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Im glad I didnt upgrade to EXPNSIVE vista

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  1. DBloke

    DBloke The last original
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    Just as they realese one version of windows they realese a newer one
    Presentin Windows 7
    http://apcmag.com/7874/windows_7_to_be_released_next_year
    *Downgrades to 95*
     
  2. Napalmbrain

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    I've always said there wasn't any point in Vista. This pretty much confirms it.
     
  3. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Windows_Vista

    Vista offers no benefit to end users. Any perceived benefit is artificial and is strictly marketing or a manufactured "benefit" in order to lure users into buying Vista. There's no technical reason DirectX 10 couldn't be made to work on Windows XP. Microsoft just chooses not to.

    Meanwhile, there are numerous disadvantages to Vista. These include:

    - A given set of hardware will run 25%-33% slower with Vista than XP
    - Aggressive anti-consumer DRM all over the place prevents users from doing things they legally are entitled to do
    - Microsoft went on an insane campaign of "change for the sake of change" with Vista. Many common things users got comfortable with are no more, and even simple, straight-forward tasks are now cumbersome and unintuitive exercises of frustration

    Add that to the fact that there's nothing out there that requires you to be on Vista. Even though DirectX 10 requires Vista, I know of no game that requires DirectX 10 and won't run with 9. Not to mention the fact that although games look better with DirectX 10 they run a lot slower than with 9.

    That said... don't expect "Windows 7" to be any better than Vista in any of these regards. The directions Microsoft are taking are one-way as far as they're concerned, and they aren't about to backtrack. If you want to head in a different direction, you need to ditch Microsoft entirely.

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  4. nxcmp

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    I'm quite happy with vista. I use both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS. The package I bought was "Home Premium". My latest overclocking project was with Vista 32-bit, LINK. I still use XP as well.
     
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    Windows XP FTW! :lol:

    I wanted Vista though, maybe an upgrade to a better monitor would be a better option.
     
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    Just found some leaked footage on the Windows 7, not sure if it's legit but it looks like it to me.
    [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-crFaYLW-xk[/MEDIA]
     
  7. sremick

    sremick Got lifeboat?

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    That'd be more interesting if the person who made it learned how to focus his fricken camera.
     
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    I got Vista. It's ok. I mean it seems to run games pretty good on my very average setup.

    I wonder if 7 will be any better. . . ._.

    I prbly won't bother to get it.
     
  10. DBloke

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    Well id only be arsed it said OSis (not a miss spell of the local band Oasis) will run the programs I got on here
    And if this pile-o-shite computer could handle it
     
  11. WiiWouldLike2Play

    WiiWouldLike2Play CU Guild For Life! :DDD

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    Same here. :)
     
  12. Apple Guy

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    Well another reason to turn to the light side
    Buy a mac and you wont have all this crazy worthless os's
     
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    I wanted to get XP for my laptop but for some reason they only sold ones with Vista. :(
     
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    Some companies will let you pay more to downgrade to XP.
     
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    Yeah, and that kind of sucks seeing that you have to pay extra money for a past version of Windows because Vista sucks so bad.
     
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    Thats when you know an OS sucks...

    I mean I don't have too many problems with it but I just use my computer for basic tasks mostly. It does have trouble starting up sometimes(blue screen) but this might be HP's fault not Vista's.
     
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    Microsoft's plan for XP was to basically pretend it never existed. Vista this Vista that. They were wanting to wipe it off the face of the earth, .. guess not
     
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    I know, and the weird thing is that they're coming out with SP3 for XP.
     
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    I'd rather jump off a bridge onto jagged rocks than buy a Mac after my experiences with iTunes. Plus they keep trying to force their crappy Quicktime format on us, and when you're having problems, Apple's website is by far the most unhelpful on the internet.
     
  20. Apple Guy

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    Well now come on i you were given a mac you would use it
    Stop being so biased just because you have had some problems. Maybe it was your computer that was bad and not itunesz
     

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