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Old 01-22-07, 11:22 PM   #1
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Come the 30th, who is going to Vista

Vista is already released to businesses, but the consumer release is less than a week away. Who is upgrading immediately, who is waiting?

I read that one can upgrade online to Vista, downloading an ISO for it directly from MS's servers.

I'll go first. Because there are a number of applications I use on a day to day basis that have issues with Vista, I am going to hold off until those are updated.
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Old 01-22-07, 11:40 PM   #2
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I think Vista is a PC gaming OS. It has dx10 built-in into the OS. You can't even just upgrade to DX10. Holding off for now until I actually have time to get to know the OS and have the money to upgrade my system to a dual core system with either SLI or Crossfire gaming rig. Expecting to spend about $600 for the hardware upgrade.

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Vista is already released to businesses, but the consumer release is less than a week away. Who is upgrading immediately, who is waiting?

I read that one can upgrade online to Vista, downloading an ISO for it directly from MS's servers.

I'll go first. Because there are a number of applications I use on a day to day basis that have issues with Vista, I am going to hold off until those are updated.
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Old 01-22-07, 11:51 PM   #3
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i'm gonna stick to (suse) linux at home for now, although vista is pretty nifty. at work i'm thinking we'll switch over in a year or so (we're an xp shop currently)

i think in the next year 80% of home users will have upgraded, if only to try something new. i never noticed any drastic ui-changes in vista, but those were test builds from a few months ago, so it probably looks more polished now.

i'm into programming and free software, so linux is a much better fit for me.
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Old 01-23-07, 12:16 AM   #4
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i used vista for about 2 weeks on my laptop....yeah it is nice looking but nothing works with it yet. There were no drivers at all for most of the things i used my computer for. I think i'll hold off for quite a while before i use it.

I had to format my hard drive to get XP re installed
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Vista is a downgrade from CP/M and MP/M isn't it?

The real question is, "Why does anyone need this *upgrade*"? Seriously? 9 out of 10 people on the internet do nothing more with their super duper winders XP computers than they could do with OS/2 or winders 95.
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Old 01-23-07, 01:00 AM   #6
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Most don't need it. There's what? 2 video cards on the market so far that even support DX10, and to the best of my knowledge no video games yet. Past experience suggests there will be problematic bugs come up once the production version is in the wild, and the system requirements are a bear.

Yeah, somebody's got to take the plunge eventually, but I don't really plan on it being me. I did get the free coupon when I bought an XP license for my new computer, but I don't know if I will cash in on it, since the license doesn't appear to allow me to dual boot my current XP license and the Vista upgrade.

I also know my company isn't. Quite a few can't because they run custom or limited distribution software that has to be thoroughly tested for compatibility first. I haven't heard yet if Pro/E or Catia have been approved yet, but if not, that means nearly all the companies with large mechanical engineering departments have to hold off.

It will take off eventually because:
1.) Microsoft will push it through by limiting support for XP down the road
2.) The network administration tools are supposed to make it a worthwhile investment for medium to large companies.
3.) Hardware vendors will help push it in order to $ell the higher power boxe$ it require$
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Old 01-23-07, 05:00 AM   #7
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Let's see... at home Win98 on three, XP/BLAG Linux on one and Ubuntu Linux on another. At work, Win98 on one XP on the other. Most of our work is maelware removal. Personally I'm dreading the thought of fixing a Vista box.

But I would spend $300 just to get a Bill Gates autographed copy... NOT.
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Two PCs: XP on one, Ubuntu Linux on the other. (ok XP on a 2nd if you count laptop)

I've learned too many times in days of old not to get Windows when first comes out. It's not stable until SP2 anyway. Besides, Vista has pissed me off royally. There were a lot of cool features that were supposed to be in Vista. Here it finally is a year or more late and nearly all those features have been removed because M$ couldn't complete the OS "in time" otherwise.
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+1 on the patching issues
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But I would spend $300 just to get a Bill Gates autographed copy... NOT.
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I would NEVER upgrade to Vista. I would only get it on a new machine... and I look forward to it the next year or two.
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I haven't even made it to XP at home yet. Still on Win2k. I'll go Linux before I use another version of Windows. As long as I can dual-boot into some old version of Windows for the one game I play, that's all I need. Everything else is available for Linux.
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Never upgrade to a new Windows OS until SP1 at the earliest. Even then, if there is not a sound business reason to do so, or a sound reason why you want to spend your disposable income to upgrade your home PC, screw it. If you're a glutton for the latest and greatest, why go through the pain of a Windows upgrade when you can feel the same initial pain by switching to Linux or Mac while achieving better long term benefit?
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I think Vista is a PC gaming OS. It has dx10 built-in into the OS. You can't even just upgrade to DX10. Holding off for now until I actually have time to get to know the OS and have the money to upgrade my system to a dual core system with either SLI or Crossfire gaming rig. Expecting to spend about $600 for the hardware upgrade.

R600, how big is the power supply in your machine? Would you happen to have, say, a 400w supply?
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I'm running XP Media Center Edition on my current computer, and Mandriva Linux on my old computer. I'll stick with what I have for now (except I might switch Linux distros if I can't get Mandriva to work the way I want it to).

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I've learned too many times in days of old not to get Windows when first comes out. It's not stable until SP2 anyway.
I never could get XP SP2 to work on my old computer.
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Not myself. Not yet. I don't think my open license overlaps with the upgrade and it really isn't worth the 200,000$ to upgrade.
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