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It's the same BS in all these articles everyday. It's as simple as the fact that Some/ Most of human kind hate change and this is change.

I was talking to a guy yesterday and he was like "yea I'm looking to get a new pc but I don't want Vista, it's a horrible OS" so I was politely asking him "Well have you used it?" and he said " Heck no, why would I even want to try, it's horrible"

This guy is an average joe you know so no tech skill at all yet he has no clue why he wouldn't like Vista, he just knows he wouldn't like it. I asked him "Well, why don't you try it and see what ya think", his response was," There will never be an OS as good as XP so I don't think I'll ever try it".

All I can say is he must be about as educated as all the other people saying it is a horrible OS.

It really is funny, I have had Zip Zealch Zero problems with Vista and yet EVERYBODY else amazing has every error in the book happening to them. Dang I must be good, that's all I can say,lol.
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post #32 of 64
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Originally Posted by rx7racer View Post
It's the same BS in all these articles everyday. It's as simple as the fact that Some/ Most of human kind hate change and this is change.

I was talking to a guy yesterday and he was like "yea I'm looking to get a new pc but I don't want Vista, it's a horrible OS" so I was politely asking him "Well have you used it?" and he said " Heck no, why would I even want to try, it's horrible"

This guy is an average joe you know so no tech skill at all yet he has no clue why he wouldn't like Vista, he just knows he wouldn't like it. I asked him "Well, why don't you try it and see what ya think", his response was," There will never be an OS as good as XP so I don't think I'll ever try it".

All I can say is he must be about as educated as all the other people saying it is a horrible OS.

It really is funny, I have had Zip Zealch Zero problems with Vista and yet EVERYBODY else amazing has every error in the book happening to them. Dang I must be good, that's all I can say,lol.
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post #33 of 64
That guy is just reiterating what someone else told him.

I've used every version of Windows since 3.1 except NT.
3.1 and 95 were good. I don't remember much about 98, it was basically just like 95. ME was horribly unstable. 2000 was great. XP was annoying and had no useful improvements over 2000 when it first came out but was good later with the service packs and after a lot of tweaking. Vista is like XP was when it first came out. The thing I don't understand is why MS can't produce an OS that doesn't require a bunch of Service Packs and extensive tweaking to make it run right. You would think that they would have figured it out by now.
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I talked to the author about the article and I think what he's trying to point out isn't that Vista is all that terrible, but this transition is a little rushed and it will be very difficult for large enterprises in particular to adopt.
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So buy 50 copies of XP then sell them on the black market... ;D
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schroedinger View Post
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For God's Sake Quit Trying to Be Apple. You stole their only good idea twenty years ago anyway.
Who "stole" it from the Palo Alto Research Center...

Quote:
Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
... I don't care what anyone says about Linux or OSX being a better operating system. If they offered a better package, they would be used more. Period.
The truth...

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Originally Posted by Mako View Post
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I've used every version of Windows since 3.1 except NT.
3.1 and 95 were good. I don't remember much about 98, it was basically just like 95. ME was horribly unstable. 2000 was great. XP was annoying and had no useful improvements over 2000 when it first came out but was good later with the service packs and after a lot of tweaking. Vista is like XP was when it first came out. The thing I don't understand is why MS can't produce an OS that doesn't require a bunch of Service Packs and extensive tweaking to make it run right. You would think that they would have figured it out by now.
Hehe, showing my age here, but I was a beta tester for version 1. And 2(86).
M$ got into the habit of releasing a beta OS back in the Win 95 days. Their ship date kept slipping and they decided to release the bits they had and deal with the chaos. They have been doing the same thing since though not as bad.

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So buy 50 copies of XP then sell them on the black market... ;D
Got a 100 of them on the shelf right now at work. This should last at least 6 months.

I am ready for vista now that SP1 is out. Now I am deciding on whether to spend my cash on a new mobo or vista...
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So buy 50 copies of XP then sell them on the black market... ;D
Its not the black market since that would be totally legal.
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accept the change or don't. No one else cares that you hate/like vista
Actually I place a lot of emphasis on the decisions of educated people.
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XP was annoying and had no useful improvements over 2000 when it first came out but was good later with the service packs and after a lot of tweaking. Vista is like XP was when it first came out..
But the thing is that with XP the problems were problems. With Vista though the problems are called "features", and theres no way they are going to get rid of them without publicly admitting failure.
    
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You know my pc was built in 2003 by compaq but everything in it now is nothing what they had, its all fully upgraded. It can run vista and xp and anything, im not bad mouthing vista but i like xp. I havnt used vista yet only basic but i didnt like it. If i wanted i could put ultimate on my rig but the thing is i cant be stuffed. I will eventually change over and so will everyone else but the 6% of business that can run it is aload of BEEP!!! Any computer can run vista, if it its a bare minimum. IT CAN STILL RUN IT!!!
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