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    Vista

    Recently got a new home desktop, which has a free upgrade to Vista. All I've seen and read, so far, is that it isn't really worth the hassle.

    Anyone have any personal experience with Vista?



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    Re: Vista

    I have used it and I would say it is not a operating system that you need to upgrade to, but if your new computer has 2 gigs or more of memory and a 64 bit processor I would do it.
    Vista has alot of little features in it that make it alot more user friendly for people who don't know much about computers.



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    Re: Vista

    I also have Vista and hate it. None of my most used programs from XP are compatable with it at this point, so only half of my stuff works at this point, so I have to use 2 computers.



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    Re: Vista

    I have it, too. Not much of an upgrade, especially for the cost, but it sure is purdy!

    If you are considering it, though, you can get an academic copy for $70 (Home Premium) shipped through academicsuperstore.com if you are a student, teacher, or if you have a student in your household. That's what I did and it was easy. The reg. price on Home Premium is about $159, and the academic copy is exactly the same as the regular one.


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    Re: Vista

    Vista Business came with my new laptop. It isn't much different from XP. So far I haven't had any major compatibility issues. The only program that I regularly use that doesn't work on Vista is my zonealarm firewall.

    I would send for the free upgrade cds even if you don't install it right away. If you have more than 2 gigs of ram and a decent video card I would probably install it though I would wait a couple of months.



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    Re: Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by nj829 View Post
    I also have Vista and hate it. None of my most used programs from XP are compatable with it at this point, so only half of my stuff works at this point, so I have to use 2 computers.

    There is an option in Vista, to boot the programs in a XP mode, so that it will treat the program as a xp program and not try to run it as a vista program.

    I have used vista for almost a year now and I am in love with it. If you have the option to buy a computer with it already on it, it is probably worth it because the computer is already going to have the capability to run the program.

    just my 2 cents



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    Re: Vista

    My roommate just bought a new PC with it so I've had minimal work with it but so far I'm not a fan of it. Just trying to do some simple configuration stuff like you can in XP was a hassle and I constantly hear him complaining about the issues with iTunes and his iPod not working right which apparently is a known issue. It also pops up security stuff all the time that gets annoying until you turn it off or it knows that something is ok.



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    Re: Vista

    I'm not a Mac fan, but their commercial about Vista asking permission for every command is hilarious and true.....a guy showed me Vista at work and it took him forever to do things


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    Re: Vista

    There are a ton more user restrictions in Vista. You can go in with an admin account and turn off the feature.

    I got my laptop at a really big discount the week before Vista came out (running XP Pro), and got the rebate to send in for Vista. I've sent it in, but am going to wait before installing. A lot of hardware devices don't have compatible drivers yet - our company is running into a lot of problems with peripherals we use with our software on Vista machines. Most are projected to be compatible by second quarter, however.


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    Re: Vista

    There is no reason to upgrade/downgrade to vista. IT does not do anything special, just a progression of windows more toward the mac side of things.


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