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Random Vista Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Software' started by jk2447, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi All,

    I've noticed a few times our discussions turn to our opinions of Windows Vista, rather than the topic at hand, so I thought I'd create a thread we could use to discuss Vista in general. Hope this is OK with everyone?

    James
     
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    Will businesses in general opt for upgrading from XP to Win 7 as their client OS when the time comes, skipping Vista, or do you think Vista will become the defacto client OS as XP is now? What are your thoughts?

    There is also the possibility that XP will be around forever or that Linux could become more prevalent . . .
     
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  3. ThomasMc

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    Its cack what more is there to say :D


    [added]
    I would expect that to be the case
    No
    See above
    No and No
     
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  4. jk2447

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    Ha ha I don't mind Vista myself. I had issues with my Vaio laptop but I concluded (in my infinite wisdom) this was down to Sony as my mates lower spec Laptop run smoother than my own. That said I'm on Win 7 U now but I think that was more out of curiosity than necessity
     
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  5. ThomasMc

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    I had it on my home computer for about 6 months but I got really pissed with it and chucked in ubuntu, now I'm on Win7 for all my computers, long live the 7
     
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    Do you mean that Vista is random, or the discussion is?

    :biggrin
     
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  7. jk2447

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    Bit of both I think Jonny :biggrin

    Considering the amount of money Microsoft spent on Vista, does anyone think they may try to push it harder and importantly cheaper to businesses as time goes on? I do.
     
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  8. ThomasMc

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    It should be put on the shelf, right by Windows ME (oh the pain).
     
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  9. Josiahb

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    I run XP at work, Vista on the laptop and 7 on the desktop.

    I won't claim to have never had any problems with any of them, but my problems with Vista have all been more as a result of crappy applications than a fault of the OS. My thoughts on Vista and where Microsoft and others dropped the ball could fill a decent sized book, but its not worth delving to deeply as Vista isn't likely to hang around for long now that 7 is here.
     
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    Not a chance now that 7 is out. They might keep pushing it on the public but they know they haven't a chance with business.

    Put off the shelves? It should be put down.:twisted:


    That said, I never had a problem with any versions of vista that I ran except that on my old laptop it ran like a 3 legged dog (but that was only because of the RAM, 1GB). It did everything I wanted without a problem, just slowly.
     
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    That should have been "on" :oops: lol
     
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  12. JonnyMX

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    It's hard to know exactly what went wrong with Vista.
    I personally don't have a problem with it, other than it seems to try too hard to do things.

    It's not as if it's MS's first foray into the OS, and given that they are a survey and feedback giant there is no excuse for misjudging the end user requirements. Maybe they got complacent - who knows.

    Sadly, it is most probable that a few of the beta testers and early adopters didn't like it and said so loudly on their blogs and websites. Then the media catch up on it, and before you know it people in the pub are telling people they don't like Vista despite never having used it or knowing the first thing about IT.

    Unfortunately that's one of those things about the 'information age'. 15 years ago if you bought a new Dire Straits CD, you either liked it or you didn't. You might tell your friends, you might argue about it. A journalist might give his opinion in a magazine which some people may or may not read.

    Nowadays everyone is guffing off on websites, online articles, blogs and forums. So you can do a search for the new Robbie Williams CD and decide if it's rubbish or not without having to actually listen to it, purely based on the opinions of others who may not have listened to it either. Meh. :rolleyes:

    Next time someone tells you they don't like Vista - ask them why.
    You may get a valid and insightful answer, but more likely you'll get something like 'well, it's sh1t, isn't it?'

    I would imagine that MS will now pu their might firmly behind 7, and it will be as if Vista never happened.
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    Businesses won't upgrade much of anything. Most will just buy new computers with Windows 7 (or Vista, if their biz apps don't yet support W7) as their old XP and 2000 boxes retire.
     
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    Nope. Microsoft realizes the negative perception about Vista and is going full-steam-ahead with W7 marketing. Otherwise, they would have called it Vista SP3.
     
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    Personally currently using Windows XP Professional at work on my main desktop and use Vista Ultimate 32 bit version at home. I think Microsoft would corner the giants likes of HP and Dell and get them to ship PC's with Windows 7.

    Am sure we'd all agree to a certain extent that as soon as it reaches the IT dept it would be re-imaged to XP Pro:)

    I am still waiting for a friend that works for Microsoft to get me Windows 7 as I'd like to use this at home.
     
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    Cheers for pointing this out Michael, a quick scan around the net confirms what you have said and I quote

     
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    Yeah, to be fair that does sound better than 'sorry, we f***ed up.'
     
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    And very big of them I think. Some companies prefer to throw money after money at something just to save face
     
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    Not having a good day with Vista.

    My brother has asked for his laptop to be formatted as the kids have wreaked it. No problem I thought but after installing the OS and then updating all the device drivers Vista then through a flakey when I service packed it so now I’m trying to roll it back already. :rolleyes:

    ...and I got the "explorer.exe has encountered a problem" error message. :x

    Edit: it wont roll back, need to start over. Vista S U C K S ! ! ! : )
     
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    Yeah, that would have NEVER happened with XP! :twisted:
     
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