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Scatcatpdx
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join:2007-06-22
Portland, OR
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reply to Dustyn

Re: Rolling the Dice

The problem is I going have to got to someday or another. I have XP. After I hard all the flack about how bad Visata was then find most most of criticism was hype when I got a vista laptop. I have trust problem with pundits and tech types. I cannot trust nobody but my own opinion.



amenite
The Soylent - It's People
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join:2002-11-21
Ridgewood, NJ

Do it!



Nightshade
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join:2002-05-26
Salem, OR
reply to Scatcatpdx

The flack you hear from Vista is from when it first came out before the service packs. After the updates and service packs Vista was actually pretty decent. But be aware that Vista is essentially a patch job that was successful in the end

I have a rule of thumb when it comes to the Windows OS, skip every other version since 98. So with that said go from XP to 7 (if you can), then wait til 9 comes out and skip 8. But that's not to say 8 is good. I have 8 installed on my laptop and it runs well but I use my laptop as a testbed to see how well the software works before putting it on my desktop. My desktop has 7 and I don't see me upgrading it to 8 as of yet. I play MMOs and use Ventrilo, I found out with 8 that in order for me to talk in vent I have to get out of the game to talk in ventrilo then go back in the game to play. Its a PITA.
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The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility, and out of self interest for himself, his family, and the future of his country to resist government abuse of power. He rejects the notion that patriotism means obedience to the state.



amenite
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join:2002-11-21
Ridgewood, NJ

I got nailed while buying a laptop in the time period when MS had ceased XP sales and forced OEMs to use Vista. So I had no choice if I wanted recent hardware. In typical MS fashion they backtracked on that after Vista SP 0 turned out to be such a problem, but not until I had been stuck with it. It's evolved to be pretty stable and not bad overall, but it took 2 SPs to get there.
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Time is an abstract concept invented by carbon based life forms to monitor their constant decay.-Thunderclese



Metatron2008
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join:2008-09-02
united state

No it took good drivers. The problem with vista and drivers was that vista was a complete remake of windows, and they delayed it so many times that driver companies did not believe it was coming out when microsoft said.



amenite
The Soylent - It's People
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join:2002-11-21
Ridgewood, NJ

I'll compromise and say good drivers *and* two SPs later...