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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 11:46 PM

Anybody use Windows vista? Have they ironed out the bugs? Is it as smooth as xp?

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Reply Anybody use Windows vista? Have they ironed out the bugs? Is it as smooth as xp? (Original post)
applegrove Apr 2012 OP
KeepItReal Apr 2012 #1
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Go Vols Apr 2012 #2
Dead_Parrot Apr 2012 #3
steve2470 Apr 2012 #11
discntnt_irny_srcsm Apr 2012 #12
PoliticAverse Apr 2012 #4
ManiacJoe Apr 2012 #8
steve2470 Apr 2012 #10
Warren Stupidity Apr 2012 #5
RC Apr 2012 #6
Coyote_Bandit Apr 2012 #7
steve2470 Apr 2012 #9
wandy Apr 2012 #13
HopeHoops Apr 2012 #14
guardian May 2012 #15
sofa king May 2012 #16
applegrove May 2012 #17

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:15 AM

1. Vista drove me right to MacOS

I'd been a PC user since I retired my Commodore 64

I now run MacOS X and Windows XP Pro using Parallells on my MacBook Pro.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 01:22 AM

2. .

Vista is similar to ME,both suck.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 04:59 AM

3. Vista's still a turkey

If you need to upgrade from XP, go to Win7

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Response to Dead_Parrot (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:28 PM

11. agreed nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:52 PM

12. One caveat.

An "upgrade" from XP to 7 formats the HDD as part of the install.
Backups are a must as nothing survives the format.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:59 AM

4. The fixed version of Vista is known as 'Windows 7'. Really. n/t


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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 02:40 PM

8. Exactly right.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:27 PM

10. +2 nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 08:59 AM

5. Vista is horrible. Win7 is great. XP is really showing its age.

Forget vista.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 09:05 AM

6. I have Windows Vista Business on one computer

 

Never had any problems with it. Of course there is that nomenclature problem and where did they hide the renamed function?
Along with the random defaults that no one in the real world uses or wants. But M$ does that with every new operating system. Those are the only thing they keep the same. Once I got it figured out and the defaults fixed, it has been a stable operating system.

I still prefer XP. I can't do anything on Vista that I can't also do with XP.
Different for different sake, especially when the new won't run on the old computer with any efficiency, so you have to buy a new computer sucks bowling balls.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 11:20 AM

7. I run it on an old laptop

that has had lots of use.

While I prefer XP, I have not had any issues running Vista.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 04:14 PM

9. 2 caveats to Vista: 1- have enough RAM (memory) and 2- download all patches

If you have enough RAM and you download all the patches, you should have no problem.

I used Vista for a few years before upgrading to Windows 7 and NEVER had any problems. I had adequate RAM (at least 2 gigabytes) and I always patched it as soon as M$ released the patches.

Vista gobbled up too much memory for too many people at release and it broke too many applications/devices. M$ avoided all that with Windows 7.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 05:00 PM

13. Vista was then, is now and will always be a turkey....

A considerable dissipontment considering how good XP was/is.

Depending on what wou want to do with the PC. How much time you're willing to spend messing around with the PC. How compleatly compatiable you need to be with the Microsoft world.
You might look into Ubuntu.....
http://www.ubuntu.com/
I have one PC dual booted with Ubuntu. They set up the dual boot and like many other things....

Somethings Ubuntu does things so well that it's done before you gave it much thought.
Somethings things get a bit 'stickey'. That may only be because I havent had time to realy mess with it.
I know it's just my opinion but Linux is sort of like being a stranger in a strange land. But the landscape doesn't appear to be all that hostel.
Should you give it a try, note the Icon that takes you to the 'store'. Their is a bunch of good, 'free' stuff out their.

Might well be worth going out to the webpage and reading a bit.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 10:04 AM

14. Vista's got more bugs than a camp-out in the woods.

 

It's just not stable and will never be. Win7 on the other hand seems to be solid as a rock. Go figure.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 12:35 PM

15. Vista was okay for me.

 

I ran Vista for several years until I bought a new computer a couple months ago. Vista came pre-installed on the old Core 2 Duo computer when I bought it. It ran fine for me. I'm pretty obsessive about keeping my computer clean of adware/malware and checking/installing updates daily.

Vista certainly needed more CPU horsepower and memory to run than XP.

My new desktop and newer laptops run Windows 7. I prefer windows 7 to Vista. If you have the option I'd recommend Win7 over Vista.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2012, 04:33 PM

16. Hated it.

I concur with others above and recommend Windows Vista Service Pack 3, better known as Windows 7.

I could whine about a host of comparatively minor issues, but you only need one reason to stay away from Vista forever, which is that MS never came clean about what was going on with the shady media file transfer slowdown in Vista. Whatever is wrong with it is systemic and cannot be fixed.

You really want to know what I think f-ed Vista up? The Bush Administration. I think Vista's problems are tied to the Bush Administration's desire for any federal acronym to be able to waltz into your shit and see what's up, whenever they want. I think MS had to shoe-horn (or Longhorn) a giant backdoor module midway through the development of the OS, and that crippled it forever. But that's just my guess.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #16)

Sun May 13, 2012, 08:44 PM

17. I lucked out. Windows 7 came with my computer. Phew!!

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