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Poll Results: Vista Like or Dislike

 
  • 15% (77)
    Dislike Vista
  • 78% (388)
    I like Vista
  • 6% (30)
    Not used Vista before
495 Total Votes  
post #231 of 264
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
I think every office and public computer should use Linux. The price is obviously the #1 factor. Let me tell you a story:

I went to a brand new library that just opened near my house. They had a computer lab that has programs for 2 things: internet (including library catalog) and office (word processing/spreadsheet/presentation). I was very sad to see that each of the dell computers was using windows XP. For 2 functions, they pay that money to microsoft when Linux can provide those services at no cost with Firefox and OpenOffice. I hung my head in shame.

So you are asking the wrong question... The question you should be asking is, "what is the benefit of vista over Linux?" It's not a rhetorical question; there are various answers, and they all depend on the user. If you're a gamer, you'll want to use windows. If you do word processing/office work and internet browsing, Linux does that work just fine for $0. If you need commercial software that is available only on windows, then obviously you're going to need windows as the solution to your problem (it's a shame that there isn't much commercial software for Linux).

For most users, Linux would be perfect. And public computers, such as those at libraries, should run Linux.
As long as there is a tech there that understands any problems that might arise with them. Finding techs for Linux will be much more difficult than Windows. IF they have those techs, then I agree this situation warrants it.

As far as the majority of users on this forum, my guess is they'll find Windows more useful.
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post #232 of 264
I like vista.
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Ehhh its ok. Unless you get the Home premium version up its crap though. For me i use alot of older programs (free) and vista doesnt have the compatibility for them yet. The simplicity of XP has always made me an XP die hard and the whole "are you sure???" crap everytime u click on something on Vista ticks me off. Otherwise i dont mind it all that much but im gonna stick with XP till they stop making it.
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post #235 of 264
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Ehhh its ok. Unless you get the Home premium version up its crap though. For me i use alot of older programs (free) and vista doesnt have the compatibility for them yet. The simplicity of XP has always made me an XP die hard and the whole "are you sure???" crap everytime u click on something on Vista ticks me off. Otherwise i dont mind it all that much but im gonna stick with XP till they stop making it.
Have you tried running your older programs in XP SP2 compatibility mode?

And the UAC "are you sure???" argument is completely invalid, it can be easily shut off in 1-2 minutes. How about this: "Are you sure, that you want XP answering YES to every stupid spyware/adware application behind the curtains? Or would you rather have it ask you?"
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post #236 of 264
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Have you tried running your older programs in XP SP2 compatibility mode?

And the UAC "are you sure???" argument is completely invalid, it can be easily shut off in 1-2 minutes. How about this: "Are you sure, that you want XP answering YES to every stupid spyware/adware application behind the curtains? Or would you rather have it ask you?"

Shut off UAC in less than 20 seconds:

1: hit the "start" key (aka super key) and "R", (or go about it the old way... start > run) type "msconfig" > enter
2. Click on the tools tab > click on Disable UAC > apply/ok
post #237 of 264
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Shut off UAC in less than 20 seconds:

1: hit the "start" key (aka super key) and "R", (or go about it the old way... start > run) type "msconfig" > enter
2. Click on the tools tab > click on Disable UAC > apply/ok
I am tempted to disable UAC but then i get the windows security centre pop up saying it is disabled all the time
    
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I am tempted to disable UAC but then i get the windows security centre pop up saying it is disabled all the time

Security Center > change notification options > leave me the hell alone

Not positive exactly how, b/c my entire security center is removed via Group Policy.
post #239 of 264
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I am tempted to disable UAC but then i get the windows security centre pop up saying it is disabled all the time
Just click the red shield in your system tray and open security center. In the left panel in the bottom is "change the way Security Center annoys alerts me". Click "Don't notify me and don't display the icon".

-Done

Disabling UAC, security notifications and then Defender, and then indexing are the first and most important things I do with a fresh install of vista.
    
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post #240 of 264
Highly dislike it. But since there are no good drivers for XP X64 and I'm not a big fan of Linux, I'm screwed.
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