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    windows vista

    from all those who hate microsoft
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    Virus Instability Spyware Trojans Adware
    Very Irritating System Try Another
    Vista Is Stupid To Attempt
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     I - Instability 
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    LOL is all i can say

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    Have you actually tried Vista? Its pretty stable. The main issue now is manufacturers trying to keep up to put drivers for their hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Aerospace_Eng_ View Post
    Have you actually tried Vista? Its pretty stable. The main issue now is manufacturers trying to keep up to put drivers for their hardware.
    now i work part time and have a busy lifestyle i cant afford it LOL but remember how stable everyone thought XP was when it came out? a mates got vista on dual boot but uses XP pro

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    It seems to me that stability of the OS is also dependent on the applications/drivers you install and run. I mean, some programs just won't play well with any OS.
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    wow...instead of playing with your computers you argue over which one is better like fan boys. IF YOU LIKE MS THAN GOOD FOR YOU AND IF YOU LIKE APPLE GOOD FOR YOU. end of story.
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    What about Linux? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightfire View Post
    What about Linux? lol
    Yeah, whats with people eh?

    Our OS classes have used Vista to death. Found that aside from its pretty much mac stolen gui, its operations are pretty much identical to Windows XP, very few additions, and Microsoft decided to skimp on their WinFS system so thats another loss on them.
    So, IMO Vista = XP with 5x the system requirements = totally not worth while.
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    ...and worst of all, my graphics card is not supported under vista anymore!
    I'm not sure if this was any help, but I hope it didn't make you stupider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightfire View Post
    What about Linux? lol
    I'm with Nightfire here. At this point for me, Microsoft and Mac are in the place where Linux is for most users.

    Someone try to convince me to switch from Linux to Windows.

    Here's what I need...

    1) A stable development platform
    2) Access to quick, easy, and helpful online support
    3) Quick and reliable software patches and updates
    4) Easy to use interface
    5) Ability to "get my hands dirty" with the system if I need to.
    6) Ability to run servers as needed without extra licensing - typical include web server, database server, mail server, dns server and more
    7) Ability to do basic to moderate graphics editing
    8) Ability to play my music
    9) Ability to watch DVDs
    10) Some type of affordable Office Suite

    Really, bottom line is all 10 of the items are accomplished above with Linux. Under Windows, I don't think I can do 1,5,6,7,8,9 or 10 without DRM or moderate licensing fees.

    If anyone's considering "upgrading" to Vista, my recommendation - at least TRY a linux flavor FIRST. There's really no harm. My suggestion would be try ubuntu because:

    a) You can have the full CDs sent to you for free
    b) It's one of the most user-friendly - user-centric linux distrubutions out there.
    c) easier install than windows

    All I ask if that you try it for one week. If it doesn't work, then go pay the $200 for Vista. My bet is you'll save $200 in doing so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcarl314 View Post
    Someone try to convince me to switch from Linux to Windows.
    Ok, I'll try
    1. A stable development platform [FAIL]
    2. Access to quick, easy, and helpful online support
      • Depends on your definition of quick, easy and helpful
      • My opion: [FAIL]
    3. Quick and reliable software patches and updates
      • Definitly not reliable [FAIL]
    4. Easy to use interface
      • Used to using it so... [PASS]
    5. Ability to "get my hands dirty" with the system if I need to. [FAIL]
    6. Ability to run servers as needed without extra licensing - typical include web server, database server, mail server, dns server and more [UBER FAIL]
    7. Ability to do basic to moderate graphics editing
      • Nothing usable included so... [FAIL]
    8. Ability to play my music [PASS]
    9. Ability to watch DVDs [PASS]
    10. Some type of affordable Office Suite
      • Depends on your definition of 'affordable'. I'm a poor student so... [FAIL]


    [sarcasm]Microsoft rules right? Right? [/sarcasm]

    Linux wins.

    Linux noobs should definitly check out Ubuntu or a similar OS. Heck, I love using Ubuntu on a dual boot, the only issue is that my computer is 1/2 ntfs so it makes file writting a little difficult. Otherwise, no complaints from me, I prefer the Ubuntu OS.
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    I am using Vista right now. My dad got a 21" inch wide monitor and my only complaint is that the text is too small. It looks great! I still like the GUI of Linux better though...

    Get and OEM version too cut the price in half.
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    Howdy! I'm just starting with Xubuntu. M$ is makin' me mad , so "bye, bye". I'm not a software guy, (last programming I did was in BASIC, on a IIGS! ), but the switch seems easy(ish). The tons of support help alot, too. Sorry for the hijack, Ill step back into the shadows...

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    Vista has it's problems though. When my internet goes down I click "Diagnose and repair" Windows then says after 5 minutes of Diagnosing that it can not fix the problem. XP you just click "repair" and the problem is fixed.
    Or when a program is not responding and you click "end now" another screen pops up that says "Windows is trying to fix the problem" After 2 minutes of that it closes. All I wanted was for the window to end but no Vista has to waste my time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Aerospace_Eng_ View Post
    Have you actually tried Vista? Its pretty stable. The main issue now is manufacturers trying to keep up to put drivers for their hardware.
    haven't you noticed hard problems with the JVM?

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    I installed Ubuntu about a week ago and had Beryl up and running almost straight afterwards -- i'd love to see Vista beat the GUI i have now ^^ On top of that it boots up superfast, i can run servers on it for no cost to help develop projects i'm working on, and the amount of help available on the internet is incredible... i don't think i'd let Vista anywhere near my pc now


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