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Do you plan on upgrading/switching to Windows Vista?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:37 am
by elasticwings
Just curious, with all the bad stuff surrounding Vista currently, if anybody plans to upgrade to Vista or move to an alternative.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:57 am
by Bigun
Gentoo FTW

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:08 pm
by Celestial Dung
I'll probably stay around with XP until the majority of the bugs are worked out of Vista. By that time it should also be cheaper.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:21 pm
by elasticwings
http://www.intelliadmin.com/blog/2007/01/5-sins-of-vista.html

Yeah, some of the problems listed here look to be really annoying. I have an XP machine just for gaming. No need for Aero when all you do is launch one or two programs from the start menu. Everything else I do is on Linux.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 2:38 pm
by iblis
if and when the time comes that i have to learn how to use vista's interface, i'll do it through vmware.

at first blush, i know that sounds incredibly slow and painful, but really, so does installing it on any hardware i own at the moment. :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:35 pm
by Arkady
My opinion of Vista is that in it's current state, it is useless DRM ridden bloat ware intended to bring your system to it's knees. So, no, I won't be installing it on any machines I currently own.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:12 pm
by iblis
elasticwings wrote:http://www.intelliadmin.com/blog/2007/01/5-sins-of-vista.html

Yeah, some of the problems listed here look to be really annoying. I have an XP machine just for gaming. No need for Aero when all you do is launch one or two programs from the start menu. Everything else I do is on Linux.

haha! with vmplayer able to support opengl on some cards, and vmware tools being the godsend that it is, i won't even be doing that.

i'll just throw enough hardware power at a machine to run XP via vmware on a linux host, and say to hell with installing bug-ridden OS's directly on my hdd.

and a stack of ps3's sounds like exactly the thing to run that monster. :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:12 am
by alazar
Vista robs you of your freedoms and privacy even more then XP. Don't ever think about downloading any music or movies that you didn't pay for. Copyright protection is a bitch, especially when Vista has a nice new program to help the entertainment industry stop piracy. Vista is a resource hog and a complete farce. More Mac compatible software and we can end the nightmare.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:21 pm
by uncle goth
i just know mostly about opussums!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:11 am
by Bigun
I looked over Vista quite thoroughly this weekend. Best way I can describe it: "pretty bloatware"

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:04 pm
by Bigun

PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:20 pm
by junkie christ
yea im gonna go to vista, soon as the hacks for copyrights are better and the glitches are fixed.
Every version of windows is gonna have the piracy shit now.
Its not going away.
And biz will always upgrade to the newest version of windows.
So IT people will always have to update.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:27 pm
by iblis
junkie christ wrote:yea im gonna go to vista, soon as the hacks for copyrights are better and the glitches are fixed.
Every version of windows is gonna have the piracy shit now.
Its not going away.
And biz will always upgrade to the newest version of windows.
So IT people will always have to update.

well, some will.

the company i work for runs linux for their servers; in fact, all the IT people run linux on their workstations, as well. while sometimes we'll need to load XP into vmware to test against certain naughty OS quirks, it's a rare thing. the artistic folk and the business folk run macs.

and things just... work.

odd, that. :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:34 pm
by DarkVader
junkie christ wrote:yea im gonna go to vista, soon as the hacks for copyrights are better and the glitches are fixed.
Every version of windoze is gonna have the piracy shit now.
Its not going away.
And biz will always upgrade to the newest version of windoze.
So IT people will always have to update.


There is no always in this business. M$ hasn't always been around, and won't always be around.

Lots of companies are taking a serious look at alternatives, because vista is so bad.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:50 pm
by razor
where's the win2k3 option? ;p

I use Slackware for all things server/router/firewall concerned and 2003 standard on all my other boxes mainly because I work for an MS based company and that just makes things easier.. and the rest of the time they are just glorified EQ machines anyway.

I see absolutely no reason whatsoever to have anything to do with Vista. From what i have seen, there is no reason other than you just want to waste money for shits and giggles and feel the need to upgrade hardware.

I expect my installations of 2k3 will probably be supported still for quite some time... and I wouldn't be surprised to see support for XP return, though, who knows.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:56 pm
by iblis
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 7:18 pm
by Tampa_Nights
There is zero need for me to upgrade anytime soon. Besides the general rule of not getting a new M.S. OS until at least 1 or 2 service packs come out, XP does everything I need just fine. It's great for basic productivity, gaming and is unmatched when it comes to device drivers.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:35 am
by Hardcoregirl
I just got a lappytop computer with Vista. My boyfriend is installing xp on his...I don't know what to dooooo.

I guess I should probably do the same.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:42 pm
by iblis
Hardcoregirl wrote:I just got a lappytop computer with Vista. My boyfriend is installing xp on his...I don't know what to dooooo.

I guess I should probably do the same.

well, since you've already paid the "windows tax", it's really tough to say. i mean, if you're dead-set on having a micro$oft OS, keep in mind that eventually they'll just stop supporting XP. meaning all the security holes and whatnots just won't be patched via their updating system.

so, if you don't notice any lag, or experience any other problems, it might be just as well to keep vista on there. after all, you can always install/have someone else install XP at later date, if you really feel the need.