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Comment by paradoxsm, on 25-Feb-2007 13:17
Vistarr is a dud.... Slow, No support with old hardware and DRM ridden, It's just XP with a skin and widgets, totally copied off the mac and done years ago with "themeXP" and "Windowsblinds" Serach the web for the spoof videos, Bill gates rabbling on about the new vista features and the whole video being shot by someone doing the actual Vista tasks....... on a mac. It's all very yawn yawn now... It's just too complicated and restrictive.. I have witnessed customers in the shop saying "it seems very complicated", Wait till they get to the whole "activation" part and "updates" and when thst first security hole appears......ugh. I bought my mum a Laptop just recently.. they had just one machine left running WinXP,.... "I'll take that one please", very easy choice, and got $300 off!
Comment by bradstewart, on 26-Feb-2007 00:02
Don't take this as me automatically jumping to the defence of Vista, but I have been usuing the final version of Vista since Nov. It runs perfectly fine. The only issues I have are driver releated and the is the fault of Nvidia etc. They weren't ready for Vista they had 5 years but still can't get it right.
It's not an issue of Microsoft releasing a product too early but the hardware companies not being up with the play.
I am yet to see a problems with the OS itself.
As for paradoxsms comments to it being slow and not supporting old hardware...
Well it is the built for newer PC's as are all new operating systems and I have it running here fine on an old Athlon 2200+ with 512Mb RAM. The difference between XP and Vista on that PC are not noticeable.
On a Athlon 64 3200+ with 1Gb RAM its much faster than XP.
Comment by paradoxsm, on 26-Feb-2007 00:52
hmmm i must have done something wrong, my rig seems ok but ran vista like a pig. p4 2.8ghz ht 1gb ram dual channel 512lgb hard disks ati 9600 video adapter. it should run it well then....
Comment by bradstewart, on 26-Feb-2007 01:18
Yes something is wrong there. Maybe drivers? Vista should be running rather quickly on that
Comment by JAMMAN2110, on 26-Feb-2007 13:20
I was offered Vista Home Basic for $48 yesterday. (Yes a fully legal version from a retail outlet) I declined.