Vista! To buy or not to buy?

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Should I buy Vista?

Yes - You can't live without it
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No - It's a heap of crap
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87%
 
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Thank you for the heads up. Now I just need to save up $120 for Vista Home Premium. (or is it worth the extra $80 to go for Ultamite?)
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iamwhoiamtoday wrote:Thank you for the heads up. Now I just need to save up $120 for Vista Home Premium. (or is it worth the extra $80 to go for Ultamite?)
Stick to Premium.

The main differences between premium and ultimate are
1)a backup and restore service
2)remote desktop connection
3)Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption

You can see all the differences here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/produc ... hoose.mspx
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iamwhoiamtoday wrote:Thank you for the heads up. Now I just need to save up $120 for Vista Home Premium. (or is it worth the extra $80 to go for Ultamite?)
M$ have been very clever in their edition dividing. If I was to ever upgrade to Vista and to be honest with Windows Fiji due out in 2008/2009 I doubt I will, I would have to go with the Ultimate. The complete backup would be a major reason for me as well as some of the Home Premium features like Media Center. I think their division of features was calculated and deliberate to force more people over to Ultimate. I think I'll wait for Fiji, by then both I and M$ will be ready for an upgrade :P
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friend of mine just downgraded from vista 64 to vista 32 because his (brand new) laptop ran slower with it and didn't support at least 3 of his programmes
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Re: Vista! To buy or not to buy?

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Its_Only_Me wrote:"It's more secure". Well this can be said about all versions of Windows and I would expect improvements by default, but surely any outstanding problems with XP will be covered in SP3 next year.
yeah it is really secure but thats because every single time your click something it asks if its ok to continue, sometimes it will ask that when you just move your mouse right over something
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Programs and harware not working in Vista is not the fault of Vista, but the fault of the manufacturer of the software or hardware. Vista has been around long enough in 1 guise or another for manufacturers to have drives ready for Vistas launch and most manufacturers were on the ball and did indeed have them ready. But some didnt. Thats not Microsofts fault.

Nvidia cards are a good example. SLI didnt work for all series 6, 7 and 8 cards under vista when vista first came out. This is Nvidias fault not Vistas. Vista has been arround for years in some form of beta so Nvidia had no excuse not to have drivers ready for it. If you go to the Nvidia forums you wont hear them bitching about Vista being no good, you will hear them bitching about Nvidia not getting off their asses n having drivers ready in time for the vista launch.

Now somebody earlier mentioned that Nero doesnt work in vista? Nero does work in Vista. But you have to purchase the new Nero 7 vista ready version. Why didnt Nero have a free patch available for download for the standard Nero 7 ??? who knows. Greed maybe...... Is this Microsofts fault? No it's Neros fault.
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Some of them waited for the final releases and I can't blame them. What if you had written a driver that was optimized for WinFS? You could have trashed that completely. I think having seen things like that and the M$ track record on previous OSs they wanted to minimize the risk (and the R&D costs) and waited for the retail launch. Is that M$s fault? Hardly. But that's how it works too...
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evasive wrote:Some of them waited for the final releases and I can't blame them. What if you had written a driver that was optimized for WinFS? You could have trashed that completely. I think having seen things like that and the M$ track record on previous OSs they wanted to minimize the risk (and the R&D costs) and waited for the retail launch. Is that M$s fault? Hardly. But that's how it works too...
WinFS was dumped from Vista a very long time ago and was going to be developed as a separate server OS. Then on June 22 2006 it was announced that WinFS was going to be scrapped. So even if they didn’t pay attention to MS saying it wasn't going to be part of Vista, they still had 8 months notice to develop Vista drivers.
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colinJohn wrote:friend of mine just downgraded from vista 64 to vista 32 because his (brand new) laptop ran slower with it and didn't support at least 3 of his programmes
colinJohn, just because a computer is brand new does not make it Vista 64 bit ready. Hell there are plenty of brand new computers that won’t even run Vista 32 bit due to older hardware/software, which is still being manufactured and is still in retail shop shelves.

But the point that stands out in this entire thread is something mentioned earlier. Most of you that are screaming hell and damnation against Vista are the same ppl who screamed in the same way about XP. And I agree... give it 1 or 2 years and most of you will be using Vista and will scream about the next OS from MS.

Some of you are Linux users so fair enough... you lot will never like Vista just as you don’t like XP. Hell I'd change over to Linux if it was able to do EVERYTHING that windows can do. And was as GUI user friendly, but fact is, it's not. Just remember, Linux isn't for everyone. A lot of ppl don’t want to or can't learn the necessary skills to use Linux as effectively as they can Windows. Just remember. We computer geeks/techs/enthusiasts who are able to handle Linux are in the minority in society.
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joshvee wrote:colinJohn, just because a computer is brand new does not make it Vista 64 bit ready. Hell there are plenty of brand new computers that won’t even run Vista 32 bit due to older hardware/software, which is still being manufactured and is still in retail shop shelves.
I agree, but the label 'Vista Ready' on the laptop should be some sort of clue don't you think?
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