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Windows Vista Thread, It has to end here... in Technical; Originally Posted by MrHappy Originally Posted by Dos_Box I'm sorry Vista, I really am. I've tried to like you, really ...
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    Re: It has to end here...

    Quote Originally Posted by MrHappy
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    I'm sorry Vista, I really am. I've tried to like you, really I have. But it's just not working between us.
    It's not the fact that it takes ages to copy a file\s with you, or the simple act of deleteting one makes you go into a catatonic trance.
    We started off well, and once I'd disabled UAC and instant search to stop the massived amounts of disk thrashing you seemed to enjoy so much things improved.
    We then settled down to several weeks of awkward bliss. Even though booting up and logging on was a lenghty process, and the sidebar was an annoyance for me personally you seemed to get on with life, albeit slower than my last love XP.
    It's the little things you see. Things like hiding where everything used to live. Making the network controls more complicted than they really need to be (I even found it amusing when you disabled most of the services on my secon NIC because you thought that I didn't really want to span 2 networks).
    So there it is. I'm going to swap you out this morning for my old flame. Sshe may be old and patchy, but she's reliable and more fleet of foot than you are.
    And less of a nag!
    Will she take you back???? 8O
    I'm eyeing up her older sister!

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    Re: It has to end here...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    Quote Originally Posted by rusty155
    downloads it from the online suppositories!
    Thank you. You have just brightened up my morning
    Just read that back!! ops: ops: ops: ops:

    Ok ok anal tablets on the brain!! Meant repositories!!!

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    Re: It has to end here...

    I love Vista once I learnt how to tweak it. Don’t forget to turn on enhanced hard disk performance as its off by default, in device manager. Turn power save mode from balanced to high performance.

    Why things are not on high performance by default I don’t know. Give vista a few days and it should speed up massively as it takes a while for superfetch and indexing to set them self’s up. The hot fix's t speed up Vista hard disk acess is a must.

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    Re: It has to end here...

    You see? The young flashy ones with their big...ideas and pert...remarks are all very well, but in the end you will come back to the older, more experienced ones!!

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    Re: It has to end here...

    Odd, I've been using Vista [ Ultimate ] since beta testing days - never had a problem apart from one BSOD and that was a crappy PCMCIA firewire card I picked up from Hong Kong a few years back.
    I had it installed[ well upgrade ] my XP install on my old Dell Laptop - ok it ran a little slower because the laptop was old but having it now run on my Quad Core Q6600 its fine.
    I agree that MS have got some of the elements of Vista Wrong - one of them is the amount of stupid versions, the other is the amount of rather daft eye candy they have chucked in.

    Making the network controls more complicted than they really need to be
    Complicated ? You sure ? I've never found any MS OS network settings to be complex.

    I agree on Ubuntu though - I stuck it on a partition on my old Tosh Laptop and had it working quickly, even on an old 11 meg wireless card over the weekend.

    You could get a mac - but I only suggest that if you:

    A: Want to see more dead kittens
    B: You don't have a problem chucking money down the toilet
    C: Have the brain the size of a sub atomic particle
    D: A strange fixation over Steve Jobs

    If IBM still had the balls to push OS/2 we would not be having this conversation.

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    Re: It has to end here...

    Totally agree about the slow file copying, SP1 is a massive improvement but it still is a hell of alot slower than XP at doing things like copying big files over a network or extracting RAR archives.

    The network control center is ridiculously over complicated and busy as well. They made some really poor design decisions with it.

    I still get annoyed with the lack of an up folder button in explorer and the silly address bar hotlinks. I thought I would grow to like it after a year, but obviously not.

    The only thing I really like is the file renaming when it keeps the extension, thats really useful

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    Re: It has to end here...

    @Mattx

    I have a Mac. Which is why I can't understand how M$ got it so wrong.
    Theor desingn guys need to take a good look at Leopard and Ubuntu and start again. Quickly.

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    Re: It has to end here...

    I have a Mac. Which is why I can't understand
    'nuff said !! ;-)

    Oh dear - one of the brain washed Jobs clans then. What do you use it for - a door stop or a fashion statement ?

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    Re: It has to end here...

    No. I use it jointly with Parallels and Fusion. Running various OS's. Apart from Vista. That hell is especially reserved for my work PC.

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    Re: It has to end here...

    vista + network = crap
    vista + standalone = good

    I have ultimate at home and it serves its job... I need to get my rating up though... all my components rate over 5, except for my graphics card which is a big fat 1!

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    Re: It has to end here...

    I use them for target pratice.

    I do have a few in the office though - sometimes students ask about them. I fire one off, and then ask the student what software they use on their PC / laptop. I then task them to go and research on the internet, to find software which will do something similar on an Apple Mac. To be blunt many of them give up within 30 mins.
    I then allow them to point to the Apple Mac and laugh at it like Nelson Muntz.
    If they want, I even allow them to kick it whilst on the way out....

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    Re: It has to end here...

    did apple do something really bad to you once mattx?

    I don't favour them, but i don't hold a vendetta against them either!

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    Re: It has to end here...

    did apple do something really bad to you once mattx?
    Don't think so, I just find their products sh1t. Steve Jobs is also a bit of a pr1ck, full of himself and a nasty piece of work. You just need to check out how he treated one of his first girlfriends, his staff and his attitude towards people.
    I've used many many different IT OS's over the years, in fact most of them, even AIX and I have to say the Apple stuff I found the most closed.

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    Re: It has to end here...

    I will look him up! Sounds like an interesting read... has anyone done his biography?

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    Re: It has to end here...

    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne
    I will look him up! Sounds like an interesting read... has anyone done his biography?
    Just a few. Try going on YouTube and look up 'The Pirates of Silicon Valley' for the Jobs\Gates story.

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