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Toddhoff  (Level: 52.2 - Posts: 37)
Tue, 16th Dec '08 7:52 PM


Want to discuss politics? Vista? How to get more points in Sploofus? How to reduce spam? Avoiding Phishing or scams in emails? How to remember user ID's and passwords? Global warming? Pick a topic or come up with your own? Let's talk.

Mitchy  (Level: 129.4 - Posts: 964)
Sun, 21st Dec '08 2:10 AM

What is your opinion on Vista?

Toddhoff  (Level: 52.2 - Posts: 37)
Sun, 4th Jan '09 4:54 PM

Hi Mitchy and welcome to the group,

Vista is something I have avoided since launch. In general, I don't want to change OS (operating system) without a good reason and with all the compatibility issues, I saw no compelling reason to switch. However, I am hearing some good things lately about Vista, my employer is making Vista the standard OS on all new internal PC's, and I just recently bought my Dad a new laptop for Christmas which has Vista. My Dad bought some CD's teaching about Vista so letting him get going on this before asking for his opinion. He is not very computer literate so I believe he is a good testcase for the "normal" PC user. I'll let you know his feelings when I learn them. I have a feeling that I will be using Vista by the end of this year and I'm expecting that I will be happy with it once I learn it adequately.

Are you using Vista now or are you looking into buying a new PC?

Richcreekdj  (Level: 28.4 - Posts: 1)
Wed, 1st Apr '09 11:49 PM

If your still looking for a new OS, you should hold off until Windows 7 comes out with the retail version. Currently it is still in Beta, but from what I have experienced it is as good as Windows 2000, stability-wise & just as good looking as Vista.

I build my own computers, and know I am in need for an upgrade! But even my slow AMD 3000+ with 1.5GB of RAM can run Win7 as smooth as a faster computer. I have a friend who dual boots Win7 & Vista, but once he had a taste of 7 he just dropped Vista.

With all that aside, you could also look into a Linux Distro as well. I have dabbled with a few of the more known distro's (Debian, Red Hat, Ubuntu) but have never had the nerve to dump Microsoft as an OS. Linux is a very stable platform and can do just about everything that a Windows box can do, plus more! Not to mention most distro's are free!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or just have a conversation.

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