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vista.. yay or nay?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Becki, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Becki

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    so what you think of vista and the services you get with it, and how will the release of sp1 improve (or worsen it?)

    Thanks Becki x
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    I have never used Vista properly so I can't say what I think of it, I think what I have read speaks for itself.

    I wont be getting it untill there is more positive feedback about it, hopefully service pack 1 will sort out a lot of the bugs.
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    I've been using Vista since beta 3 and I can honestly say: "nay"

    SP1 of Vista will bring:
    1. Reliability Improvements
    2. Performance and Power Consumption Improvements
    3. Security Improvements
    4. Support for New Technologies and Standards
    5. Desktop Administration and Management
    6. Setup and Deployment Improvements
    7. and alot more, see here.

    According to a few beta testers of Vista's SP1 brings the features and reliability that was expected with Vista. This means in real terms that this will be the time when I'll be changing my home PC's (one at a time to make sure everything works) to Vista :)

    -Ken

    Other articles: here, here and here.
     
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  4. Raffaz

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    I think its fine, i havent had any major problems except with one update that i ran (this only affected my new system and none of my older ones)
     
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    been running fine on all my systems since beta, beta was a bit flakey but had no problems really since launch, and I run the x64 version on half my systems to boot

    no compatibility issues for me (some pre launch due to lack of drivers)
    no performance issues (ok so my system is not exactly your standard dell desktop)
    some network performance issues (not a massive deal) and SP1 fixed them anyway
     
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  6. Raffaz

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    Are there any major differences with SP1?
     
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    Personally NAY! NEVER! Im happy with XP! If i need to learn it from a proessional point of you then i will- but it chews too much resources for my liking! :ohmy
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Generally? Yay (or... yea). Personally? Since I'm a gamer, and want every bit of performance I can get, Nay.

    Will SP1 improve Vista? Yes, some things... but it won't make it faster than XP for gaming.
     
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  9. minkey

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    Well my laptop is using vista home premimum and at the min *touch wood* it has had no problems
     
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    I like Vista 8)
     
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  11. Node

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    yay!:D:D
     
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  12. JonnyMX

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    Personal - Yay.


    Corporate - Nay.
     
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  13. Sparky
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    I`ll second that! :biggrin
     
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  14. The_Geek

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    Well, I would like to thank Bill Gates for Windows Vista.

    Because of Vista I have switched 2 of my 3 desktops and my laptops to Linux. I'm having exactly ZERO problems with it, AND my hair has started growing back! :D
     
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  15. greenbrucelee
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    When I build my next pc, I will dual boot with XP and Vista, as BM said Vista isn't as fast as XP for gaming.

    And a couple of questions, is Vista Ultimate the one to get? or are the other versions OK?
     
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    I have been running Vista x64 for a while now and the only thing that really annoys me about it is the constant harddrive activity. Other than that its a nice product.

    I have heard the SP is only performance enhancements so there won't be anything shinny and new but you never know.
     
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  17. derkit

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    When I bought a Vista laptop last year, I actually formatted it and put XP on it (I wasn't going to be able to support it remotely as I had no experience of Vista).

    When XP came out, I hesitated until SP1 arrived by then you could tell whether it was stable/going to work or not.
    In the short term, I'm sticking with XP.
    In the medium term (over the next year or so), I'll be running it on a VMware box to see what it is all about - but thats purely given if I have enough time - or maybe sooner if work starts using it.
     
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  18. wagnerk
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    If you consider that XP* uses more resources than 2000, and 2000 used more resources than NT4/ME/98. Vista is really just waiting for hardware (and people to adopt new hardware) :biggrin

    Vista Ultimate is the most complete version of Vista, however the other versions are ok. On my work laptop I use Vista Enterprise and on my home laptop I use Vista Home Premium, and on both I can play games, watch movies, listen to CD's, surf the internet/e-mails, etc.

    It really depends if you need/want the additional features of Ultimate.

    -ken

    *just check out the minimum requirements for XP & 2000 and here.
     
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  19. greenbrucelee
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    Cheers Ken
     
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  20. wizard

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    My next computers are going to be a mac and a PC.
     
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