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    God do I ever hate Vista

    I am a Linux (Ubuntu) and WinXP user. Got my very first Vista system last week. Never really needed one until recently; I was fine with my Pentium 4 systems, then found a deal I couldn't refuse on a Core 2 Duo for $225 on the Dell outlet store 'scratch & dent' section. Came with Vista, of course.

    I am amazed at just how incredibly horrible Vista is. It is a total piece of trash. I still have an old Pentium 3 box lying somewhere, with 256M of RAM running XP. It is lightning fast compared to this 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo box with 2G of RAM running Vista. And, yes, I do have the BIOS option enabled to make sure both cores are being used.

    I just got done burining a new Ubuntu 8.10 disc (can''t find where I placed my old one) so I can blow away Vista and replace it with Ubuntu. On a Core 2 Duo, Ubuntu should FLY.



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    Re: God do I ever hate Vista

    that went way over my head



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    Re: God do I ever hate Vista

    Vista definitely is a resource-hog, that's for certain. I will say, though, I've been pretty pleased with how it runs on my laptop. It's all about the hardware and stuff. I'm surprised that with 2 GB of ram it wouldn't be running terribly well for you... although, I suppose if the ram was really slow, that wouldn't help.

    I have a desktop as well, which for a long time had only 1 GB of ram, and with that it ran noticeably slower than my laptop. Recently I bought 4 gigs, though, and ram that was as fast as my motherboard could take, and it runs MUCH faster.

    From what it looks like, Windows 7 should be much better in terms of resource management and performance.. unfortunately, unless you have some other avenue for it, you'd have to buy it when it is supposed to come out at the end of the year or so.



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    Re: God do I ever hate Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone42 View Post
    I am a Linux (Ubuntu) and WinXP user.

    I am amazed at just how incredibly horrible Vista is.
    I was really disappointed when I got my Vista system; I've gotten used to it now.

    How long does it take for a Linux system to boot up? Is it much faster than Vista?

    Also, I assume I can load Google Chrome and Open Office on a Linux system - correct?


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    Re: God do I ever hate Vista

    Try windows 7's beta. It fixes all the problems with vista, but keeps everything it fixed.



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    Re: God do I ever hate Vista

    Was that scratch or dent on the processor or the memory? I've had problems with my HP Laptop but that seems to be more because of HP putting too many extra programs in with their install. Our Dell Runs perfectly smooth and fast.



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    Re: God do I ever hate Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    How long does it take for a Linux system to boot up? Is it much faster than Vista?

    Also, I assume I can load Google Chrome and Open Office on a Linux system - correct?
    Linux is not built for fast booting, but once such a system has finished booting it is usually fairly speedy. Depends on what 'window manager' you are using; Gnome is pretty good, but KDE 4 can be almost as slow as Vista.

    Google Chrome is an afterthought for Linux. Makes sense; the whole idea about Google Chrome is to do as much to unseat Internet Explorer (and Microsoft) from the browser market as possible. As far as Google was concerned, Linux didn't need Chrome, as it already had Firefox and a variety of other browsers.

    Open Office runs very well on Linux.



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    Re: God do I ever hate Vista

    I bought a Dell from the outlet in the last couple of weeks as well. It came with 1 stick of 2G memory. I replaced it with 2 sticks of 2G memory that not only doubled the memory, but also allows it to use dual-channel mode.



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    Re: God do I ever hate Vista

    I have vista on my HP laptop and after getting rid of the crap that hp put on it it has run perfectly. I am guessing you are a fan of John Dvorak?



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    Re: God do I ever hate Vista

    I finally got my HP system running, two years after I bought it.

    All it took was sending it to my full-time IT staff at work, and saying it was a priority project. Now it works just fine, but it took a gazillion updates to stabilize it.


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    Re: God do I ever hate Vista

    Still no problems with Vista here. Maybe my expectations are too low.


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    Sorry.....

    but i love it. After a brief burn-in period, i would never go back to xp



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    Re: God do I ever hate Vista

    I have had 0 problems.



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    Re: God do I ever hate Vista

    I've never really had any problems with Vista. I have it, Ubuntu Hardy and now Windows 7 on my laptop. I usually use Hardy and 7 now. 7 feels a lot like Vista to me, but I really like the new taskbar.



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    Re: God do I ever hate Vista

    I use Vista at work with no problems, but I have 4gb of ram so that helps.


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