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Windows Vista, XP, or Mac OS?
What version of an OS do you use?
XP [ 57 ] ** [72.15%]
Vista [ 15 ] ** [18.99%]
2000 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
Mac [ 7 ] ** [8.86%]
Have you used Vista?
Yes [ 56 ] ** [70.89%]
No [ 23 ] ** [29.11%]
If you have used Vista:
I'm very happy with it [ 5 ] ** [6.33%]
It's alright [ 15 ] ** [18.99%]
Eh [ 22 ] ** [27.85%]
I wish I never upgraded [ 3 ] ** [3.80%]
IT SUCKS [ 34 ] ** [43.04%]
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fatb0t
post Dec 30 2007, 06:42 AM
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Well, I built a brand new PC over the summer and loaded it with Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit. Big mistake, Pro tools didn't work, my M Audio 410 fireware recording interface wouldn't work, my line6 pod wouldn't interface with it, countless other software tools I took for granted wouldn't work on this OS.

Well, I kept it for a few months, the reason? Direct X 10, I thought this was the holy grail for video games. I got Call of Duty 4 and Crysis thinking my mind was going to be blown. I go over to my friends house who's running Win Xp, SAME DIFFERENCE. Direct X 10 makes no difference whatsoever.

My Vista install dual booted with Win Xp pro, my PC has crashed and needed a reload 3 times since August, can you believe that?

I've reached a breaking point - it's over, I don't care I wasted 250 bucks, I'm downgrading to Windows Xp Pro 32 bit. What's worse is my Vista key that was printed on my PC case has like fallen off because I spilt beer on it, so I can never go back. Oh well, I'm not missing anything.

Anyone else hate Windows Vista or love it?
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post Dec 30 2007, 06:52 AM
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well my new laptop came with Vista and i find it really cool, im happy with it, i didnt expect much so its good for me.


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post Dec 30 2007, 07:15 AM
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There is some feature I like but it, in essence, turns a computer into a bug box. I have XP with no intent to "upgrade" unless there is something that changes my mind.

P.S. I am in no way trying to offend, if you like Vista then good for you. smile.gif

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post Dec 30 2007, 07:21 AM
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very happy with XP here, will not upgrade until I have to. I have a laptop with Vista Home Holy Grail of Ultimate Awesomeness version installed and I really don't see the big deal. Takes 2 gig of Ram just to run at a decent clip.


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post Dec 30 2007, 07:33 AM
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Vista is cool, but Microsoft did go over the top trying to make it look modern. Are you sure it's not your computer? Maybe your RAM is too small. Not sure. I'm not a computer expert sad.gif


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post Dec 30 2007, 07:36 AM
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QUOTE (fatb0t @ Dec 30 2007, 12:42 AM) *
Well, I built a brand new PC over the summer and loaded it with Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit. Big mistake, Pro tools didn't work, my M Audio 410 fireware recording interface wouldn't work, my line6 pod wouldn't interface with it, countless other software tools I took for granted wouldn't work on this OS.

Well, I kept it for a few months, the reason? Direct X 10, I thought this was the holy grail for video games. I got Call of Duty 4 and Crysis thinking my mind was going to be blown. I go over to my friends house who's running Win Xp, SAME DIFFERENCE. Direct X 10 makes no difference whatsoever.

My Vista install dual booted with Win Xp pro, my PC has crashed and needed a reload 3 times since August, can you believe that?

I've reached a breaking point - it's over, I don't care I wasted 250 bucks, I'm downgrading to Windows Xp Pro 32 bit. What's worse is my Vista key that was printed on my PC case has like fallen off because I spilt beer on it, so I can never go back. Oh well, I'm not missing anything.

Anyone else hate Windows Vista or love it?



Vista is great on a computer that is built to use it, but put it on an older computer running all kinds of different programs including shareware and freeware programs and it will crap out every time, reason is the Drivers, or should I say the lack of them! Not many companies decided to go ahead and make drivers for the release of Vista and the longer it takes Microsoft to get it right the longer it's going to be before it's the main stream OS used world wide.

My guess is that Microsoft is going to patch it a few more times and if that don't get it working right then they will roll it back and taking the best parts from it that will work with an XP Pro base and make a happy medium OS that works with all of the current drivers.

Hard part will be making a patch that rolls back current vista owners to the rolled back version they will be selling in the future, I'm not even sure that will be possible considering the different architecture and other differences between Vista and XP.


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post Dec 30 2007, 07:59 AM
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I don't use Vista personally, I use XP, but I'm currently working in the Quality Assurance Department for a software/internet company, and I have to test our software in both Vista and XP. Vista is a pain in the ass, way too many incompatibility problems, something is always screwed up.
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post Dec 30 2007, 08:09 AM
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QUOTE (ActiveX @ Dec 29 2007, 10:59 PM) *
I don't use Vista personally, I use XP, but I'm currently working in the Quality Assurance Department for a software/internet company, and I have to test our software in both Vista and XP. Vista is a pain in the ass, way too many incompatibility problems, something is always screwed up.

Thats true, before most things carried over. If it worked on Windows 95 it probably would work on 98, if it worked on 98 iit would probably work on 2000/ME/XP. Vista on the other hand, not way to much transfers especially if it was created a few years ago.


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post Dec 30 2007, 10:45 AM
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I use XP, ive tweeked it to the extreme and its solid, reliable an fast. My nepehew got a laptop for christmas and he asked me why I hadnt upgraded, of course I told him that most of my applications and devices wouldnt work with it correctly and that i might consider it once XP has been phased out completely laugh.gif


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post Dec 30 2007, 11:25 AM
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Running XP here and i am not planning on going to Vista as i have all the software sorted out and running on XP and i am expecting loads of problems going to Vista, especially the compatibility with my recording software and hardware.

I used Vista in university, i used it on my friend's laptop and it's actually a huge resource eater. All they improved was great graphic design and support for more RAM oh and dual core processors but that's all they did.

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post Dec 30 2007, 11:43 AM
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I was looking forward to a new OS since 2005/2006
Its name was Longhorn first.
Then appeared as Vista.
I have used it in a laptop.no probem exellent Graphics,
But the major issue is the compatibility problem.
So I will stay with (fast) XP biggrin.gif


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post Dec 30 2007, 12:03 PM
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There is no reason to upgrade from XP, its a good OS and you can make it look as good as Vista quite easliy biggrin.gif


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post Dec 30 2007, 12:09 PM
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This kind of stuff is very normal.. and Microsoft pretty much is used to develop new buggy products that need few years of development even when they come on shelves in stores - nothing new on Vista. I worked extensively on all their operating systems ever since the 3.11 and always the same thing. Actually it is getting worse with each new version because the software is getting more complicated in time.

I use XP SP2 and planning to meet with Vista maybe next year, maybe the year after. Thats reality for me. smile.gif


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post Dec 30 2007, 12:13 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Dec 30 2007, 11:03 AM) *
There is no reason to upgrade from XP, its a good OS and you can make it look as good as Vista quite easliy biggrin.gif


agreed, or....you could make it waay cooler...

my awesome orangey windowblinds desktop
(that desktop menu comes up when i rightclick- cool me thinks...not to mention all the cool animations the windows can do...)

im using windowblinds and it completly transforms xp- why upgrade ?!?
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post Dec 30 2007, 12:15 PM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Dec 30 2007, 11:13 AM) *
agreed, or....you could make it waay cooler...

my awesome orangey windowblinds desktop
(that desktop menu comes up when i rightclick- cool me thinks...not to mention all the cool animations the windows can do...)

im using windowblinds and it completly transforms xp- why upgrade ?!?


Hey I like that, windows blinds is a great tool! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 30 2007, 12:28 PM
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I'm looking to buy a laptop, but it's hard to find a new one without Vista unsure.gif

A friend of mine is working in a computer shop and says that almost all people who buy a laptop with Vista, returned it to install XP, but when you install XP on such laptop there are problems with drivers blink.gif

I guess I'll have to go for a second hand one rolleyes.gif biggrin.gif


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post Dec 30 2007, 12:29 PM
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My wife bought a new desktop to replace the Gateway that took a dirt nap.
It came with Vista on it and it's a pain in the butt.

I'm not trying to knock research and development, but sometimes I think that "new" things come out just to get people to spend gobs of money. Eventually, new programs will come out that will ONLY run in Vista so you HAVE to upgrade...things like that. Same with BlueRay, whatever the heck that is....how "sharp" do you really need a video to be?

But hey, progress is good in general...I just hate marketing and advertising gimmicks.
I'm the guy that didn't buy a CD player until you couldn't buy vinyl in stores anymore!!

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Happy XP user here,heard some nasty things about Vista
so I'm gonna stay on same OS for a while I guess biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Muris @ Dec 30 2007, 11:39 AM) *
Happy XP user here,heard some nasty things about Vista
so I'm gonna stay on same OS for a while I guess biggrin.gif


The old saying rings true, if it aint broke, dont fix it !! biggrin.gif smile.gif


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