out of curiosity,
    Why do you like vista?
    Give me the reasons....

    thank you
    Tiberius, Jun 10, 2007
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    Rich Guest

    I like Vista Home Premium better than anything else I've used. There were
    No you are not, I love VISTA, solid, fast and easier to use

    This is not the universe of Vista users. It is a place where problems are
    stated and solutions sought.

    and ...

    if you sift thru the average problem distribution on any given day here you

    Apps not written to use VISTA correctly
    hardware with NO or non working drivers
    problems of not understanding how to use an OS in general or VISTA
    people who live to make their choice of OS 'SEEM' better by attempting to
    make VISTA "SEEM" worse ;)
    and goodness some real problems as well

    this group reflects the same trend in information sifting in general, there
    is lots of deliberate misdirection going on and its up to you to sort it
    out. What would the internet be without hackers? What would this group be
    without the information hackers? ;)

    You aren't lucky or alone you're in the MAJORITY so .. be happy

    PS BS changes nothing, it just makes a mess of the shoveler
    Rich, Jun 10, 2007
  10. Ike

    Rich Guest

    Why do you like vista?
    because you don't? .. I mean is there any better reason?

    wheelhouse .. ;)

    Rich, Jun 10, 2007
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    Tiberius Guest

    can i get an normal answer from the OP please?

    Tiberius, Jun 10, 2007
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    Tiberius Guest

    Mostly, I'm just pissed off that they went around changing so many
    Yet some people in here don't understand this...

    its sad...

    You know why they did this? Its a string of bad decisions because
    their intent was making vista different than xp, and they didn't have
    real improvements to give... in their struggle they made of mess of
    changing things that really had no meaning at all..
    yep.. there is vista for you...
    Tiberius, Jun 10, 2007
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    Rich Guest

    heh .. a NORMAL?

    you slipping?

    Rich, Jun 10, 2007
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    Tiberius Guest

    No Ritch.. vista is bad by design...

    My first and most important objection with it, is how they
    set up the gui, mainly the start menu, the search, the changes in
    some of the basic windows (like for example display where there is no more
    tabs but a stupid window with choises), the hidding of important
    menus and options,the inability to customize toolbars, the destruction of
    the DEFRAG interface, the choice of collors and fonts,
    did I say the hidding of features and options?

    Then we go to performance.. that is very bad even if you have compatible
    drivers. Its a FAT and SLOW OS making your PC perform overall at least as
    half of what it can with XP.

    The lack of drivers and program incompatibility will be solved with time..
    (THIS TOO SHOULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED), but the real problems that remain are
    the above.

    Now if you cannot see these vista problems, I suggest you have some

    and sorry to say this, but whoever uses vista and actually likes it
    MUST be stupid. What intelligent user would be blind to so many fundemental
    mistakes this OS has?

    Sorry.. but its true...
    Tiberius, Jun 10, 2007
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    Frank Guest

    Frank, Jun 10, 2007
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    Frank Guest


    Cut the crap you moron. Admit that you're lost in Vista and your friends
    (term used loosely) know more about it than you.
    Your personal opinion about Vista is very much in the minority.
    Get lemiux...they need a loser like you.
    Frank, Jun 10, 2007
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    Jane C Guest

    OK, call me stupid then ;-)

    Seriously, there are bugs and inconsistencies, but nothing that makes Vista
    unpleasant to use.
    As for things being done in a different way.....I actually prefer it. Makes
    me wonder if the Product Team had a Vulcan Mind Meld with my braincell ;)
    Jane C, Jun 10, 2007
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    Tiberius Guest

    Your personal opinion about Vista is very much in the minority.

    I never care what the majority thinks...
    I am clearly a universal free thinker... haven't you understood this?
    I think out of the box, with no limits and constraints... I seek the deeper
    truth behind all.
    Most of the time, I find it, or have things under research until I do
    eventually find the truth there too.

    I am the type of person that revolutionizes the world. Our kind, never
    cared what the belief system of the majority was... we know a greater truth,
    peruse it
    and utilize it to create new more outstanding things. We have a vision, a
    passion ...and are dedicated 100% to it.
    I don't expect you to understand, you have a very distorted and limited view
    of things..
    You never took the time to question did you? You had the insults ready for
    launch... and this is because you don't really care.
    This lack of care is unfortunaly expected. I am not surprised... yet I wish
    this was not the case.

    Many of the things you take for granted now, is a result of people like me.
    In time.. you too will benefit
    from my efforts... its ok.... in time if you are lucky, you will be given
    the chance of revelation.
    Tiberius, Jun 10, 2007
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    Ike Guest

    First, it's at least as stable as XP Pro. And every problem I've
    encountered so far has cured itself - I have not seen ONE crash
    that led to a reboot.

    Second, it's convenient. Finding things and doing things are
    easier and faster, though it was a week or so before I felt that

    Third, I think it's safer, with better anti-this and

    Fourth, it looks better, and can be made to take on appearances
    that weren't possible with earlier OS's.

    Fifth, it has features not available from XP. For example, some
    Gadgets seem useful.
    Ike, Jun 10, 2007
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    Me Guest

    I am certainly not a "Linux loser" (I don't even use Linux) and have been
    not overly impressed by Vista. I'm sure the flame wars will ensue as this
    message will seem like a troll post, but that is honestly not my intention.
    I am curious to know what people are actually liking about Vista.
    Me, Jun 10, 2007
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