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rgsgww 12-20-2008 01:42 PM

Windows vista, what do you think?
 
Do you like, are happy with windows vista? Yes or no? Why?

Wildie 12-20-2008 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by rgsgww (Post 200586)
Do you like, are happy with windows vista? Yes or no? Why?

I have Vista on my new laptop and XP-3 on my desktop! I notice little difference between one or the other. One thing that I did notice is how well Vista automatically connects to networks! Much better than XP. Plug and play with Vista is good also! My XP desktop is Vista capable, but I don't plan to up-grade as some of my hardware is not Vista compatible. This the fault of the h/w manufacturer, rather than MS. They want to sell NEW hardware, that has Vista drivers!

poppameth 12-21-2008 11:50 AM

I can do without it. It seems to me to been a transitory OS. There are several things they tried with it but just didn't get right. Already talk of Windows 7 is in the works. If I build a new rig anytime soon I'll put Vista on it but I'll have XP on there as well. I've had to work on too many Vista computers for my liking. The layout of the OS and the annoying "security features" that don't really provide any security IMO, just make my job harder. My biggest gripe with it is speed. Even fully tweaked and optimized, Vista just feels sluggish. Not to mention the insane amount of time just doing updates seems to take. I hope they tune things up in Windows 7. Right now I'm trying Ubuntu linux. If it weren't for all the Windows based apps out there, Linux would probably already have my full support.

rgsgww 12-21-2008 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by poppameth (Post 200921)
I can do without it. It seems to me to been a transitory OS. There are several things they tried with it but just didn't get right. Already talk of Windows 7 is in the works. If I build a new rig anytime soon I'll put Vista on it but I'll have XP on there as well. I've had to work on too many Vista computers for my liking. The layout of the OS and the annoying "security features" that don't really provide any security IMO, just make my job harder. My biggest gripe with it is speed. Even fully tweaked and optimized, Vista just feels sluggish. Not to mention the insane amount of time just doing updates seems to take. I hope they tune things up in Windows 7. Right now I'm trying Ubuntu linux. If it weren't for all the Windows based apps out there, Linux would probably already have my full support.


I like it...but don't like it. I hate the "better" sound api Micro$oft made. Vista is a pain, but quad sli will only work on it...so its all I've got.

Oh, and when you build your rig...go ATI. I switched to Nvidia for my rig...bad choice. First pair killed my mobo, second pair (which I currently have, no warranty anymore) are dieing. Too much artifacts at stock clocks. Seems like the heatsink isnt properly seated, I might just crack one open and put new compound on it.

rgsgww 12-21-2008 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Wildie (Post 200751)
I have Vista on my new laptop and XP-3 on my desktop! I notice little difference between one or the other. One thing that I did notice is how well Vista automatically connects to networks! Much better than XP. Plug and play with Vista is good also! My XP desktop is Vista capable, but I don't plan to up-grade as some of my hardware is not Vista compatible. This the fault of the h/w manufacturer, rather than MS. They want to sell NEW hardware, that has Vista drivers!


Id wait until Windows 7, its going to be much better!

DangerMouse 12-21-2008 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by poppameth (Post 200921)
I've had to work on too many Vista computers for my liking. The layout of the OS and the annoying "security features" that don't really provide any security IMO, just make my job harder. My biggest gripe with it is speed. Even fully tweaked and optimized, Vista just feels sluggish. Not to mention the insane amount of time just doing updates seems to take.

yup, yup, yup and yup.....
one of my biggest gripes with MS is you finally find where they hid all the settings you knew where they were LAST OS version and then they hide 'em all again in the 'new' version!!! grrrrr

DM

rgsgww 12-21-2008 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 201001)
yup, yup, yup and yup.....
one of my biggest gripes with MS is you finally find where they hid all the settings you knew where they were LAST OS version and then they hide 'em all again in the 'new' version!!! grrrrr

DM


Umm...you spelled it wrong...its "M$"

Yeah, I can't find where to go in Windows Vista...its almost a game to them.

redpen 12-21-2008 03:55 PM

i like it a lot.

DangerMouse 12-21-2008 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by rgsgww (Post 201006)
its almost a game to them.

you know, i think it is! "lets REALLY hide it good THIS time! they'll never be able to use any other screen saver except our crappy one now!!...
and they want to know WHAT about their video card? muahahahahaha
the fools will never learn"

DM

Shamus 12-22-2008 11:02 AM

I don't have a problem, or better put, I no longer have a Vista problem once I did a clean install and got rid of all the Dell add-on crap.

I have more of a problem, as does everyone else, with IE. The add-on's that IE puts in your system, quietly, without asking to update is amazing.

I used Firefox on my old system (XP) and had a couple problems that took me a while to run down. It seems that a comparison between FF and IE are not realistic. There are proportionally as many issues with FF as not. Just fewer people using it.

Lets face it, no matter what you are using, your system is rarely identical to what these programs are written to work with (at the time). There will always be some problem in the best case scenario. Such is the nature of the beast.

I can't find anything on Win 7, anyone have a link?

Wildie 12-22-2008 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Shamus (Post 201298)
I don't have a problem, or better put, I no longer have a Vista problem once I did a clean install and got rid of all the Dell add-on crap.

I have more of a problem, as does everyone else, with IE. The add-on's that IE puts in your system, quietly, without asking to update is amazing.

I used Firefox on my old system (XP) and had a couple problems that took me a while to run down. It seems that a comparison between FF and IE are not realistic. There are proportionally as many issues with FF as not. Just fewer people using it.

Lets face it, no matter what you are using, your system is rarely identical to what these programs are written to work with (at the time). There will always be some problem in the best case scenario. Such is the nature of the beast.

I can't find anything on Win 7, anyone have a link?

I do not and never had any of the problems that you describe! Have you considered that the problems may originate with Dell, rather than MS?

poppameth 12-23-2008 05:49 AM

I've never had any major issues with Firefox. It's been one of the most stable browsers I've ever used. I think most problems with Firefox come from installing a boat load of extensions. I keep mine to a pretty basic assortment and have no issues.

DangerMouse 12-23-2008 06:29 AM

i'd have to agree with poppa, i use Opera, and have firefox on here as well as others. i prefer Opera, but will recommend firefox as stable. IE sux, period. i always liked the 'onboard' email in opera. their only problem is java related.

DM

Shamus 12-23-2008 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Wildie (Post 201442)
I do not and never had any of the problems that you describe! Have you considered that the problems may originate with Dell, rather than MS?

As I mentioned, I removed the Dell version, as in Format "C" and then did a clean install of Vista the second day I owned the PC.
The lock-up I was having came from an IE add-on. Wasn't there for months then one day it appeared and my system would lock on web pages. Once I disabled the add-on's the problem went away. As I mentioned internet explorer will add stuff to your system without you knowing it and that caused me a problem.

Add-ons, also known as ActiveX controls, browser extensions, browser helper objects or toolbars, can improve your experience on a website by enabling content such as high-quality animations. However, some add-ons can also malfunction or display content that you donít want, such as pop-up ads.

When an add-on, such as a toolbar, is installed on your computer, it becomes part of your browser and operating system. In some cases these programs might contain spyware. In the worst case, a malfunctioning add-on might affect the performance of your computer or cause problems accessing the Internet.

Clutchcargo 12-23-2008 07:54 AM

I like Vista, but I hate IE. I use Firefox now.


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