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Old 09-03-2007, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Company says changes expected by early next year

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday it plans to release the first major update to its Windows Vista operating system early next year.

Many of Microsoft's large corporate customers wait for the release of the first "service pack" — a software package of fixes, updates and improvements — before implementing a new Windows operating system.

Microsoft to release major Vista update - Tech News & Reviews - MSNBC.com (broken link)
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:36 AM
 
Location: South Central PA
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After service pack 2 i'll think about installing it. Anyone that uses vista now is a sucker, since anyone with any computer knowledge dosen't use a new OS till after a year or two.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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After service pack 2 i'll think about installing it. Anyone that uses vista now is a sucker, since anyone with any computer knowledge dosen't use a new OS till after a year or two.
Im not a sucker, and I have LOTS of knowledge about PC's and have had Vista for many months now. People with computer knowledge like to get in with an OS when there IS problems, so then can figure out how to solve them, so when it comes up again theyll know it straight off.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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After service pack 2 i'll think about installing it. Anyone that uses vista now is a sucker, since anyone with any computer knowledge dosen't use a new OS till after a year or two.
That's hilarious. Being that I have a dozen 'computer people' in my family (including our computer service business) I would beg to differ with that statement. Let's see, I've been running windows vista since Feb '07 (the week it came out) and I have yet to disintegrate. LOL! It's a choice but I would take advantage of getting familiar with a new system whenever the opportunity arises. I happened to purchase my laptop with vista preloaded so obviously, I didn't have any upgrading issues- problems occur when loading new os's on OLD systems. Also, it's YOUR responsibility to know the specifications of your computer and what is required for the new os. Even on a new system, you'll have minor issues but I have yet to experience anything major.
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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It is a persons responsobility, but its also the manufacturers responsibility. I see many companies shipping Vista with 1 gig of RAM! Consumpers trust these people and they are getting screwed left right and center with bad hardware. Thats the biggest issue I see. All the annoying security crap can be turned off. You can configure it to boot with less RAM. I turn all the 'frills' off. My only major issue is that my plug n play camcorder is no longer plug and play! It wont recognise it.
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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It is a persons responsobility, but its also the manufacturers responsibility. I see many companies shipping Vista with 1 gig of RAM! Consumpers trust these people and they are getting screwed left right and center with bad hardware. Thats the biggest issue I see. All the annoying security crap can be turned off. You can configure it to boot with less RAM. I turn all the 'frills' off. My only major issue is that my plug n play camcorder is no longer plug and play! It wont recognise it.
That's one of the advantages of building your own computer, you won't get all that garbage computer manufacturers like Dell or Gateway like to include with the computers they ship to their customers.

The last computer I bought was a Gateway laptop 2 and a half years ago, and the only reason I bought it was because I had to have a laptop for some contract opportunity (in IT) and I only had 2 days to get it, so I didn't have the time to build it. But I did uninstall all of the unnecessary junk that came with it.

On Windows Vista, I'll wait about another 2 years before I build another computer, I'm not in a hurry.
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Old 09-07-2007, 02:19 AM
 
Location: California
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There's only one reason I would even consider Vista within the next year minimum. If I was building a machine where I needed more than 4 gigs of RAM, then Vista is it. XP is still capped at 4 gigs...
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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I have had windows Vista installed since the release day. Thing had run beautifully on my last machine, and beautifully on this new machine. never had a single problem with it so far

(yes, i am a computer geek. hehe)
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Old 09-15-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I have had windows Vista installed since the release day. Thing had run beautifully on my last machine, and beautifully on this new machine. never had a single problem with it so far

(yes, i am a computer geek. hehe)
Vista came on my new computer bought a couple of months ago. Had so many bugs that I finally set the hard drive back to factory install. Since then I've had only the usual small bugs. We'll see if SP1 cures these problems.
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Zebulon, NC
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After service pack 2 i'll think about installing it. Anyone that uses vista now is a sucker, since anyone with any computer knowledge dosen't use a new OS till after a year or two.


Can you BE anymore offensive?

My husband has a home/small business computer repair company. He had to purchase a new laptop several months ago, and bought it with Vista preloaded. Since he will be supporting customers with Vista, he needs to be familiar with it.

I'm also a former tech support person, and currently am the office manager of a small company. One of my responsibilities is to take care of the office computers. I recently purchased a new PC for my home, and decided to get it preloaded with Vista. I decided I'd rather learn Vista at home, on my own time, than have my first exposure to it when I have to support it at work.

I've been very happy with Vista so far.
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