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Old 04-28-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Why are the vista supporters so hung up on the 1990's ..... there isn't a damn thing that a new laser printer can do that this one doesn't.

Oh, and my truck is a 97, runs fine, very reliable, and it's paid for, and I don't give a damn what anyone thinks about the fact my truck is 12 years old.
I agree. I have a scanner that can scan a photo at 1200 dpi with 24 bit color depth. Unfortunately, when I got it, the drivers were compatible with either Windows 3.1 or Windows 95. I haven't used it for a while now, but see no reason to buy a new scanner when this one works fine and is capable of scanning anything I am likely to use.

While I'm at it, I may as well confess. My car is 8 years old. I bought it two years ago when the 12 year old car with 140K on it needed $1000 worth of work; otherwise, I'd still drive the 14 year old car. It's all I need.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My car is a 1991, I've got you both beat there!

But on the issue of computers. I'm a geek and I WILL update my PCs, note the 'S', every couple of months. Once you build your first computer it's addicting and you want to build another one.

Another thing I hate is companies like Dell, HP, etc only installing the minimum requirements to run their systems. I mean, 1gb of RAM for Vista?! Are you ****ing serious. On top of that all that bloatware they install on it as well. -_-
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Oh, and my truck is a 97, runs fine, very reliable, and it's paid for, and I don't give a damn what anyone thinks about the fact my truck is 12 years old.
because your car is immune to virus's and isnt connected to internet..
sure you can upgrade from stock, but up to a certain point just like computers, you can upgrade a 32bit system but it has a cap, as well as your car has a cap on how fast it can go, and its fuel efficiency.
same goes to computers you can improve speed and performamnce but its marginal compared to buying something that is new.
the only thing that comes close to comparing cars and computers is if you use an anology like this:
computers get viruses by not using antivirus or locking your system down
your car can be sabotaged as well if you dont lock your doors i can take ur stereo,cd's extra wheel, lock your gastank and i put sugar in it, then its a virus to your car.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Computers still get viruses even using anti-virus software. I admit I only use my anti-virus software when I visit pirating sites, etc. But now on my new computer I don't even notice it's on so it's on all the time. Gotta love 8gb of RAM.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Computers still get viruses even using anti-virus software. I admit I only use my anti-virus software when I visit pirating sites, etc. But now on my new computer I don't even notice it's on so it's on all the time. Gotta love 8gb of RAM.
which here is another thing
u can have an alarm on ur car but i can still break in just like a pc....
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:06 PM
 
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comparing cars to computers is well, like comparing apples to oranges. The computer industry does not stop for those using old tech. It moves faster than any other industry in development. In order to take use of newer programs, you must use newer hardware and vise versa. No one is telling you, you must move into the newer stuffs, but for those of us that do, and need to (that work in industries that need to follow tech.) we will. No tech. company will stay in one place for the people that want to move at a snails pace, it is bad for business.
Oh please tell me what the newer, and resource hog vista can do for me that XP can't, except nag me, but that is not a benefit.

Oh please tell me what I can haul in a 2009 pickup that I can't haul in my 97 pickup. (except a payment book good for 5 - 7 years)

Oh please tell me what I can print on a new b/w laser that I can't print on my 90 something era HP laserjet.

It is a perfectly good analogy for those that are looking for function and not glitz or to impress the neighbors. But if your life revolves around impressing the neighbors, well........ knock yourself out. I'll spend my money for some good locally brewed ale's.

And who is to say that Vista is an advancement? SATA II drives are an advancement over PATA, and someday solid state drives will become a reality, USB 3.0 is coming, those are advancements. Vista is 'pretty' bloatware, but it is not advancement, save for the bottom line of M$.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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where do u live that u have over 30 hours in a day? clearly i want that world too!
No, you don't. He still only gets paid for 8 hours a day.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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oh please tell me what the newer, and resource hog vista can do for me that xp can't, except nag me, but that is not a benefit.

Oh please tell me what i can haul in a 2009 pickup that i can't haul in my 97 pickup. (except a payment book good for 5 - 7 years)

oh please tell me what i can print on a new b/w laser that i can't print on my 90 something era hp laserjet.

It is a perfectly good analogy for those that are looking for function and not glitz or to impress the neighbors. But if your life revolves around impressing the neighbors, well........ Knock yourself out. I'll spend my money for some good locally brewed ale's.

And who is to say that vista is an advancement? Sata ii drives are an advancement over pata, and someday solid state drives will become a reality, usb 3.0 is coming, those are advancements. Vista is 'pretty' bloatware, but it is not advancement, save for the bottom line of m$.
clearly you just do not like change,
i mean do you moan about everything that changes.
I mean do you whine with every second of time that passes since its a change into the future???
Technology is advancement hit or miss so you dont like vista who gives a rats ass i dont like xp maybe i should call it bloatware since idiots like you did in 2001.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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And who is to say that Vista is an advancement? SATA II drives are an advancement over PATA, and someday solid state drives will become a reality, USB 3.0 is coming, those are advancements. Vista is 'pretty' bloatware, but it is not advancement, save for the bottom line of M$.
SATA II is dying, at least for me.

SSD are already out now, just cost to much right now since it's new.

USB 3.0 is awesome when it gets here.

Vista is not bloatware if you know how to use it and tweak it. Do you have less than 4gb of RAM? Vista is only horrible because it's practically useless unles syou got 4gb or more of RAM. I slipstreamed my Vista Ultimate x64 disc and took it from 3.8gb or something down to 800mb and it still works fine for me XD.

Windows 7 will be a HUGE improvement over Vista. I've been testing it since the first public build 7000, its wonderful. It's got everything XP is good for, the Vista parts that were good and it has a better memory management system. Overall, they should of skipped Vista and came out with Windows 7 first.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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SATA II is dying, at least for me.

SSD are already out now, just cost to much right now since it's new.

USB 3.0 is awesome when it gets here.

Vista is not bloatware if you know how to use it and tweak it. Do you have less than 4gb of RAM? Vista is only horrible because it's practically useless unles syou got 4gb or more of RAM. I slipstreamed my Vista Ultimate x64 disc and took it from 3.8gb or something down to 800mb and it still works fine for me XD.

Windows 7 will be a HUGE improvement over Vista. I've been testing it since the first public build 7000, its wonderful. It's got everything XP is good for, the Vista parts that were good and it has a better memory management system. Overall, they should of skipped Vista and came out with Windows 7 first.
clearly 7 is great...
but vista is an improvement over xp; speed wise maybe not depending on the specs but usability;stability.
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