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Is Vista replacing XP or Not?

MMcCarthy
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When I bought my new system a couple of months ago I actually paid extra to have XP Pro installed rather than Vista. Apart from anything else most of my clients still use XP. Eventually I will have to partition my system to allow for Vista to be loaded as well (I have a home licence) just to test compatability.

I've also noticed we are getting more questions from members who are having problems on applications when moving them to Vista.

I would be very interested in the opinions and experiences of this community on this issue.

BTW, can we just accept that Linux is the best thing since sliced bread and keep this topic purely on windows?

Mary (digg it)
Sep 28 '07
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acoder
16,027 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
It's true though, ...
A new generation of computers will be needed to run their next OS :(
Just because memory and other resources are cheaper, it's no excuse for bloated and inefficient software.
Oct 3 '07 #71
NeoPa
32,584 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
Just because memory and other resources are cheaper, it's no excuse for bloated and inefficient software.
Unfortunately M$ & the hardware manufacturers seem to have this symbiotic relationship where they both strive to convince the world that the other is needed and makes sense.
I'm afraid they're the only real winners in all this. The extra speed is nice, but when it's mostly (or in the case of Vista completely) used up by the extra 'enhancements' to the OS then there's not much benefit for everybody else.
Oct 3 '07 #72
Shashi Sadasivan
1,435 Recognized Expert Top Contributor
Unfortunately M$ & the hardware manufacturers seem to have this symbiotic relationship where they both strive to convince the world that the other is needed and makes sense.
I'm afraid they're the only real winners in all this. The extra speed is nice, but when it's mostly (or in the case of Vista completely) used up by the extra 'enhancements' to the OS then there's not much benefit for everybody else.
Sun should get their 128 bit processors onto the desktop.
And then we should all watch the fun Microsoft has ! (especially Intel)
(I am not clear wether Sun do have a 128 bit processor....bu t they had the 64 long time ago)
Oct 3 '07 #73
coolgames
169 New Member
Sun should get their 128 bit processors onto the desktop.
And then we should all watch the fun Microsoft has ! (especially Intel)
(I am not clear wether Sun do have a 128 bit processor....bu t they had the 64 long time ago)
ya, they are not going to have fun...
they are deffinately DOOMED..
Oct 4 '07 #74
markrawlingson
346 Recognized Expert Contributor
you seem to be interested a lot about the Upcoming Windows stuff.. OS's...

Win Vista SP1 is officially known as Windows Fiji and is hoped to be released on December 2007 if not, sometime early 2008

and Microsoft's Operating System of 2011 will be Windows Vienna...
which experts say that it will totally change the generation of computers...
Hahaha, well I think you just illustrated my point.

Every operating system Microsoft has ever released has been viewed by experts 2-4 years in advance of its release to be something that will "revolution ize the home and office", "give the end-user more control at their fingertips", "reform the way we do business", etc etc - Does any of that sound familiar? It should because the exact same statements are said every single time a new Windows product is slated for release.

A user in here also stated that Microsoft basically plays the general public as peons, knowingly releasing flawed software and then releasing fixes for those problems some time later. That's exactly right, that's what has happened in the case of every single Windows operating system that's ever been released - and why would they do it any different? Perhaps there would be cause for concern if the general public knew anything of anything about computers, but they don't. Techies complain about it simply because we know that's not the "proper" way to develop software - but we only represent a small percentage of the population. Companies don't care about small percentages, they care about hitting the biggest percentage they can, first and foremost - and that is the general computer user who wants the flashiest, nicest looking, and newest thing on the market.

Microsoft is a business, and any business ought to know there are 3 main types of buyers :

Group 1 "It's new! Gotta get it now!"
Group 2 "I'll get it when the price comes down, and maybe get some reassurance from my friends who have it to make sure it's a good product before I spend money on it"
Group 3 "Vista? What's Vista? Oh you mean that new piece of garbage that microsoft released that is bound to have bugs up the wazoo? Um, yeah you're nuts if you think i'm going to spend $400 on something that doesn't work properly. Would you spend top dollar on a car with a broken axle?"

Microsoft plays this very well. Frankly, I belong to group #3. All technology is over-priced when it's first released, and in the case of Microsoft - their technology is bugged when it's first released. I'm content with my XP right now, as I was content with my 2k until 2005, and my 98 until 2002.

Yeah, it will take over XP as the industry standard, as has pretty much every other operating system taken over its predecessor, but as it has happened in the past it will happen again - it'll take another year or two at least though.

Sincerely,
Mark
Oct 5 '07 #75
coolgames
169 New Member
true, i agree with you Mark...

(no need to worry because, Microsoft won't stop support for XP until ~20years...
but, win2000 will be gone in 2011)
Oct 5 '07 #76
YarrOfDoom
1,247 Recognized Expert Top Contributor
...I'm content with my XP right now, as I was content with my 2k until 2005, and my 98 until 2002...
I wish I could do that as well, but when assembling my pc (something like a week ago), I had to buy vista, because sooner or later XP would be unusefull, as all support would fall away, not now, but in a couple of years or a bit more (eg. Halo 2). So now I'm stuck with this ***** ******* ***** OS.
Oct 6 '07 #77
coolgames
169 New Member
I wish I could do that as well, but when assembling my pc (something like a week ago), I had to buy vista, because sooner or later XP would be unusefull, as all support would fall away, not now, but in a couple of years or a bit more (eg. Halo 2). So now I'm stuck with this ***** ******* ***** OS.

true but, that's in like 20 years...
also, since you have Vista, the SP1 (Fiji) is coming out like in January so, get ready for the huge download..

and, what is the OS you are talking about when you said ***** ******* *****


Coolgames
Oct 6 '07 #78
NeoPa
32,584 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
He bought Vista ==> ***** ******* ***** = Vista :)
Oct 6 '07 #79
YarrOfDoom
1,247 Recognized Expert Top Contributor
He bought Vista ==> ***** ******* ***** = Vista :)
exactly .
Oct 6 '07 #80

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