Windows Vista - Yes or No

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by sderenzi, Oct 21, 2006.



  1. Yes

    16 vote(s)
  2. No

    19 vote(s)
  1. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

    Misfortune? I've tried tenths of different Linux distros, Fedora serves me best.
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  3. baumgarten fuck the man Registered Senior Member

    You poor thing.
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  5. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

    Oh, so you know my needs from an OS?

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  7. stretched a junkie's broken promise Valued Senior Member

    An Apple a day keeps Bill Gates away. Nothing quite Mac OS X.
  8. baumgarten fuck the man Registered Senior Member

    Doctor Baum's diagnosis is always accurate.
  9. Saint Valued Senior Member

    I prefer suse Linux
  10. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

    Apparently looking at the Microsoft XBOX site under hardware I found this Wireless Gaming Reciever, it looks as if Microsoft will be making XBOX 360 controllers and other devices compatible with Vista and DirectX 10 (isn't that DirectXX?)

    This means that those that own a state of the art computer and an XBOX 360 will be able to spread their costs between both their console and computer.

    I guess the next question here is will the XBOX 360's HD-DVD be accessible by Vista Operated PCs so you don't have to buy a HD-DVD for both your PC and your XBOX 360?
  11. alain du hast mich Registered Senior Member

    I will be upgrading to the newest mac OS, I am sick of windows, which has been constantly sliding since windows 95.
  12. s0meguy Worship me or suffer eternally Valued Senior Member

    probably, as soon as i can get my hands on a pirated edition of vista.
  13. Prince_James Plutarch (Mickey's Dog) Registered Senior Member


    Who cares? Blu-ray is the way of the future.
  14. Lord Hillyer Banned Banned

    Yes Nickelodeon, I've tried Flyakite OSX theme/emulator. It's aesthetically kewl, but annoying to know that underneath it all it's still wintendo.

    This year I switched to Apple after 20 years on Wintel machines and don't think I'll ever go back. Forget Vista and its Orwellian schemes... I'm going to go from Tiger to Leopard.
  15. Prince_James Plutarch (Mickey's Dog) Registered Senior Member

    I detest Apple's computers and software.
  16. Bubber Herbal Cannabinoid Lover Registered Senior Member

    It would seem that the only "features" from Palladium (or NGSCB as it is now known) are Secure startup and Bit locker. These will be opt in and I believe only available in the Ultimate edition.

    SS when enabled will only let you startup from the hard-drive, an BL will encrypt the hard-drive so that if it is removed from the PC, you will not be able to look at it's contents. All the other stuff you've read about Palladium or NGSCB will not be implemented under Vista..... currently. Who's to say that won't be fixed by a service pack?

    The reason for this, as I understand it, is that the hardware is not in place yet and the backlash MS had received since they introduced the idea.

    I would say the decision to upgrade will ultimately rely on the following:
    Edition       Regular Price    Additional License     Upgrade Price      Additional License
    Ultimate          $399.00           $359.00               $259.00               $233.00
    Business          $299.00           $269.00               $199.95               $179.00
    Home Premium      $239.00           $215.00               $159.00               $143.00
    Home Basic        $199.00           $179.00               $99.95                $89.95
    As far as the feature set of each package, a summary can be found here:

    Windows Vista Editions Feature List

    Considering you can get a new computer for as little as $400, it seems a little much to pay $200+ for the OS.

    Hope all this helps. :-J

    [size=-2]btw, Ubuntu 6.06 here.[/size]
  17. Sputnik Banned Banned

    I will continue with XP professionel for a while - then all you guys can tell me about Vista on your computer (pro`s and con`s), and one day I might upgrade ....
  18. swivel Sci-Fi Author Valued Senior Member

    Already running it, not looking back, love it.
  19. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

    I use Partition Magic & Boot Magic to manage multiple operating systems.

    After the first service pack comes out, I will buy a new machine and install Vista, XP, & Windows 98SE. I currently have a DOS/Windows 3.x partition and will probably have one on my new system due to nostalgia.

    Unfortunately, DOS/Win3.x applications cannot use the advanced color and higher resolution modes available with modern graphics cards. I might buy an old system iwith ISA slots and install DOS/Win3.x on it.

    I would like to run OS/2 Warp along with other operating systems, but have had problems installing it (Driver problems).

    I have almost 100 applications installed on my current system. I never go directly to a new OS. For a while I use the old OS to run all my applications. One by one, I install applications to run under the new OS. Compatibility problems sometimes require not installing some of the old applications to run under the new OS.

    BTW: If you buy a new motherboard or a new system and want to run your old OS, delete all the drivers and hardware before installing your old disk (or a copy of it) on the new system. The Plug & Play logic usually gets very confused if you boot the old OS with old drivers on a new system.

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