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Old 01-31-2007, 01:44 PM   #16
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Re: Windows Vista

Honestly, I think it's exactly what Malcolm said, a MS version of the Mac OS. I've heard that even if your PC has the recommended hardware, not just the requirements it still runs slow. On my ms box I'm running xp pro with an 80 gb hard drive and 1.25 gb ram, pentium 4, everything runs/works fine. I'd hate to go do a clean install, search for necessary drivers, just to lose functionality for the sake of a "pretty" os.

I'm glad you guys mentioned the problematic upgrades, that's the first i heard that...
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:57 PM   #17
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If anybody is interested in buying Vista, it appears as though you can purchase the upgrade version and do a "clean install" -- even if you don't have the qualifying software (like XP). This means that you can save about $200 bucks on your purchase.

DailyTech - Workaround Discovered For "Clean Install" With Vista Upgrade DVDs
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:31 PM   #18
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its just an expensive upgrade with no benefits, besides possibly not working with your old hardware and running slower.

originally they were going to add a real journaling filesystem and some other useful tech, but those things got scraped to get it out the door faster.
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:07 AM   #19
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go figure, remote exploits already found

this one isn't really that serious (websites that play sounds can trigger vista's speech control to do things).

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Old 02-01-2007, 11:54 AM   #20
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Re: Windows Vista

YouTube - Microsoft's Vista Copies Apple OS?
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:37 PM   #21
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bohnzie, i dont know anything about the apple os, so is this a good thing?
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Old 02-01-2007, 03:13 PM   #22
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Like the dude said on the video, by the 2 giants copying each other and such, it will only lead to a better OS. However, once I have the cash to do so, I'm jumping ship to Apple.
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:22 PM   #23
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Like the dude said on the video, by the 2 giants copying each other and such, it will only lead to a better OS. However, once I have the cash to do so, I'm jumping ship to Apple.
Don't complain about legacy stuff if you go to Apple. They don't support anything when they update their OS.

Just something about one company running all aspects of the computer I simply don't like.
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:16 PM   #24
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I do a lot of graphic based stuff, so I'd naturally want to go to Apple. The one nice thing about their OS's is they don't have nearly as many problems as M$. But if worst comes to worst, I'll just dual boot WinXP and Linux, and go to Linux.
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:12 PM   #25
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:26 PM   #26
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I've been playing with the speech comand thing... its pretty cool for dictation...

I can dictate to the computer alot faster than I can type...
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