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If so, your thoughts thus far? If you are not going to buy it, why
not?

Re: U buying Vista?


| If so, your thoughts thus far? If you are not going to buy it, why
| not?

Not until well after Vista SP1 is publicly released.

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Re: U buying Vista?

On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 21:20:59 -0500, Dickie Peters wrote:
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Being a MS Partner, I have 10 licenses that were just recv'd in the mail
today. I thought it might be fun to install it on my laptop - 1.5GB RAM,
80GB Drive (20/60), P4/3.2Ghz Hyper threaded (full P4, not a mobile P4),
etc...

I ran the Vista Upgrade Advisor and it complained about Nero (I own the
full suite) and that I didn't have 15GB free space on my C drive.... 15GB!

As Windows XP fully supports all that I can see needing for a couple
years, I don't see any reason to upgrade other than for fun.

As for production, I won't upgrade until they release the first full
service pack or 6 months have elapsed.


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Re: U buying Vista?

Leythos wrote:

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One of the links I read today (or yesterday .. there were many) said you
need 20 GB free during the install, and then some smaller amount is left
when done. That might be the 15 GB.

Outrageous.

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Re: U buying Vista?

On Thu, 01 Feb 2007 02:46:21 +0000, Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:

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Nope, the install clearly wants 15GB to start and complete, I've seen
reports that you can end up only needing 9GB AFTER it's completed the
install.


 
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Re: U buying Vista?

Leythos wrote:

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Maybe what I read was for the $400 version with all the bells and
whistles...

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Re: U buying Vista?

On Thu, 01 Feb 2007 03:36:30 +0000, Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:

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Nope, they use a IMAGE method instead of just installing the basics, all
reports from MS and installers are that it does require 15GB to start the
install, once completed you can get it down to about 9GB.


 
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Re: U buying Vista?

Leythos (void@nowhere.lan) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
saying :

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<mutters imprecations in the direction of Redmond/Reading>
The tight buggers... It's a friggin' UPGRADE CD - and requires XP to be
installed first... Makes installing it onto a spare blank drive a
*right* pita.

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I got a fairly decent "Windows Experience" score on this Latitude D800
(Pent M 2GHz, 1Gb mem, NVidea GeForce video), and would have been higher
but for a fairly low hard drive performance figure (I just grabbed an
old drive and lobbed it in temporarily)

Every single driver was picked up immediately bar the TI smartcard
reader.

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Indeed...


Vista looks very nice indeed with Aero, and a quick look at Office 2k7
looks really quite tempting.

BUT - the "Ooooh, are you SURE you wanna do that?" dialog boxes started
to piss me off VERY quickly and remind me of nothing as much as the good
old "You've moved the mouse, would you like to reboot?" era of NT4...
It's slightly more annoying than a fresh install of a personal firewall
before you've trained it to whitelist all your apps...

Re: U buying Vista?

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What do you mean by this? Don't you need Vista drivers from the
manufacturer?



Re: U buying Vista?

Pete (Pete@nospam.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying
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I mean that the Vista install DVD had drivers for every single piece of kit
in this machine, with that one exception - and Windows Update found that.

Re: U buying Vista?

Dickie Peters wrote:
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If it comes with the new laptop I am looking to buy, I'll use it. I got
to buy legal copies of XP Pro one of these days. I got a legal copy of
Win 2K. I might just go legal Vista all the way and be done with it, on
the machines.


Re: U buying Vista?

On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 21:20:59 -0500, Dickie Peters

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Buy it? What for? We have machines that came with Win ME and Win 2K
Pro installed that are fine for our needs and wants. The main "want"
in the past was for vastly more cpu/memory speed and internet
bandwidth ... which we now have.

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Re: U buying Vista?


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I've been using Vista since beta (before I could get it from MS)
I am currently running Vista Ultimate CR1 on a removable drive so I can go
back to XP and 98 when I want, yes I have them all on removable drives so I
can boot the OS I feel like.

Ultimate took 20 gig on my machine and it took 3 1/2 hours to install
everything.
My machine is an AMD 2.6ghz 4200ti Geforce 512 RAM 80gig drive

Microsoft had released Vista CR2 but took the link off their site post
haste, because it was unstable (my buddy Steve works for a large Bank and
they had installed it)

Wanna have fun with Vista? Install Virus Burster on it ! (adware program)
Virus Burster is just a popup type program on XP,  BUT on the Vista  system,
it reboots then will not even go into safe mode, so you can't remove the
infection !!!
(Well I did) but not by booting to Vista.

I'll wait a year or four... after all I'm on my Win 98 machine now,

Mich...




Re: U buying Vista?

Op Wed, 31 Jan 2007 21:20:59 -0500, schreef Dickie Peters:

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No, because I finally switched to Linux a few months ago. Why should I buy
a new computer when I can get everything for free and with open standards?

Peter


Re: U buying Vista?

On Fri, 02 Feb 2007 00:13:08 +0100, Goeroeboeroe wrote:
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To bad for most businesses in the USA that won't work as too many of them
have to deal with the fact that most MS Office documents don't convert
properly in the Open Source solutions.

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Re: U buying Vista?

Op Thu, 01 Feb 2007 19:19:39 -0600, schreef Leythos:

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I've read this more. But I've also seen quite a lot of reviews that say
(almost) every MS Office document opens well. From my own experience I
know I had never problems with opening a Office document in OpenOffice.
And a friend of mine works daily in OpenOffice and all her collagues use
MS Office: never a problem.
But I guess it depends what kind of documents it are.
You know you can run MS Office in Linux using a cheap program called
CrossOver?

Peter


Re: U buying Vista?

On Fri, 02 Feb 2007 04:20:01 +0100, Goeroeboeroe wrote:

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Almost every document that contains images or more than basic text
formatting, like styles, requires changes in order to make it look almost
the same as it did in Word or Excel. In our case, other than plain
documents, they just don't convert back and forth properly when working
with clients across the globe.

As for CrossOver - yes, I've suggested it in many cases were talking about
Linux, I actually have it on several of our linux machines and it works
quite well (although Outlook doesn't work well).

But, now you're back to having to run a MS Office suite, not getting the
full potential of it, and since we've never had a compromised or unstable
Windows 2000/XP machine, moving to Linux has no real ROI.

 
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Re: U buying Vista?

Op Fri, 02 Feb 2007 06:48:38 -0600, schreef Leythos:

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Ah, I see. Anyway, personally I always thought it's a bit strange to run
Linux and than use MS Office.
Maybe the converting problems are solved when MS Office gives the
possibility to use odf, if they implement that in a good way.

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NO. There needs to be drivers for my hardware first.
-Pete



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