which do you prefer ? XP or Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by GodKiller, Dec 19, 2006.

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    Jane C Guest

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    Quanta Guest

    When I traveled Europe in 2000 I got 1.1 euros per dollar. Australia was
    hugely better...aus$ was 57 cents. You could stay in five star hotels for a

    I wouldn't vacation outside the US until the Euro, which is hugely hugely
    overvalued, gets in line.
    Quanta, Dec 20, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    No problem with hardware on an old box that I put it on. With the SAME
    box, XP didn't recognize the ATI video card or the audio card. It comes
    with hundreds of kinds of software. There are newsgroups and other forum
    for Ubuntu. You're just blowing hot air.

    Alias, Dec 20, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    Maybe in your country it is, not here. Not one single computer store
    here has "Vista ready" computers with coupons. MS, traditionally, uses
    the USA to finally test their operating systems. IOW, YOU are one of MS'
    guinea pigs. You can, however, find many computer stores that will
    install Linux for free.

    I plan to use XP for years and it will work; there will be updates and,
    well, you're wrong. Why anyone would want to buy an OS that is riddled
    with DRM and requires hardware purchases just boggles the mind.

    Vista: the beginning of the end for MS operating systems.

    Alias, Dec 20, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    Most people in Spain buy white boxes. Remember, this is an international
    I never said there aren't a lot of naive people in the USA who will pony
    up to buy the latest and "greatest". Just watch this newsgroup after
    Jan. 30th to see the overwhelming negative reaction. The ONLY people
    here that are raving about Vista are techies because Vista isn't
    available to the public yet.

    Alias, Dec 20, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    I own my own business but that doesn't mean I am going to scrap a
    perfectly good computer to have a DRM riddled OS.

    Alias, Dec 20, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    No, it is applied only once, at the retail level.

    Alias, Dec 20, 2006
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    Paul-B Guest

    I can never understand why "supporters" of something like XP or Vista
    feel they have to post rubbish when they are discussing other o/s'. As
    you say, there are thousands of apps available for Ubuntu, I have yet
    to find hardware that Ubuntu doesn't recognise - on my Ubuntu pc XP and
    Vista couldn't find drivers for the SATA drives and the soundcard, both
    of which Ubuntu picked-up without any problems.

    Personally speaking, as a very new Ubuntu user I've had loads of
    support from Ubuntu and Linux newsgroups and forums.

    It seems that Ron K has a very closed mind.
    Paul-B, Dec 20, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    Um, the dollar is low because of Bush's and the former Republican
    Congress' free spending. Both budget deficits are the underlying cause,
    along with many central banks ditching dollars in favor of euros. And,
    if you think it's bad now, most OPEC countries will be charging euros
    for their oil instead of dollars. Get ready for $4 a gallon gas. Blaming
    it on the euro zone where deficits and inflation are controlled is naive.

    Alias, Dec 20, 2006
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    GodKiller Guest

    it seems that you don't use windows OS,what OS do you use ?
    GodKiller, Dec 20, 2006
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    Alias Guest

    I use XP and I am learning Ubuntu.

    Alias, Dec 20, 2006
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    Roy Coorne Guest

    Looks like... I had pleasure in installing OpenSUSE 10.2 in dual boot
    with WinXP_SP2 - very smooth as compared to, e.g., SuSE 7.2...

    And Ron K is out-of-date, regarding the new co-operation between Sun
    and Microsoft!

    Roy Coorne, Dec 20, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest

    Well, Cindy Crawford may not be all over the runway or
    all over magazines anymore, but she's still hot and she still

    By the way, dufus- I like Vista, but XP is far from "dead".

    MICHAEL, Dec 20, 2006
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    Steve Urbach Guest

    That to.
    More perfectly good O/S have been killed for the *new, Better* model.

    I still have a networked MSDOS machine that does a great job at its
    SOLE purpose (program) it is designated to do. No worrying about
    someone loading games/music players or other Spyware (DRM?).

    Oh! Did I say that it also does it with less than 16 *MEG* of Ram?
    BTW I was using Unix /before/ MSDOS appeared on a desktop.
    Steve Urbach, Dec 20, 2006
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    Robert Moir Guest

    Vat is not the problem here. The problem here is price inflation and utterly
    shamless behaviour on the part of most major American corporations in their
    dealings with the rest of the world.

    A quick search on Froogle.com shows Windows Vista Ultimate available for
    $367 USD.
    A quick search on Froogle.co.uk shows Windows Vista Ultimate available for
    £362 GB Pounds, which my current currency conversion website of choice shows
    as being $710 USD (1GBP to 1.96372 USD).

    UK Sales tax, aka VAT, is 17.5%. I think we can safely decide that an
    increase of $343 USD is not all down to sales tax/VAT and shipping costs.
    Robert Moir, Dec 20, 2006
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    Robert Moir Guest

    So now its the rest of the world's fault that the US can't control its own

    Maybe I've got all of Saddams WMDs buried under my patio too and that was
    why no one could find them in Iraq?
    Robert Moir, Dec 20, 2006

  18. My wife is Welsh and most of her family is still there. Our Christmas
    shopping was about 50% at Amazon.com and 50% at Amazon.co.uk OK, we did buy
    a few things elsewhere ....

    I am about the say something nice about MSFT -- good grief! It has been a
    few days ... lol.

    They ain't the only ones! Making a thingie manufactured in China (isn't
    everything?) 220V compatible cannot explain the ridiculous price disparities
    in the UK versus the US. It is, as you suggest, ALMOST 1 to 1 when the
    pound is nearly 2 to 1 versus the dollar at the moment.
    Robert Blacher, Dec 20, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    Think maybe you are paying your fair share of those stupid EU fines
    Microsoft had to pay.
    John Barnes, Dec 21, 2006
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    Joe Guest

    I am running 3.5 gigs of RAM - Vista flys on my Dell Precision 380.
    Joe, Dec 21, 2006
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