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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    From an editing standpoint Vista is fantastico, the Word program is so nifty once you get used to it. Word causes us so many problems at work, some people have automatic updates from it and some don't, so a document will literally vary from computer to computer which makes my job a living hell. Of course we're all still on Word 2003 so I doubt we're going to make the leap to Vista anytime soon.
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    Personal, I would be glad if they kept XP alive. I've had both working experience (Fixing Two botched Vista machines) and personal experience on Vista. Theres really no middle road with it, it either is running fine or it's a horrid piece of junk. Most people don't understand the "tech jargin" of the RAM and why its almost nessacary to get well over the recommandations. I've got a XP running 512mb, runs beautifully...I'll upgrade that to 1 gig later if not more.

    The only thing I really dislike about Vista is they hide the few things I use frequentally (My Computer, Run etc) on the Home version...which is fine, I use the keycommands for both anyhow (For those that dont know the Windows Key+R = Run. WK+E= Explorer). That was upsetting when fixing a Vista machine trying to obtain a IP address from a network, when the Home box CAN NOT join Domains.
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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    So... Vista is fine as long as you bought a new computer, right?
    The general consensus is that you should have a minimum of 2Gig of RAM using Vista. Other than that, yes, Vista is the way to go imo.

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    2046 MB = 2.046 Gig of RAM, correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirFelixCat View Post
    The general consensus is that you should have a minimum of 2Gig of RAM using Vista. Other than that, yes, Vista is the way to go imo.
    RAM is so dirt cheap right now it just doesn't make sense not to get 4GB or more. Windows can't really use all of it right now but some other programs can.

    2GB of premium DDR2 RAM is only $45. It is so easy to install even my dad can do it.

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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    RAM is so dirt cheap right now it just doesn't make sense not to get 4GB or more. Windows can't really use all of it right now but some other programs can.

    2GB of premium DDR2 RAM is only $45. It is so easy to install even my dad can do it.
    It doesn't seem like that long ago when 256 mb cost more than that. Of course that was when 256 was a lot of RAM.

    For the record, I'm pretty much a Mac person, but I do own both. My computer at home is a Mac and I have a cheap PC laptop that I take on the road just for very basic stuff, bidding on internet load boards and using efax. The PC runs Vista but I only use it for web browsing, email, and faxing. I haven't noticed any glaring problems, other than the usual things that irritate me about Windows in general. I have 1.5 gb and it seems to do fine with what I use it for. The OS does seem to hog more memory than the Mac OS though. When I was doing office work I used XP and that was three years ago. That was the last time I had used a PC, so when I picked this one up a couple months ago, there was a definite adjustment. But from my experience, Vista seems to work ok for basic things. I haven't tried any really complicated programs on it and I'm probably not going to either since I'm about one run to Texas away from getting a new Macbook and giving this one to a relative.

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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post

    When you are ready for a new computer, the best thing to do is buy the computer components and assemble them yourself. You will get a much better computer for a much lower price. It is very easy to do because even I have done it many times myself.
    I can safely say that there are few things that I'd find LESS enjoyable than attempting to assemble a computer myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I can safely say that there are few things that I'd find LESS enjoyable than attempting to assemble a computer myself.
    Thanks for the information. I am not surprised though.

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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post

    My real gripe is with Jobs and his approach to the product as an cultural icon/image first over being a functional tool for the proletariat.
    I see your point. One thing that irks me is that they don't upgrade their hardware near as fast as other manufacturers so that means less cost for them while the consumer buys older hardware.

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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    RAM is so dirt cheap right now it just doesn't make sense not to get 4GB or more. Windows can't really use all of it right now but some other programs can.

    2GB of premium DDR2 RAM is only $45. It is so easy to install even my dad can do it.
    Where are you finding that deal at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Where are you finding that deal at?
    Patriot Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) for $39.99 at Tiger Direct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    Patriot Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) for $39.99 at Tiger Direct.
    Should have looked there first, they are generally where I buy all of my computer stuff at... Thanks.

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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by HBP View Post
    From my understanding, with Boot Camp Xp would run on it just like it would on a Dell, HP, whatever. In fact, search around and you'll see some reviews of Windows programs on Macs.
    It does run pretty much as well as it does on a PC. I was running XP on Boot Camp for a while, but eventually I got rid of it so I could have more hard drive space for some new Mac software I got.

    Anyway, to each his own, but I just prefer the Mac OS to Windows, and I'm familiar enough with both.

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    Re: Users try to save Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I can safely say that there are few things that I'd find LESS enjoyable than attempting to assemble a computer myself.
    Wow, I love doing it, nothing better IMO then to build it yourself, it's zen like
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