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you guys will spend a gouple hundred on GFX to gain a few fps and wont pay the same amount for the OS that runs the game? . . the OS will last longer than any of your other components (probably) .. Its like buying a case. . . it will last through many upgrades . .

and you can buy OEM . . .
 
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you guys will spend a gouple hundred on GFX to gain a few fps and wont pay the same amount for the OS that runs the game? . . the OS will last longer than any of your other components (probably) .. Its like buying a case. . . it will last through many upgrades . .

and you can buy OEM . . .
yeah, you buy OEM, and when you change the mobo, kaput, no more vista

and i prefer to pay 500$ on something that will work than paying 200$ on something that might work
    
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If they can't do Ultimate for $59.99, then maybe two versions, kinda like XP (but with actual differences).
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post #24 of 39
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Vista is not as bad as people make it out to be. People don't realize that, technology doesn't go backwards, it always goes forward.

If you cant afford a 400$ rig that will run vista, then do not bother upgrading to Vista. Maybe in 2 years people will learn to appreciate Vista. Just like how it took more than a year for people to appreciate Windows XP.
This is very true.....I never really understood why people with older rigs decide to upgrade to Vista when they clearly should invest the money in RAM or a new CPU.
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If people don't upgrade their PC's, buying Vista will cause the same headaches.
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I'm getting a free copy of windows vista ultimate from windows feedback...NBD
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Still not cheap enough for me to downgrade to vista!
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Still not cheap enough for me to downgrade to vista!
Dont say so.

Have you tried Vista x64?
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If you remember, XP was pants back in the first release year. Nothing was compatible, drivers were rubbish and it ran quite slow compared to Windows 98/ME.
Yup. Same thing when XP SP2 came out. There was a LOT of negative hoopla about that too.

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Give it another year and you'll all be wanting to take Miss Vista out for dinner.
I don't know maybe...it seems like the Vista negativity has more momentum than the XP negativity did.

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post #30 of 39
along with these price drops Microsoft needs to drop Vista Basic, and just stick to Home Premium and Ultimate for the home users. Keep business for the industry users only. that will free up a lot of confusion.

Running Vista 64 w/ sp1 and liking it more everyday.
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