will consider switching if it supports all my current hardware and applications. i've got the RC version. tried it and the support is quite crappy.
Mythbusters - the bigger the explosion, the better it is.
will switch if ms send me a dvd
Too many annoying security prompts. I hate the way the explorer displays paths, copy as text? (wtf). The only thing good about vista is the installation.
i am still waiting for apples to fall from the trees.
where are my primes?
For certain reason, I will not use Vista till it is stable. Best is to see and monitor. haha
Try AVG anti virus its quite good... and free.
Also try http://www.ccleaner.com to clean up your registry, unwanted files in your temp folders, orphaned files from the crap you had installed, etc. Incidently, CCleaner really means Crap Cleaner... This would recover quite a bit of space and also speed up your machine.
I'm no techie at all, but I'm a heavy user since the ancient days. I'm talking about the ancient days of DOS. You can install whatever you want, and won't experience similar performance deterioriation. I'm sure the much more educated users of Windows know how to troubleshoot and disable the processes that're responsible for the deterioriation. But I wish the end-user wouldn't need to know the inner functions of the OS just so as to maintain the expected level of performance.
Worse thing is, with each generation upgrade from Windows 95-98-XP, as an end user, I don't see any meaningful improvement at all. Although each update significantly demands more system resources.
Actually the only thing that appealed to me was the cool GUIs. But i cannot imagine how freaking slow my com will be running with all the bells and whistles turned on.
In the end, a classic GUI would seem much better than a lagging animated one.
You guys might like to read about vista and it's associated future costs
Some of the tactics such as bus encryption are already present in the xboxes.
Yep i agreed.
Being a window user for the past 18years, i feel very disappointed with their products.
WinME (worst lot)
Win2000 (the better one)
The microsoft had been shelving this WinVista for so long..and i wonder have they managed to come up a stable and easy to use OS?
Ever since i switch to Mac OS......I simply throw my XP box out of the Windows.
i have no problems with windows XP SP2, so i see no need for vista or mac
Sometimes, I see that peeps switch over just because it's the "In" thing to do. I feel that this is terribly wrong. While it is good to keep up with technology somehow, one doesn't have to compromise things (i.e. stable setup, $$$, time) just because you have the itch.
I've used Vista (pre-RTM) on my spare rig and I didn't quite like the experience (it performed quite badly on my spare rig's config). Not saying that I'm not gonna move on at some point -- I'm a software developer by profession in the first place -- just that if things keep going on at this pace, it might be worth sticking with XP and wait for the next Windows release.
My 0.02 cents worth.
Do you remember those days when accessing floppy drives causes your system to pause for a short while due to the anti-virus software scanning the files and directories? (We're talking about 1.44MB or 2.88MB floppies in here)
Do you remember those days when we had to tweak config.sys to squeeze as much RAM out of it?
It's almost the same as today. Just that today's softwares are much more humongous and yes, complicated.
Last edited by Pinoy; 25th December 2006 at 03:59 AM.