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post #21 of 39
I'm beyond tired of the XP vs Vista crap now, get over it already.

XP was bound to fade out one day, it's be out for how long? Atm imo in most cases, it's down to personal preference which OS you choose to install.
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post #22 of 39
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Originally Posted by SpuddGunn View Post
Then surely that is false advertising??

We found a cheapo machine with fairly decent specs (P4 631 Cedar Mill @ 3.0Ghz, 512MB RAM etc) that came with Vista Home Basic. Only use it will get is web browsing and uber mild gaming. It chugged like a beast just trying to cope with Vista on it. I've added another 512MB ram (only 2 RAM slots) and it has helped but its still not great.

But if M$ say a P4 with 512MB RAM can run Vista, why shouldn't the OEM's sell machines of that spec with Vista?
This is precisely why there is a class action lawsuit under way over the "vista ready" marketing campeign.
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This is stupid, in 5 years, the people who cried for XP will now be crying for Vista against Windows 7 or whatever's next.
    
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People that complain about Microsoft should just jump ship and go to Apple. The "everything is greener on the other side" metaphor will quickly come into effect. Even if you buy the most expensive version of Windows at $400 retail (who pays retail?) you are good for A LONG TIME! The updates for years to come are free. After a couple of years of $100 MacIntosh updates people come back to Microsoft...they have 92% OS market share. If M$ was that bad we would not use it.
Oh yeah... now that's a solution.

Go to a MORE expensive computing alternative... No thanks.

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This is stupid, in 5 years, the people who cried for XP will now be crying for Vista against Windows 7 or whatever's next.
That just depends...

If M$ learns it lesson and better markets the next O/S so that folks actually want to buy and use it, then the criticisims will be much less.

As I've stated in countless threads so far... you got to give general consumers the PERCEPTION that they NEED the upgrade. Forcing it down their throats just doesn't work (as they've probably already noticed by now...)
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If M$ learns it lesson and better markets the next O/S so that folks actually want to buy and use it, then the criticisims will be much less.
I disagree, I don't think M$ can do anything to change the "new OS whine". I mean really, the exact same things that are being said about vista were said when XP came out, I was into pc's then, I remember. And to be honest Vista is ahead of the curve because vista is good now and it really took SP2 for XP to be really good.
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post #26 of 39
Vista isn't that bad.
post #27 of 39
I agree with most of this article. I'm not going to run Vista on my work PC......it only has 512Mb of RAM.....no freaking way.

However most of this is just flogging the dead horse......
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post #28 of 39
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Originally Posted by SpuddGunn View Post
Sorry for the double post.

Thats the one reason I've not moved across to Vista on this rig. My network card isn't supported and I can't find drivers for it to work in Vista.

If they were available then I'd consider moving across
what netowork card do you have? because i had similar problems when i first went to vista x64 but with some searching i was able to locate one, maybe i could help you out with your search and then you can make the move to the coolest OS on the block
post #29 of 39
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I disagree, I don't think M$ can do anything to change the "new OS whine". I mean really, the exact same things that are being said about vista were said when XP came out, I was into pc's then, I remember. And to be honest Vista is ahead of the curve because vista is good now and it really took SP2 for XP to be really good.
They may not eliminate it... but they sure can reduce it.

Anyone can whine... however if you reduce the amount of reasons to do so, then you can move on with selling your product as you capture a better percentage of your targetted customer group. XP was was accepted quite more readily than Vista has been... and I don't remember quite as much complaining as we hear now with Vista. On release, XP was leaps and bounds better than Win98SE and proved its worth... my only thing was that I still had to change my view to "Classic View" because I liked the 98SE "Start" setup much better.

Vista pretty much was marketed, priced, and distributed without a firm realization of the wants and needs of its targeted audience, and now it suffers the backlash from that.
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post #30 of 39
Wow, you really don't need that great of specs to run Vista. I was running Ultimate on single-core Turion 1.8 with a gig of memory and onboard Gforce 6000 graphics, and it ran like a champ. The only thing I had a problem with was playing HD video, but that was mainly the graphics processor.

There is absolutely no reason why anyone should have less than a gig a memory in their systems. Congress just needs to pass a bill that all PCs sold need to have atleast 1 gig of memory, and everyone will stop complaining about Vista.

Also, if you haven't tried it, then shut the hell up.
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