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Old 01-30-2007, 11:01 AM
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If and when anyone gets the new Vista, could you post your opinions on it. I am considering upgrading to it, but I would like to hear from someone that has used it. What I have read about it on the net really has me confused, some people thinks it is great, others say it is just a bunch of fluff. I just bought a new HP Pavilion a1640n processor two weeks ago and it is Vista compatable. 2048MB Memory-250GB Hard Drive W/ LightScribe. I do a lot of Photo and Video and just general email and surfing. Do you think the upgrade is worth it?
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:04 AM
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Like anything reviewed on the internet you'll get people that have bad things to say about Vista simply because they don't like Microsoft. I doubt I'll try Vista anytime soon.
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:12 AM
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Microsoft has a habit of releasing products before they are "ready". I think I'll wait 'til the bugs are worked out.
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:15 AM
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I'd have to fall back on Microsoft's history, it's goin'ta suck right out of the hole! Just look at how bad XP sucked.......crips they had to write a whole new program just to fix XP - Service Pack II! Personally I would be holding off right now.
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If you just bought the computer, the dealer or Microsoft may make you a special deal on upgrading. It might pay to ask.

The word from computer gurus I know is that Microsoft is on another one of their periodic software changes to generate extra cash by having people upgrading their existing system to both Vista and Office 2007.

If I were you, I would find out what exactly you are buying in terms of real, not glitzy, benefits and whether you need the upgrade. If your present setup is doing what you want it to do, why change it?
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We have been running Vista in our test lab for some time, so far so good. A little learning curve, but mostly for the good.
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Old 01-30-2007, 03:15 PM
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I've been using it for a few months now. I will not be doing a company rollout anytime soon though. Mainly because our bread and butter software, Autocad and Inventor, do not run on Vista. It does seem like a good step forward though. There are a few features I like.
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HOTSPOT - 1/30/2007 2:21 PM

We have been running Vista in our test lab for some time, so far so good.
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Old 01-30-2007, 03:37 PM
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It's big. Needs a lot more computer muscle to do the same thing Xp does. I've heard called the Windows ME of the NT world; in other words, it's just a visual upgrade moreso than a functional one.
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:28 PM
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For what its worth....

Vista is just the old version of Mac's incredibly popular OSX, it's really only new for the PC.

If the bugs are worked out of it, it should be better than XP, but for most users, the difference is negligible.

Apple has the real innovators, but PC is the leader in quantity. I predominantly use a PC, but my wife does a lot of photo editing and there really is no comparison to a Mac.

Could I get any further off topic....I love my Ipod
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where's the buy apple thread?

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Old 01-30-2007, 04:53 PM
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Wiley I swear I'm not a

I've seen what a Mac can do though, and was thoroughly impressed. For my simple brain, the PC is just fine though
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Wet-n-Wiley - 1/30/2007 4:34 PM

where's the buy apple thread?

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At the risk of all sorts of flack........

Go to an Apple store, Ask for a demo of any Mac computer, by the time you leave the store you will be a Mac expert. They are that intuitive, easy to use and productive. Wonderful experiance.

Having said that, watch out you just might buy one.

I have a Sony Viao laptop PC, Never figured out how to get past the frustration of learning how it works, so I now put my coffee cup on it, Darn expensive cup holder. Bought it to see if I was missing something on a PC, boy was I wrong. Might trade it to the 19 year old girl nextdoor. I’ve Been a Mac person since 1985.



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I bought a new Dell for the trip nto Iraq and it came with a free Visat upgrade. I will put it on because my PC is Vista ready, so they say. The Admiral needs a new PC and we get a military discount so she was thinking of getting a MAC Book, it has a built in camera and she is not that savy with computers. An apple may be easier to learn plus it has a built in webcam for the long distance %$!@$$%

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Good luck with the Dell. Ours has lasted a looong time considering what its been through. 4 moves, European 220 power for three years, and 2 kids.

One hurdle between the Mac and PC is software and file compatability. It used to bbe a much bigger problem, now it is mostly solved.(By Mac)

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She uses e-mail and the Internet and an occasional word doc. I bought the total replacement incase a stray round hits my Dell.


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I have seen Vista and to me it's a hog... Sure it's pretty, it's new and has all the bells and whistles but wait, all the bells and whistles that APPLE has been using for years and with a far more system intensive product. 2 GB of RAM and Multi-Core processors just to make it run "smooth" - when I say smooth, I don't mean the minimum system requirements, I am referring to the more "recommended" system requirements..

Now I've been a die hard Microsoft user since day one. I am also trained and have used Unix (HP-UX) for many years as well, but I think there will be a Mac Pro loaded with 2 processors and high RAM hitting this house in the next year or so. Those systems are wicked fast and I can't recall ever hearing of the blue screen of death...

That said, I have also NEVER heard a negative comment from an Apple user and Apple, when compared to IBM based machines, whip the ever loving tar out of them. I don't have any glaring negative comments about MS, but I have had my share of wipe and reloads, funky DLL problems and waiting forever for a system to respond after randomly locking up. XP is pretty stable, but it took a while and is really just ok when you really look at it..

I don't want to hijack this thread at all into an Apple thread, but Vista is just the first attempt at making an Apple-like product.. Why? Because it (Apple/MAC OS) works!
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Come on guys, open up don't hold back! Say what you really feel.


This is what I like about THT, you ask a question and your going to get answers.
I think I am goning to hold off for awhile, wait and see how it works.

Thanks for all the responses so far, who knows I might even buy a Mac.
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LuckyLaRue - 1/30/2007 7:26 PM

Thanks for all the responses so far, who knows I might even buy a Mac.
Cost too much!

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