Originally Posted by BladeWarrior
Originally Posted by Gill..
2 OS's ago - I had ME
1OS ago - I had XP X64 - which M$ was kind enough to inform me they did not support from the get-go (red-headed step-child)
OS now - RETAIL ($250) Vista X64 - I knew 7 was coming up, but didn't think so soon.
Will I get a discount towards 7? By the sounds of it no.
I like Vista too, but probably will switch to 7 come SP1. Going OEM this time. I agree with the others - they will be forced to support it for a number of years - but the development effort will clearly be 7 only.
Go OEM Vista 64, it's good... but not expensive enough so you'll feel hosed when 7 comes out.
I think rep for me out of pity is in order! haha.....
Originally Posted by darklink
It's a shame that Vista got such a bad rap. Was it much worse than XP when it was first released? People hated XP at first and I know a lot of companies at the time that refused to make the switch from 2000 Professional. I wasn't really a fan of Vista when it first came out, but after most of the 64-bit drivers issues were resolved and SP1 was released, I have not one problem with it.
The mob mentality really did ruin Vista. It is one of the more stable OS's I have run in a while at this point and it's just too bad that MS can't just say "hey... it's fixed". I know personally I will try to run Vista as long as possible until a very cheap upgrade path to 7 is presented.