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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 17-08-2008, 14:53 Thread Starter
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To Vista or not to Vista

I have recently upgraded my computer.

I have run Xp since it came out with Windows 2003 business edition

I had two 100Gb hard drives internally and eventually filled up the work one.

Now gone for a 1Tb hard drive. It came with Vista installled but I reinstaled Xp. I was worried a number of my old programmes might not like the cahnge and I would be unfamiliar with it.

I have now upgraded most programmes anyway to latest vista compatible programmmes and I have had a couple months getting used to Windows 2007 Office suite. Should I take the plunge, yes or no and with resasons if you can.
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If it works don't fix it.

People have never moaned about XP like they have Vista.

Remember Vista is only there to provide salaries for M$ staff and force protectionism down our throats even if we are completely honest.

I said I'd stick at W2000 but XP was needed eventually, maybe this will happen one day with Vista.
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MickeySoft will eventually stop support for XP. Until that time, I would stick with what you've got.

MickeySoft have a habit of using the public to 'beta-test' their new products. Even if you WANT to switch, I'd leave it for a while to get more stable and more support from other manufacturers (i.e. drivers for hardware)
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If XP meets your needs then stick with it until Vista has been out for a while longer and the major bugs fixed. If you opt for Vista you may have problems with drivers for some old harware, also some programs may not run properly [although they can be run in "Administrator mode"]
Vista is too Mickey Mouse & toy-town.

Personally, there is only one decent operating system: Linux.
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