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UBUNTU!



Try it.
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I'd just be sure to get all of the drivers from the website of the manufacturer of the laptop. Even if they're out of date, use them just to get everything up and running because they're going to work. If you want to update the drivers after that, do them one at a time and see which one is messing the system up.
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post #13 of 19
I too am running vista without any issues. The only issue I have had on here was getting ntune to work, and that wasn't vista fault's that was my MB, I had to go and reflash the bios. Since then no issues. getting around 40 FPS in Fear and 70 in WoW.
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Same here, I'm happy with it except that it's not compatible with zonealarm yet but aside from that everything runs fine and all my programs run perfectly.
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Vista runs great. Seems way faster than XP.
    
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I just got vista yesterday and installed it and I must say I like it far better then windows so far. Its nicer cleaner looking. Everything seems to be faster with the exception of benchmarks and stuff. My internet speeds are doing much better (not sure why) and I really havenot had any problems getting anything to work.

One thing I did was to go and download all my drivers for everything I would need mobo,wireless card,xfi,vid card .... everything I could think of and made my own driver disk so I could install everything right away. Worked out great.
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post #17 of 19
Did you run windows update? It will hardly have any drivers besides the most common ethernet adapters, videocards, and a lot of drivers. It installed most of my laptop drivers on first boot, but after i ran windows update everything was covered.

If your doing video capturing and stuff, dualboot with XP cause i've heard some of the video camera to Pc box things sometimes havent been updated for Vista yet.

I've had no problems with Vista what so ever besides trying to run it on a computer with only 512mb RAM
    
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Mac = Hell no, too proprietary, I hate [yes hate is a strong word] proprietary.

Ubuntu = I want to stick with windows. I tried linux once, and I had just the same problems.

I have no problems with XP. I love it. I can't wait for SP3 to come out.
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If you've tried it and hate it, I have no problems with you continuing to use XP, as much as I've been touting Vista's greatness here. =) Hey, it's not like I'm trying to help Microsoft make money or something.
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