Operating Systems and Languages

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Masha, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Masha

    Masha Guest

    I am in the process of buying a Dell laptop but before I can purchase it I
    need to make a decision as to what OS to buy for my needs. I am in US but
    this is going to be a gift for a French speaking individual. So I will need
    to make sure that OS has the french language capability. I can upgrade to the
    Vista Ultimate edition if it will give me an option of adding french or also
    wanted to find out if XP would be an easier way to go (adding another
    language). Could you help me decide? Thank you!
    Masha, Nov 15, 2007
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  2. Go with Vista Ultimate since it supports all World Wide languages, you don't
    get that with the other editions. All shipping computers fully support
    Windows Vista, so might as well you go with it unless there are some
    specific applications you are not sure will work right on Vista yet.
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Nov 15, 2007
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  3. Masha

    tedmi Guest

    For XP, Multilingual User Interface (MUI) is not a retail product, but was
    available only under a volume license agreement. Go with Vista Ultimate -
    language packs are free.
    tedmi, Nov 15, 2007
  4. Masha

    Ric Guest

    Bear in mind that French use AZERTY keyboards - it is a real pain typing
    French on a QWERTY keyboard as French characters - eg é, ç, è, ê etc - are
    not so accessible.

    Why not order the laptop from dell.fr, then you will get one with French OS
    and an AZWERTY keyboard
    Ric, Nov 15, 2007
  5. Masha

    Masha Guest

    Same laptop in France will cost at least twice as much if not more and i
    think the keyboard issue could be taken care of by addiding stickers to keys
    and adding a french language to the keyboard.
    Masha, Nov 15, 2007
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