Windows Vista Released Today

  1. Windows Vista Released Today


    What do you people think about Vista?. I have heard good and bad. I am not going to upgrade at least for another year or two to see how things play out. I think there will be plenty of problems with it since it was rushed to market, but hey its Microsoft right?. Its such a big O.S. it has to be distributed on DVD instead of CD like previous OS. A lot of the changes are visual. Its a lot prettier!. Also there just is not a lot of vista drivers out there, neither is there a lot of software compatible. Another thing is the minimum requirements are pretty hefty....


  2. Definitely curious.
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  3. tattoopierced1
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    I ran the beta a few months back and liked some of the new features, I didnt turn Aero on though, so I am waiting to test that out when I get a free moment. I'm happy with Windows XP though and will stick with that for a while.
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  4. It's only a matter of time. This is a windows dominated world. I'll probably be an earlier adopter, but it's only a matter of time for the rest

  5. I will most likely install it because I want to get in on it early and check under the hood, but it will be on a multi-boot system. I will keep XP until there is a larger turnover (hardware, software, etc.) to Vista.

  6. Don't care, never will care

    I'll use a Mac before I use windows.

  7. I've been using vista since July, and honestly there's no reason to switch to it from Windows XP. I've only found lots of driver problems and just a bunch of hassle.

    The update I really appreciated was the new Microsoft Office 2007 products being a student, which are a huge improvement. But Vista, nah just stick with XP.

  8. maybe one day i'll actually partition my macbook pro and put vista on it, its supposed to be similar for the most part to osx, but im going to wait till all my audio hardware is ported over and all my drivers are updated.

  9. Everything I've read says it runs like a dog. You need a 3.4ghz or higher with at least 1G of RAM just to have it run normally.
  10. B4n3 0n3
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    Quote Originally Posted by zbtboy View Post
    Everything I've read says it runs like a dog. You need a 3.4ghz or higher with at least 1G of RAM just to have it run normally.

    YEa it sounds pretty worthless. I will keep XP as long as possible.

  11. I'll only get it when I purchase a new system with Vista on it.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by dlew308 View Post
    Don't care, never will care

    I'll use a Mac before I use windows.
    Same, besides Leopard will blow it out of the water. You could even argue Intel Mac's with Tiger are better.

  13. Another vote for Mac OS X. I'll keep telling myself I'll stick Windows on my Macbook but haven't yet. I think Vista will probably be a worthwhile upgrade over XP for those who use it, though.

  14. Security is outstanding for now at least...DRM crap is just that. Wait untill you see the system load to run HD Content...
    Oem can not be moved from the installed system. So upgraders beware. And Retail can only be moved once for now.

  15. Closed-source proprietary systems suck. I am forced to use XP for a portion of my business, but use mac OSX for everything else. You can beat the BSD kernel.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by EEmain View Post
    OEM can not be moved from the installed system. So upgraders beware. And Retail can only be moved once for now.

    Yeah, that blows beyond comprehension. There is no way this will be a viable model for Mr Softie. Another reason to avoid the company.

  17. I would need a new video card and zone alarm(firewall),nod(virus protection)and alot of other programs I have will not work with vista.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Motomatt View Post
    I would need a new video card and zone alarm(firewall),nod(virus protection)and alot of other programs I have will not work with vista.

    NOD does work with Vista. Or are you saying you would need NOD?..Sorry your post confused me a bit..

  19. Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    NOD does work with Vista. Or are you saying you would need NOD?..Sorry your post confused me a bit..
    I ran Microsoft's free Upgrade Advisor.Windows Vista: Upgrade Advisor
    and it listed Nod would not work.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by Ziricote View Post
    Same, besides Leopard will blow it out of the water. You could even argue Intel Mac's with Tiger are better.

    MAC OS the most copied OS on the planet.most reveiws i have seen of vista say you will be happy with it but better off with a mac

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Motomatt View Post
    I ran Microsoft's free Upgrade Advisor.Windows Vista: Upgrade Advisor
    and it listed Nod would not work.

    Thats not correct. The newest version is compatible with Vista. Download the latest version and they run upgrade advisor again. If it still says it won't work, its probally wrong. We are talking about Microsoft here, so nothing is cut and dry...

  22. Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    Thats not correct. The newest version is compatible with Vista. Download the latest version and they run upgrade advisor again. If it still says it won't work, its probally wrong. We are talking about Microsoft here, so nothing is cut and dry...
    Thanks I will do that.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by riskarb View Post
    Yeah, that blows beyond comprehension. There is no way this will be a viable model for Mr Softie. Another reason to avoid the company.
    It seems Bill knows his market isn`t expanding anymore...so squeeze what you have

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Drone View Post
    A personal comment on NOD32 - I like it's low resource needs versus bloatware like godawful Norton, but it's missed things on my box that Kaspersky has detected.
    Thats not good to hear, I switched from Norton about 3yrs ago because of the bloat.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by Motomatt View Post
    Thats not good to hear, I switched from Norton about 3yrs ago because of the bloat.


    Well whatever product you want to use. Kaspersky does have some pretty good reviews over at Amazon and according to the website it is Vista Compatible.

  26. I have CA Internet Security Suite 2007 on my Laptop. On Amazon it has really poor reviews, but I have to run the software for myself...I can't always trust those reviews. Anyway I really like it and have had no problems with it all, does not slow down my pc a bit...Its not Vista Compatible yet but there will be an update at the end of March...I still don't think its worth it to Upgrade to Vista yet.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    I have CA Internet Security Suite 2007 on my Laptop. On Amazon it has really poor reviews, but I have to run the software for myself...I can't always trust those reviews. Anyway I really like it and have had no problems with it all, does not slow down my pc a bit...Its not Vista Compatible yet but there will be an update at the end of March...I still don't think its worth it to Upgrade to Vista yet.
    I'm glad you say that cause I have bills to pay,I read good things about Vista on Get Vista upgrade, never pay full price

  28. Quote Originally Posted by tattoopierced1 View Post
    I ran the beta a few months back and liked some of the new features, I didnt turn Aero on though, so I am waiting to test that out when I get a free moment. I'm happy with Windows XP though and will stick with that for a while.

    hey Im kinda new to the site, but I was wondering can you tell me a littke bit about Windows vista? I have to do a paper that my professor just gave us class. I was wondering maybe I can Interview you(or anyone else the tried it) so I can use it in my paper.

    you can just pm me if you want to help a guy out, or anyone else

    thanks
  

  
 

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