Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › Nobody Likes Vista. Except 40 Million Users
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Nobody Likes Vista. Except 40 Million Users

post #1 of 109
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Reports of the unpopularity of Microsoft Windows Vista operating system are widespread -- and according to Bill Gates -- wrong. Forty million copies have been sold already, which is faster than the sales rate for Windows XP. That already exceeds the entire number of people using anything offered by Microsoft's main competitiors.
Quote:
Someone's buying Vista. Forty million someones so far. Just not the people telling Dell what kind of Linux to offer that they won't buy anyway and posting "Vista is a bust" messages on Slashdot from an Apple laptop, I guess.
http://www.hothardware.com/News/Nobo...Million_Users/
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Dynex Gateway Dynex 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T5200 Intel 945 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 160GB SATA Multiformat Double Layer DVD RW Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4" Ultra Bright WXGA TFT/WestingHouse 22" LCD 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Dynex Gateway Dynex 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 109
haha i love vista except for the nvidia driver bug any fix yet?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz Asus P6T Deluxe V2 BFG GTX275 896MB Flashed to EVGA FTW! Mushkin HP3 1600Mh 6Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 500GB Samsung 22X DVD-RW Windowsw 7 Ultimate 64Bit Dynex 32Inch TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Easy Call 750w Coarsair TX750 Thermaltake Armour Jr. Logitech Easy Call 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz Asus P6T Deluxe V2 BFG GTX275 896MB Flashed to EVGA FTW! Mushkin HP3 1600Mh 6Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 500GB Samsung 22X DVD-RW Windowsw 7 Ultimate 64Bit Dynex 32Inch TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Easy Call 750w Coarsair TX750 Thermaltake Armour Jr. Logitech Easy Call 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 109
I bought vista.. just so I can dual boot, why? Because when the DX10 stuff comes out, I want to use my cards. I use XP 99.9% of the time.

I bet half those users go back to XP after buying vista, and the store refuses their return because its software.

On a 2nd note, my ultimate key became unusable after only THREE reinstalls (Retail). And I had to spend 7 hours on the phone complaining to them before they finally gave me a new product key over the phone. Whats up with that, thats never happened for me on XP.
The Leviathan
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k @ 4.7GHz MSI Z170A Gaming M7 12GB NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws V (DDR4 3200) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
2x 1TB Samsung 960 PRO 193TB unRAID Server 3x 140mm Noctua NF-A14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 65" LG 65E6P (4K OLED) Ducky DK9008 Shine 3  Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair Obsidian 750D Logitech G502 Proteus Sprectrum Denon X7200WA (Receiver) 2x Klipsch RF-7 (Front Speakers) 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
4x Klipsch RS-62 (Surround Speakers) Klipsch RC-64 (Center Speaker) 4x Klipsch CDT-5800-C II (Atmos Speakers) 2x SVS PB16-Ultra (Subwoofers) 
  hide details  
Reply
The Leviathan
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k @ 4.7GHz MSI Z170A Gaming M7 12GB NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws V (DDR4 3200) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
2x 1TB Samsung 960 PRO 193TB unRAID Server 3x 140mm Noctua NF-A14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 65" LG 65E6P (4K OLED) Ducky DK9008 Shine 3  Corsair AX860 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair Obsidian 750D Logitech G502 Proteus Sprectrum Denon X7200WA (Receiver) 2x Klipsch RF-7 (Front Speakers) 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
4x Klipsch RS-62 (Surround Speakers) Klipsch RC-64 (Center Speaker) 4x Klipsch CDT-5800-C II (Atmos Speakers) 2x SVS PB16-Ultra (Subwoofers) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 109
I believe that may be skewed, but I could be wrong!
The old XP OS were removed from retail outlets and replaced with Vista which were likely claimed to be sold. So, sold to who, retailers or customers?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
I bought vista.. just so I can dual boot, why? Because when the DX10 stuff comes out, I want to use my cards. I use XP 99.9% of the time.

I bet half those users go back to XP after buying vista, and the store refuses their return because its software.

On a 2nd note, my ultimate key became unusable after only THREE reinstalls (Retail). And I had to spend 7 hours on the phone complaining to them before they finally gave me a new product key over the phone. Whats up with that, thats never happened for me on XP.
I'm on my 3rd reinstall
Workoholic REborn
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K P8Z68-V PRO NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 12GB 1x4GB+1x8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series WD Black ASUS DVD+RW Sunbeam Twister 120 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate LG OLED65C7P Oculus Rift Logitech K400 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 620 Modular Lian Li V1020B G9x 
  hide details  
Reply
Workoholic REborn
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K P8Z68-V PRO NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 12GB 1x4GB+1x8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 520 Series WD Black ASUS DVD+RW Sunbeam Twister 120 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate LG OLED65C7P Oculus Rift Logitech K400 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 620 Modular Lian Li V1020B G9x 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 109
I think The Duke is right. They are counting HP, Dell, Gateway, and all the other mfgrs who no longer has XP listed. So each HP/Dell/Gateway/etc.. system sold = 1 unit of Vista sold. I'm sure alot are doing what my company does, blow away the partition and pop in a fresh or customized XP build.
/~~*~~*~~\
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX9650 @ 3.66 (333x11) EVGA 780i (P03) 2 x EVGA 8800 GTX SLI 4 x 1 Crucial Ballistix PC-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500 Seagate SATA300 Asus 20X Lightscribe Vista 64/XP 64 Dual Boot Dell 2405FPW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 Tagan BZ1100 Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G5 v2 
Mouse Pad
Steelpad 
  hide details  
Reply
/~~*~~*~~\
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX9650 @ 3.66 (333x11) EVGA 780i (P03) 2 x EVGA 8800 GTX SLI 4 x 1 Crucial Ballistix PC-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500 Seagate SATA300 Asus 20X Lightscribe Vista 64/XP 64 Dual Boot Dell 2405FPW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 Tagan BZ1100 Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G5 v2 
Mouse Pad
Steelpad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 109
could it also have something to do with the free upgrades and the fact it's preinstalled in almost every major laptop and most desktops? . . .

not complaining . . .i love it
 
ESXi Server
(10 items)
 
HTPC
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Asus Sabertooth Mark 2 Radeon HD 6950 GSkill Sniper Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung XP941 Noctura NH-D14 8.1 Pro QNIX 27" @ 1440, AOC 27" @ 1080, Dell 24" @ 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K95 PC&P 750 NZXT H2 Logitech G500s 
CPUHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Phenom II x4 965 WE Red Seagate Intel SSD 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
WR Raptor  Silenx Fans x2 120mm Win 7 x2 Unraid 
OSCase
pfsense Rackmount 16 bay hot-swap 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 2100t Gigabyte integrated 2x 8GB GSkill 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ SSD Stock Win7 - Plex Shell Sony XBR2 
PowerCase
Generic 350 watt Repurposed Vidabox 
  hide details  
Reply
 
ESXi Server
(10 items)
 
HTPC
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790K Asus Sabertooth Mark 2 Radeon HD 6950 GSkill Sniper Series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung XP941 Noctura NH-D14 8.1 Pro QNIX 27" @ 1440, AOC 27" @ 1080, Dell 24" @ 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K95 PC&P 750 NZXT H2 Logitech G500s 
CPUHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Phenom II x4 965 WE Red Seagate Intel SSD 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
WR Raptor  Silenx Fans x2 120mm Win 7 x2 Unraid 
OSCase
pfsense Rackmount 16 bay hot-swap 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 2100t Gigabyte integrated 2x 8GB GSkill 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ SSD Stock Win7 - Plex Shell Sony XBR2 
PowerCase
Generic 350 watt Repurposed Vidabox 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 109
well bill gates said it.

it must be a lie

It probablly still has bugs that need to be fixed
Oh The Glorrryyy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 630 MSI THANG 2x4830 8gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
2x250gb 1x100gb 1x20gb 1920x1080 23in  500watt Rosewill Open Air 
  hide details  
Reply
Oh The Glorrryyy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 630 MSI THANG 2x4830 8gb Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
2x250gb 1x100gb 1x20gb 1920x1080 23in  500watt Rosewill Open Air 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by MGX1016 View Post
I'm on my 3rd reinstall
Sad

I had to install Mac OSX just once. Running fine for 2 years.
post #10 of 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by oharag View Post
Sad

I had to install Mac OSX just once. Running fine for 2 years.
I only installed Win 98 SE just once. Lasted for 6 years.

I have a server at work with Solaris installed. It's been on and running pratically nonstop for the past 12 or so years. No one really knows what it does, we just know it does SOMETHING.
/~~*~~*~~\
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX9650 @ 3.66 (333x11) EVGA 780i (P03) 2 x EVGA 8800 GTX SLI 4 x 1 Crucial Ballistix PC-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500 Seagate SATA300 Asus 20X Lightscribe Vista 64/XP 64 Dual Boot Dell 2405FPW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 Tagan BZ1100 Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G5 v2 
Mouse Pad
Steelpad 
  hide details  
Reply
/~~*~~*~~\
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX9650 @ 3.66 (333x11) EVGA 780i (P03) 2 x EVGA 8800 GTX SLI 4 x 1 Crucial Ballistix PC-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x500 Seagate SATA300 Asus 20X Lightscribe Vista 64/XP 64 Dual Boot Dell 2405FPW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 Tagan BZ1100 Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G5 v2 
Mouse Pad
Steelpad 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Software News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Software News › Nobody Likes Vista. Except 40 Million Users