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Old 04-16-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Won't do any good to do a clean install. All the bloatware just comes along for the ride unless you want to pay anther chunk of change for an OS straight from MS, which seem a bit of overkill. Any PC from a major player has this crap in it's install, or at least the ones I've seen lately do. Once in a while you have the option of doing a "manual" install of some options and can sidestep the junk.
It's perfectly legal to download a Vista DVD from bittorrent and use the key on the sticker that's on the side of your PC.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Reading this thread made me really appreciate my Mac. No need for 8GB of RAM or a quad core hard drive, OS X runs just fine. OS X has had the "eye candy" of Vista for the past 9 years, it's much more stable, and practically virus proof. I haven't touched Windows in almost 5 years.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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Reading this thread made me really appreciate my Mac. OS X has had the "eye candy" of Vista for the past 9 years, it's much more stable, and practically virus proof. I haven't touched Windows in almost 5 years.
That's nice, but what does it have to do with the subject of this thread?
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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Come on they need to drop support for this half crocked os.
Its cheap, annoying, lacks security, always the first to be exploited, im one of the few i bet that hate xp with a passion i much rather use vista, which i am.
Couldn't they just improve the security if XP and make everyone happy.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:29 PM
 
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Couldn't they just improve the security if XP and make everyone happy.
Probably, but Microsoft wouldn't make any money on that
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:29 PM
 
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Reading this thread made me really appreciate my Mac. No need for 8GB of RAM or a quad core hard drive, OS X runs just fine. OS X has had the "eye candy" of Vista for the past 9 years, it's much more stable, and practically virus proof. I haven't touched Windows in almost 5 years.
What the hell is a quad core hard drive?
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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What the hell is a quad core hard drive?
LOL, I missed that little gem!
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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Probably, but Microsoft wouldn't make any money on that
How are they making money off of Vista? As far as I am aware no one is running all over town so they can upgrade their XP machine, and They would still be selling copies of the new and improved XP on every new machine being sold.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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What the hell is a quad core hard drive?
I want one of those.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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What's ridiculous is people complaining that an OS needs $20 worth of memory to run. Why don't you complain that it needs a $25 DVD-ROM instead of a $15 CD-ROM drive to install?
What even more ridiculous is the fact Microsoft writes bloated OSes in the name of user friendliness. It's the fact there is so much unnecessary overhead that 2GB is needed. It's also the fact that, on some Vista boxes I've worked on, no matter how much RAM you have in your system Vista will use every bit of it.

Sure to a Joe Blow computer user it isn't a big deal to upgraded the RAM, but in an organization that has a couple of thousand, it adds up.
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