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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    I hope they are successful, but MS rarely likes to admit defeat
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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    XP should be saved.

    Vista is teh suck.

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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    XP should be saved.

    Vista is teh suck.
    I could not disagree more. I have used Vista 64-bit since November and I absolutely love it. Zero issues...why do you hate it?

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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    I want to buy a Dell laptop - but most of their Home and Home Business lines only come with the Vista option. If you go with with the Small Business line you get a choice of using Windows XP. Actually, that's fine but most of Dell's specials via the mail are for Inspiron which (from what I could find) only carries Vista. So I'll probably end up with a Vostro - which still isn't bad.
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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by SirFelixCat View Post
    I could not disagree more. I have used Vista 64-bit since November and I absolutely love it. Zero issues...why do you hate it?
    Vista can bog down your computer, give you stupid popups, and stuff like that. I think MS wanted Vista to be perfect, and they overshot it. They need something simple to use.

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    Doesn't Vista need more memory than Windows XP to really run well? I knew of some people who got the "bargins" on Black Friday with only standard memory with Vista and the computers were sluggish and they ended up having to buy more memory - so the "bargin" wasn't a bargin anymore.
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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds33 View Post
    Vista can bog down your computer, give you stupid popups, and stuff like that. I think MS wanted Vista to be perfect, and they overshot it. They need something simple to use.
    The bogging down I'll address below. The stupid popups are UAC and that can be turned off easily. I love Vista. :shrug:

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    Doesn't Vista need more memory than Windows XP to really run well? I knew of some people who got the "bargins" on Black Friday with only standard memory with Vista and the computers were sluggish and they ended up having to buy more memory - so the "bargin" wasn't a bargin anymore.
    Yes, this is very much true, Kitty. This is one of the reasons that if you're going to go w/ Vista, it behooves you to go with the 64-bit version as opposed the the 'normal' 32-bit version. The 64-bit does not limit the amount of RAM that your computer can use/see. The standard 32-bit operating system (whether it be Vista or XP) caps the amount of RAM it can use at @ 2.5Gig.

    The 64-bit versions have no cap, for instance, I'm using 8Gig of RAM. While yes, it's overkill for the average user, RAM is dirt cheap right now and why now?

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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by SirFelixCat View Post
    The bogging down I'll address below. The stupid popups are UAC and that can be turned off easily. I love Vista. :shrug:



    Yes, this is very much true, Kitty. This is one of the reasons that if you're going to go w/ Vista, it behooves you to go with the 64-bit version as opposed the the 'normal' 32-bit version. The 64-bit does not limit the amount of RAM that your computer can use/see. The standard 32-bit operating system (whether it be Vista or XP) caps the amount of RAM it can use at @ 2.5Gig.

    The 64-bit versions have no cap, for instance, I'm using 8Gig of RAM. While yes, it's overkill for the average user, RAM is dirt cheap right now and why now?
    I see what you're saying, but why not sell both? There are so many people/companies that can't support Vista. They would rather stick with something that is simple, and that requires less memory. Why can't they just sell both until 2010?

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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDuran View Post
    I want to buy a Dell laptop - but most of their Home and Home Business lines only come with the Vista option. If you go with with the Small Business line you get a choice of using Windows XP. Actually, that's fine but most of Dell's specials via the mail are for Inspiron which (from what I could find) only carries Vista. So I'll probably end up with a Vostro - which still isn't bad.
    I've got a Vostro. It's fairly nice.

    Vista's a huge memory hog. No thanks.

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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    A good friend of mine has been using Vista since well before the consumer edition was initially offered. I didn't like it the first time I used it, still don't like it now.

    I agree with most of the opinions on here -- Vista is the epitome of bloatware. Worse yet -- it continues to be buggy when interacting with various bits of legacy technology and software.

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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    I like XP 64bit felix, works just fine, can have as much memory as I want and consumes a LOT less resources then Vista.

    MS actually got it right with XP, there's a reason it lasted 6 years and Vista's successor is due in half that time.
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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    XP rules. My wife is taking online courses this summer for continuing education. They recommend that we update to Vista before using some of the software she needs for the class. I will not upgrade so that she can use a program for two weeks. My brother runs a Vista machine, and while he likes it he preferred the XP. My wife will use his computer.
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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by SirFelixCat View Post
    I could not disagree more. I have used Vista 64-bit since November and I absolutely love it. Zero issues...why do you hate it?
    I don't think I've used the 64-bit Vista, I think I've only used a 32-bit version.

    We weren't able to use any of our tournament software with Vista, we had print driver issues, and the Dell support we had on our systems couldn't fix it. We also initially had problems with our Point of Sale programs, and our credit card server.

    Basically, none of the programs worked with Vista, even after we requested Vista versions from the software vendors.

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    XP is ok... firm on my system... Ubuntu is free though.


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