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Exactly... In fact it takes me about 1.2 months to tweak Vista just to get the internet up. You wouldn't imagine how long it took me to configure all 16,777,216 colors that my computer can display.

Your totally right... Vista is useless!
Admin account, UAC, driver checking, to name a few...

Nowhere did I say "vista is useless."

Cute, though.
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I think it is worthwhile switching to Vista for no other reason than the security enhancements. Vista is rock solid security wise.
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On the first day my mate had vista he got a trojan!

(He's a bit of an idiot though. )
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On the first day my mate had vista he got a trojan!

(He's a bit of an idiot though. )
That could be because of anything, of course. It isn't a measure of vista's security.

Although, I have never heard of anyone ever getting hacked on any OS... It's all very mythical to me. So the security aspect comparing XP to vista is kinda... "eh" to me..

But I guess it's the "feeling" that counts.
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That could be because of anything, of course. It isn't a measure of vista's security.

Although, I have never heard of anyone ever getting hacked on any OS... It's all very mythical to me. So the security aspect comparing XP to vista is kinda... "eh" to me..

But I guess it's the "feeling" that counts.
I wasn't saying it WAS a measure of Vista's security. As i said he's a bit of an idiot, and he did something quite stupid to get that trojan. I just thought it was a funny story that i could share.
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I wasn't saying it WAS a measure of Vista's security. As i said he's a bit of an idiot, and he did something quite stupid to get that trojan. I just thought it was a funny story that i could share.
Yeah, I got that. Just pointing that out. I see you've got my back
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Lol, seems like there should have been some "Dun dun dun!" music after the last part of the quoted portion.

"And the company in question is Apple." dundundun!
    
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And this is why so many intelligent consumers like us hate Microsoft (for I know of people who don't know any better, and they think Microsoft is awesome). They simply do not care about us, and we know it. But for people like me, I have to grin and bear it because I happen to like WinXP, and I don't like the idea of switching to Linux.
Ubuntu is nice, I use it for all school and office (kinda sorta work/intern at this research place) applications, and it really does rock.

However, I prefer Vista x64 to any Windows OS before. Granted, 32 bit is a waste of time for most, but I'm really amazed at how much effort M$ put into vista x64
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I have been playing less high end games than I used to, and the games I do play are WINE compatible in Linux (except FA).

The more and more that Linux can replace Windows for the tasks I need done, the more I am moving to Linux. This summer, I am getting a Linux laptop (finances permitting) and keeping my high end desktop Vista (for gaming).

Subscription models are dangerous. At any point a company can raise the rate they charge and leave consumers without alternatives (unless a rate is locked in, which is unlikely.) At least once I've paid flat-out for something, they can't keep digging in my pocket for more just to keep using it.

That said, linux is the way to go, for the most part. ESPECIALLY on the corporate front! When you have thousands of PCs with the same hardware and software, implementing a Linux environment would be so simple.

The easier Linux is to:
--Learn, for the end user, and
--Implement, for the IT staff,
the more I expect to see linux be the OS of workstations of midsize and growing companies.

I say midsize, because most large corporations are too bloated and stubborn to move on to something better; their mindset is in one place.

If Windows does not provide some sort of FREE emulation layer (as opposed to charging us a copy of XP to virtualize, like you all talk about) then its grip on the market will surely fall, and increased competition will ensue.
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Sell vista and 7 at the same mof'ing time. Backwards come-crapability for those who want it. and 7 for those that don't.

Problem is: Microsoft is going to have to seriously stiff-arm software companies into getting 7 software out. Otherwise, it will be like XP 64 or original Vista.

Microsoft should go ahead and write their own audio/video drivers for this one, as the other companies are unreliable
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I have been playing less high end games than I used to, and the games I do play are WINE compatible in Linux (except FA).

The more and more that Linux can replace Windows for the tasks I need done, the more I am moving to Linux. This summer, I am getting a Linux laptop (finances permitting) and keeping my high end desktop Vista (for gaming).

Subscription models are dangerous. At any point a company can raise the rate they charge and leave consumers without alternatives (unless a rate is locked in, which is unlikely.) At least once I've paid flat-out for something, they can't keep digging in my pocket for more just to keep using it.

That said, linux is the way to go, for the most part. ESPECIALLY on the corporate front! When you have thousands of PCs with the same hardware and software, implementing a Linux environment would be so simple.

The easier Linux is to:
--Learn, for the end user, and
--Implement, for the IT staff,
the more I expect to see linux be the OS of workstations of midsize and growing companies.

I say midsize, because most large corporations are too bloated and stubborn to move on to something better; their mindset is in one place.

If Windows does not provide some sort of FREE emulation layer (as opposed to charging us a copy of XP to virtualize, like you all talk about) then its grip on the market will surely fall, and increased competition will ensue.
I agree with the first part, however Linux for everything is just not going to happen for a very long time. Windows brings so many extremely useful features for workstations. Domains, AD, and the various Windows components (like mobile Windows which is extremely nice) are very handy.


Also I believe Vista does use a 32 bit emulator in Vista, it just does everything for you.
    
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