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Last post Author Topic: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA  (Read 38119 times)

Grorgy

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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #75 on: September 11, 2007, 10:36:55 PM »
hehehe
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I still prefer books to e-books even though printed books are so 15th century. Just call me a Luddite.
  yeah me too, its a tactile thing i spose, could be why porn is so disappointing  :)

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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #76 on: September 11, 2007, 10:40:36 PM »
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I still prefer books to e-books even though printed books are so 15th century. Just call me a Luddite.
  yeah me too, its a tactile thing i spose, could be why porn is so disappointing  :)

Yup - me too +1  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #77 on: September 12, 2007, 07:02:51 PM »
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Get on down the road, take the time to get familiar with Vista, spring for new hardware if what you use is not supported in Vista. But get with the 21st century.

XP is a 21st century OS!  :P

So is WinME!  :D

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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #78 on: September 12, 2007, 09:01:12 PM »
WHAT? No, no, the 21st century started on 2001, not 2000 ;D

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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #79 on: September 12, 2007, 09:24:00 PM »
yeah me too, its a tactile thing i spose, could be why porn is so disappointing  :)

I missed the last part of this quote the first time around -  ;D
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« Last Edit: September 13, 2007, 01:38:30 PM by Darwin »

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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #80 on: September 13, 2007, 11:24:05 AM »
So is WinME!  :D

You're just trolling for trouble there... :(
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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #81 on: September 13, 2007, 02:25:15 PM »
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Get on down the road, take the time to get familiar with Vista, spring for new hardware if what you use is not supported in Vista. But get with the 21st century.

XP is a 21st century OS!  :P

So is WinME!  :D


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Sorry mate but not Albert Einstein, it was a Southener from the US of A who said that, and it wasn't a cat...

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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #82 on: September 13, 2007, 03:01:16 PM »
Interesting... the references I can find to this quote attribute it to Albert Einstein who, while admittedly not a cat, was similarly not a Southerner... To whom, pray tell, should app be attributing this quote?
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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #83 on: September 13, 2007, 04:37:03 PM »
You can't reformat a car.

(I like that. I think I'm going to use that as a standard reply when a car analogy is bought up!)

Although I think we have now progressed to cat analogies :)

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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #84 on: September 13, 2007, 04:49:01 PM »
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You can't reformat a car.

You could try...
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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #85 on: September 13, 2007, 05:58:24 PM »
Sorry mate but not Albert Einstein, it was a Southener from the US of A who said that, and it wasn't a cat...

Can you give the name?  It's attributed (incorrectly, I'm sure) to Einstein all over the 'net, but never with a definitive source - as in time & place.  It would be nice to know where this really came from.

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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #86 on: September 14, 2007, 09:35:57 AM »
Did I miss something? I can get the relationship between that quote and WinME. And nobody said it in the thread...

Anyway, it's just like Groucho Marx's epitaph in his grave (nothing like that is said there) or Bill Gates famous "640K...", which he didn't said, or so he claims ;D

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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #87 on: September 15, 2007, 04:31:10 PM »
Thank You Mouser!

Your posts have given me a lot of insight into Vista from a coding perspective. It will probably prove near invaluable in the future, as I'm pretty certain there will be more apps down the road that will need some effort to get working... So far every program I've tried that was designed for Vista has had major issues getting the thing installed and working properly.

As far as Vista being good or bad I'm a complete realist, & don't mind any extra effort staying that way.  :D  Vista will take over eventually or it won't, &  I hope to be prepared either way. Linux doesn't offer the apps I need, and Apple's too expensive, so either Vista will be another ME and Mouser's lifespan will remain stable, or it'll be the next XP & I can only hope he'll develop exceptional stress management skills.  :P

I think Vista having 2 install scenarios borders on insanity, but what do I know? I have only had to deal with turning UA whatever on to get a program to install -- not write the D*** thing to install whether it's on or off... Unfortunately in at least a couple of apps the programmers failed.

I do want to also thank those who've posted about being slammed for speaking out against Vista. For a while there threads in other forums got a wee bit carried away, with folks challenging one another to see who could get shrillest just to see their words on screen. I hadn't realized the pendulum had swung the other way, so I will no longer ignore (with an expletive or three) most threads with the word Vista in the title.

Thanks,
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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #88 on: September 16, 2007, 12:26:14 PM »
You can't reformat a car.
(I like that. I think I'm going to use that as a standard reply when a car analogy is bought up!)
Although I think we have now progressed to cat analogies :)
You can, however, update it's firmware...
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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #89 on: September 18, 2007, 02:52:33 PM »
From ExtremeTech

Windows Vista: Five Broken Promises

He makes a good point.  XP had a lot of problems until SP1, and didn't really become rock solid until SP2.  Why are we [un]knowing beta testers?  It could be because of impatience on our part, or their part.  Would I have wanted to wait until the time SP2 came out for the OS to come out.  No.  So I took it as is.  Why is Vista getting such a bad rap for the same thing?

I can answer in my case- it was hearing that people were having problems with games and software- that was a breaking point for me.  That along with the exorbitant price point put me off.  What about everyone else?

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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #90 on: September 18, 2007, 10:57:57 PM »
I can tell you right now that Vista SP1 is going to underwhelm a lot of people  :( Most of the major updates it contains have already been released as part of the 2 packs recently, and it has no new features that'll fix the common Vista complaints. Waiting till 2008 for that is going to be a disappointment!

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Re: Stay Away From Microsoft VISTA
« Reply #91 on: September 18, 2007, 11:19:41 PM »
I can tell you right now that Vista SP1 is going to underwhelm a lot of people  :( Most of the major updates it contains have already been released as part of the 2 packs recently, and it has no new features that'll fix the common Vista complaints. Waiting till 2008 for that is going to be a disappointment!

Well... It might certainly make all the hard core XP users pretty happy... Yet another reason not to upgrade now and wait.