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Old 05-30-2007, 07:19 PM
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Just got two more new Dell machines.........and I am regretting this already. This program does not work....this has to be upgraded..........I thought I did my homework before I got these........guess I did notdo good enough. [img]../images/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]

It seems every time you do something in Vistayou get a warning for this or that.Also hadto get Office 2007 since Office 2003 is not compatible. But.....2007 will work with older Windows versions. That figures.

Sorry......just venting. Please tell me I am not alone! [img]../images/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img][img]../images/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] I am to old to re-learn stuff. [img]../images/emoticons/bash.gif[/img]

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Old 05-30-2007, 07:51 PM
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No one I have talked to!
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:56 PM
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"You are a child of the universe, no less than the seas and the stars, you have a right to be here....." and you are absolutely correct about Vista. POS in my opinion. Had to be beta sited by some geek without a life. Have you figured out how to keep the blasted thing from shrinking the active window when you try to scroll down or up (or enlarge it if it's already minimized)
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Please....Go to an Apple computer store....Will solve all your problems.



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rayteagarden1 - 5/30/2007 7:02 PM Please....Go to an Apple computer store....Will solve all your problems. Ray, Tennessee 2180DLX Carolina Skiff 90HP Honda
Ray .....If I knew it would be this much of a learning curve, I would have considered it. But........I know for a fact thatfour of the programs I use the most (Yamaha parts software, VP parts, Merc Partsand our Point of sale program) will not work with Apple.

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Old 05-30-2007, 08:29 PM
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Yeah, I would have changed to Apple long time ago but have too many progies that won't work in it, then on the other hand, they won't work in Vista either. I'm sticking with XP prof.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:39 PM
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Andy,

That's why I built my machine and installed XP Pro. I've also built machines for friend for work with Windows 2000 Pro. I hadn't read a good thing about Vista and didn't want to be their guinea pig. I have friends that are screaming because all you can get is Vista POS. Good luck with it.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:33 PM
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dell will load xp if you insist as they are aware its a bloated pos, reguires 1gb ram to even operate, it was not ready for public release, insist on xp.

or have a tech build you what you need, it will be far better anyway.
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:08 PM
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MS is committed to support Win XP until something like 2014 or 2015, something like that. Anyway, it’s still a long time out, long enough for them to get Vista fixed.

Heard on the news a couple weeks ago that Dell, the largest computer manf now, has quietly gone back to Win XP on two of its models of business machines. When I called IBM support about upgrading to Vista on my ThinkPad they told me not to be so stupid…ok, they really said "don’t do it, sit tight" with the XP that came on the machine.

I suspect Win XP will become like Win 98, no one wanted to move off of it. It was holding MS back. I went from Win 98 to Win XP a little over a year ago. Vista ain't gonna happen anytime soon for me, not until there is shareware avilable to shut down Vista's reporting/spying "features" and to close the backdoors.
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Unless I really have my wires crossed you can run XP on Apple computers, so...... all your programs will run on an Apple computer, so why not give it a chance?

Again, go to an apple store and let them show you how. Best move you will ever make.



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Old 05-30-2007, 10:49 PM
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If I hear somebody using Autocad on Apple I might actually do it.
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:03 PM
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rayteagarden1 - 5/30/2007 8:02 PM

Please....Go to an Apple computer store....Will solve all your problems.

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lol..unless you actually want to use it in a business setting.

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You can make Vista act and look just like Windows XP if you're more comfortable with XP. Right click over start, properties, and click on "classic desktop."M$ changed alot of stuff around just for change sake in this one. Atcually once you get used to it, it's not as bad as it first seems. But wait till you use Office 2007..ugh!! Completely different Office 2003 and Office XP..for no real reason.
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rayteagarden1 - 5/30/2007 10:19 PM

Unless I really have my wires crossed you can run XP on Apple computers, so...... all your programs will run on an Apple computer, so why not give it a chance?

Again, go to an apple store and let them show you how. Best move you will ever make.


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Oh you can..but why would you want to? In order to do what you say you'd have to dual boot(if you could even use a boot manager or something like that), or use some virtual PC type software, and then what are you gaining?

Why spend so much more $$ on older, slower hardware only to have it work in a small square on the screen using 640x480 resolution. Ahh..it's that apple proprietary hardware, that's why you can only run a generic Windows video card driver on it! And you can'r load OS X on anything else but...Apple hardware!

If you want Linux with a pretty front end, get Ubuntu or Redhat and put KDE or Gnome on it for free.
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buy a MAc and Use parallel software and have all your windows apps run side by side..
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:15 PM
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buy a MAc and Use parallel software and have all your windows apps run side by side..

Edit: I looked it up. Its the new virtual PC.

Why would you want to do this? What do you get out of it?
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:35 PM
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I repeat...Take your problem to an Apple store for a most enlightening, fun to use, solution.



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Old 05-30-2007, 11:49 PM
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Well the most folks would say the easier and cheaper version of fixing his problem would be to take what he has now and make it look and act like what he is used to, rather than throwing money at an entirely different computer, O/S and software to learn (which is what he was trying to avoid to begin with).

But that doesn't do much for the stock price though.
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:02 AM
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Parallel is the new virtual machine that enable you to run mulitple platforms under a Mac.

I'm an it guy and work with Windows all the time and my business counts on it. But at home I love my Mac. It's stable and fun to work with and less prone to viruses. I also do a lot of photo and video editing and nothing beats the mac.

The only reason I would use Parallel is when I need to run an apps that required Windows OS. You could run Parallel in coherence mode which makes the Windows menu run next to the Mac OSX tray.

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Old 05-31-2007, 12:41 AM
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I like to call it the vista virus. With an additional 1MB or ram and getting rid of Norton Anti Virus I'm starting to get used to it.

But I still think it sucks.
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Joe - 5/31/2007 8:15 PM

Edit: I looked it up. Its the new virtual PC.

Why would you want to do this? What do you get out of it?
Because a Mac runs a windows OS app faster/better than it runs an iApple OS app.



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