Are you planning to upgrade to Vista? nope...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by john, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. john

    john Guest

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17521182/

    Are you planning to upgrade to Vista?
    * 4871 responses

    Yes. It's cool and I want it on my computer.
    14%

    No. I'm worried that it will be a hassle.
    47%

    Maybe. I don't know if it's worth the cost and trouble.
    21%

    I'd rather buy a Mac.
    18%

    sounds about right...

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    "If you can't make it good, at least make it look good."
    - Bill Gates
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    john, Apr 4, 2007
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  2. john

    M Guest

    Possibly if it ever arrives from moduslink, it was posted on 19th March to
    me!
     
    M, Apr 4, 2007
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  3. john

    Slap Guest

    Actually makes a lot of sense. A lot, if not most people, are typing away
    on some old POS that they have somehow got Win2k or maybe XP to work on.
    Heck they might still be on Win98.

    Like an old automobile you can limp along many years with patches, etc. but
    there comes a time when you have to replace the old girl. Hurts but in a
    while you are all smiles with the new shiny one. Neighbours are pissed off
    tho.

    I suspect everyone on this board crying the blues has an old piece of junk
    they are trying to get the fancy new op system to run on.

    Time for a new box. Vista needs one and Vista don't care if you can't run
    it on your old one. Nobody cares.

    You have to get off your ass and support the economy. Chances are you
    already have a new monitor. For less than $1000 bucks you can have a
    machine good for 10 years. Bill gets to eat, HP people get to eat. You get
    to enjoy Vista.

    Life is good eh?
     
    Slap, Apr 4, 2007
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  4. Nice summary!

    Ed


     
    Ed Sproull [MSFT], Apr 4, 2007
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  5. I'm sure the first Billion Bill made could make him eat for the rest of his
    life. ;)
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Apr 4, 2007
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  6. john

    NoStop Guest

    One could always throw a new more powerful motor into the "old girl" and
    she's good to go for some time to come. That's what installing GNU/Linux
    offers Windoze users with older hardware.

    http://www.ubuntu.com

    Cheers.

    --
    The "Wow" starts now.


    "No sane person wants Vista, so Microsoft is making sure they have no
    choice."
    http://www.aaxnet.com/editor/edit043.html
     
    NoStop, Apr 5, 2007
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  7. john

    Guess Who Guest

    Yeah, but imagine you finally give in and buy that new car, only to find
    they put the steering wheel on the other side, and switched the gas and
    brake pedals around, and you had to give the car confirmation every time you
    want to open a door or window, or start the ignition. Then, above all, all
    the stuff you used to put in the trunk of your old heap, can no longer be
    put in the trunk of your shiny new toy. You can't play the same cassettes
    you played in your old car radio for the last 20 years in your new car,
    because they are not compatible - you need to go out and buy all new CD's to
    hear the music you want in your new car.

    THAT is what Vista is!
     
    Guess Who, Apr 5, 2007
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  8. john

    Guess Who Guest

    I HAVE a choice. I build my own machines and will stick with XP as long as
    I can. I built a new rig about 6 months ago --

    Pentium Extreme 3.73 GHz
    4GB DDR2 667 RAM
    2 x 750GB SATAII drives
    Plextor PX-760A 18X DVD +/- R/RW 8X D/L 48X CD
    Plextor PX-755SA SATA 16X DVD +/- R/RW 8X D/L 48X CD
    SB X-Fi Platinum
    NVidia GeForce 7800 256MB DVI
    Dell 19 Inch Ultra Sharp Flat Panel Monitor
    Canopus ADVC Digital Video Capture card
    2 firewire
    8 USB-2
    Stanby floppy drive
    2GB USB drive
    All on a Intel 975X board
    Oki Color Laser
    HP Inkjet All in One
    Logitech Wireless Keyboard / Mouse
    Seagate 200GB Firewire external drive (for backups)
    PLUS - 4 iPods, Digital SLR Camera, MiniDV Camcorder
    Tons of High End software and other goodies just for fun

    All works WONDERFULLY with Win XP Home Service Pack 2 - NEVER a crash or
    problem.

    I tried Vista Ultimate on this machine and it was pure Garbage. Better than
    the Betas, but still, none of my printers, sound card, cameras or iPods
    worked as they should. Nor did most of the software I already paid so dearly
    for.
     
    Guess Who, Apr 5, 2007
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