Would you buy/build a new PC?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Puppy Breath, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Puppy Breath

    Puppy Breath Guest

    Just curious. How many people here would buy or build a new PC just to run
    Vista (and perhaps some Vista-related apps or dev tools)?
     
    Puppy Breath, Apr 28, 2006
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  2. Me. Because I love all the multimedia features it has built in. Managing my
    music is fun, I love the album previews in Media Player 11, Backup data and
    creating DVD movies is also built in with new Windows DVD Maker, which
    includes integration with MovieMaker 6. Also, PhotoGallery makes it easier
    to manager and view photos and videos, you organize them by tagging them
    into different groups, making it easier find. The new search feature is
    also, just hit the Windows key on your keyboard, type in a few letters of
    the name of the item you are looking for and it is likely to pop up. Built
    in security, Windows Defender, Internet Explorer Protected Mode, tabs, drive
    encryption. Lets not forget about cleaner interface, thats way more
    attractive in my honest opinion than XP's Blue Luna/Olive/Silver/Energy
    theme. Just "some" of the things I live about Windows Vista. :)
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 28, 2006
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  3. Puppy Breath

    Guest Guest

    Yeah sure, it comes at a good moment for me.My PC will be 4 years old by the
    end of the year. I normally run my main workhorse PC for about 4 to 5 years
    before moving them to my labs for a year or 3. My Windows lab with 3 domains
    is now running on PIII 667 Mhz 512 RAM (W2K, W2K3, ISA, Exchange 2000/2003,
    SQL Server 2000). My pc will go to the lab to handle VISTA/longhorn tests
    and be replaced by a new system for my daily workhorse needs ... Any extra
    older machines I need for the lab I get (almost) for free from liquidations.
    In total I have about 4 to 5 machines, lots of then in dual boot and a
    laptop.
     
    Guest, Apr 28, 2006
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  4. Puppy Breath

    Jeff Guest

    Just did!!!!
     
    Jeff, Apr 28, 2006
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  5. If I look at the features you list off

    * Music management is harder in WMP11 than in 10 (for many reasons which
    I am happy to detail)
    * Backup is already in XP, but the built-in offerings are still pretty awful
    * I have quite nice, inexpensive software for my DVD burning needs
    * PhotoGallery offers less features than Google's free Picasa program
    * built in Search still has a long way to go before it works even
    approximately usefully whereas Google desktop search is non-invasive and
    well-organised
    * Defender is on XP
    * IE protected mode gets in the way more than anything
    * I have tabs in Firefox, and they're rearrangeable plus more
    * encryption is in XP
    * cleaner interface is debatable - much more confusing UI, and users and
    OEMs will find ways to clutter desktop and Start Meny again

    I'd like Vista to be wonderful (and make my Microsoft shares worth
    soemthing again) but for now I don't see anything worth the cost of
    upgrading software or hardware.
     
    Mike Williams, Apr 28, 2006
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  6. Already have ;o)

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 28, 2006
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  7. "Music management is harder in WMP11 than in 10 (for many reasons which
    I am happy to detail)"
    All I know is, its easier to find a particular song I want to play, nothing
    beats that and it looks beautiful - to be honest, I don't see whats
    difficult about it. I know the advanced features such as built in burning
    and syncing aren't things to rejoice over in WMP, thats why I use thirdparty
    tools. :)
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 29, 2006
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  8. Puppy Breath

    Richard Hay Guest

    I just recently built my first to upgrade my old computer so where I might
    have bought before I think I am comfortable with building now :)
     
    Richard Hay, Apr 29, 2006
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  9. Puppy Breath

    Puppy Breath Guest

    But would you build one just for Vista? That's the real question.
     
    Puppy Breath, Apr 29, 2006
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  10. I will buy a 64-bit PC sooner or later. I will also try running Vista
    inside VMWare... :)
     
    Man-wai Chang, Apr 29, 2006
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  11. Puppy Breath

    Richard Hay Guest

    Yes I will. I deploy next year for six months and when I return from
    deployment (the last one for my career in the Navy) I would like to build a
    brand new one for Vista itself because I do plan on running it throughout
    the house.
     
    Richard Hay, Apr 29, 2006
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    Ed Dixon Guest

    The simpler solution is to install in on a second drive on an existing PC
    with sufficient RAM/disk/etc. That way you can dual boot your choice,
    use/evaluate as necessary, but still go back if it does not work for you.

    Ed
     
    Ed Dixon, Apr 29, 2006
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  13. I intend to build a new, 64-bit dual-core system. It's not because of Vista,
    it's just the wave of the (near) future. And I prefer building to buying,
    because I get more bang for the buck this way - as well as salvage some
    components (box, PSU, drives...)
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    | Just curious. How many people here would buy or build a new PC just to run
    | Vista (and perhaps some Vista-related apps or dev tools)?
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    Pierre Szwarc, Apr 29, 2006
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  14. Having 30,000+ tracks, I can tell you that there are many problems
    remaining. It's OK for superficial dipping in, but there's a lot lost
    from v10 in the way of organising music.

    Most of the serious issues I've been tracking for the last 3 years are
    still not addressed: http://msmvps.com/blogs/thinice/articles/16084.aspx
     
    Mike Williams, Apr 29, 2006
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    John Guest

    I am using Vista on a 3 year old ABit NF7-S mobo with 2.0 GHz AMD mobile
    cpu, 1.5 Gig Winbond BH-5 RAM and Radeon 9700 AIW video card, and it runs
    smooth, great and stable. Why would I need a new PC?
     
    John, Apr 29, 2006
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  16. Puppy Breath

    Puppy Breath Guest

    Only two naysayers? I'm surprised.
     
    Puppy Breath, Apr 29, 2006
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  17. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 29, 2006
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  18. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 29, 2006
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  19. The difference being?
     
    Mike Williams, Apr 29, 2006
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  20. Puppy Breath

    pvdg42 Guest

    Sure! Two reasons:
    1. I enjoy building PC's. and Vista is as good an excuse as any.
    2. I need current technology to support my job requirements.
     
    pvdg42, Apr 29, 2006
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