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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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drhowarddrfine
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Oct 6 '07 #81
hyperpau
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I agree with most of you. Replacement of XP is probably microsoft's goal. but til now, there has been a lot of driver issues

But XP will not be phased out for some time soon just like how they did it with windows 98 before
Oct 7 '07 #82
weaknessforcats
9,208 Recognized Expert Moderator Expert
I agree with most of you. Replacement of XP is probably microsoft's goal. but til now, there has been a lot of driver issues
Yep. Code that is sloppy gets past XP. Dies in Vista.
Oct 7 '07 #83
NeoPa
32,584 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
Yep. Code that is sloppy gets past XP. Dies in Vista.
Doesn't sound like a very well managed project I would say.
Oct 7 '07 #84
coolgames
169 New Member
Doesn't sound like a very well managed project I would say.

infact a BAD project..
Oct 8 '07 #85
Dököll
2,364 Recognized Expert Top Contributor
When I bought my new system a couple of months ago I actually paid extra to gave 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)
Greetings and salutations, Mary!

My honest opinion, you are a lot safer now without vista, still buggy.

You recently purchased a new system, correct!

Would you be able to wait, give yourself time to get as much as possible out of your current machine?

My guess is by say 3 to 4 years vista would have been a little less buggy and your machine would have packed up a few punches, would be time then to buy a new one, with vista installed. How's that for a deal?

What you have now is your baby, Vista will hinder and harm it, I have a good feeeling. You're safer the way things are now:-)
Oct 12 '07 #86
MMcCarthy
14,534 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
Greetings and salutations, Mary!

My honest opinion, you are a lot safer now without vista, still buggy ...
Thanks Dököll, my view as well.

Will probably have to install Vista on a partition just to deal with compatibility issues but I can deal with that.
Oct 12 '07 #87
Killer42
8,435 Recognized Expert Expert
As a Super Duper Moderator... no, wait... Site Moderator, yeah, that's it...

I'm issuing you all with a blanket warning about clogging up the thread by quoting the entire post to which you're replying.

Don't think this is actually in the guidelines yet, but it should be. Just quote enough to show which post you're replying to.

While you're at it, certain members (Banfa? mmccarthy? What are you looking bashful about?) ought to use a browser with an integrated spell-checker, and remember to turn the checker on. ;-)
Oct 12 '07 #88
Killer42
8,435 Recognized Expert Expert
I hope none of my clients upgrade to Vista over the next year. I really don't want to have to explain the problems with multi user databases.
Explain the problems first - maybe they'll listen and avoid the whole issue.
Oct 12 '07 #89
MMcCarthy
14,534 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
While you're at it, certain members (Banfa? mmccarthy? What are you looking bashful about?) ought to use a browser with an integrated spell-checker, and remember to turn the checker on. ;-)
Don't group me with Banfa. I'm not that bad.
Oct 12 '07 #90

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