+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
Windows Vista Thread, Vista - yes or no? in Technical; Hi guys! So many times I heard people saying that Vista is not an improvement. Then other people say that ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    3
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Vista - yes or no?

    Hi guys!
    So many times I heard people saying that Vista is not an improvement.
    Then other people say that it's better than windows?
    Can somebody please give me a short resume why I should get vista or why I shouldn't?
    I am not what you call a computer-wizz so please be gentle?

    Thanks for your help!

  2. #2

    ZeroHour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    5,750
    Thank Post
    918
    Thanked 1,336 Times in 816 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    448
    Hi and welcome to EduGeek
    tbh I would get windows 7, most of the issues with vista have been fixed and it comes out on the 22nd of October (public) with others getting earlier access.

  3. #3

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    10,486
    Thank Post
    613
    Thanked 2,194 Times in 1,006 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    634
    Agreed. Vista will be forgotten as quickly as Microsoft can get away with it (remeber how fast ME vanished from the M$ website once XP was released!)
    Besides. I've been using W7 for quite a bit now. Its far more lightweight and responsive than Vista whilst having far more bells and whistles!
    Vista was a horse designed by commitee. W7 was designed by first sacking the comittee IMHO!

  4. #4
    richardp's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    North Yorkshire
    Posts
    131
    Thank Post
    3
    Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    Hi out of interest does Windows 7 licensing still work in the same way as Vista requiring you to have a license service running all the time ?

    richard

  5. #5


    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    6,647
    Thank Post
    229
    Thanked 865 Times in 743 Posts
    Rep Power
    297
    i have few problems with vista but as windows 7 is out in2 months its not worth deploying it anymore

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,157
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 529 Times in 452 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    124
    Quote Originally Posted by richardp View Post
    Hi out of interest does Windows 7 licensing still work in the same way as Vista requiring you to have a license service running all the time ?

    richard
    Yes, if it's a volume license but it's a very low impact service and you can put it pretty much anywhere. The systems activated from your KMS check back in every 7 days and if the KMS is unavailable then they'll keep re-trying, only de-activating if they fail to make contact within 180 days (not sure of the exact numbers but they're about right). This means that even if someone takes the computer off network, provided they come back every few months it will still work fine (so teacher laptops need to come in about once a term)

  7. #7

    bossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    3,942
    Thank Post
    1,199
    Thanked 1,069 Times in 760 Posts
    Rep Power
    330
    @cartho:

    As the others have said "Vista" like another OS which was slotted in between recodes (ME) has served it's purpose in being relatively useless for what it was intended except for giving the next OS a good name.

    Go with windows 7 when it is released you will not be as disappointed hehe!

  8. #8
    ajbritton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wandsworth
    Posts
    1,632
    Thank Post
    23
    Thanked 75 Times in 45 Posts
    Rep Power
    34
    Another vote for Win 7. I've been a big XP fan since it came out but was never convinced by Vista. I've been testing Windows 7 on an old laptop (Pentium M 1.3GHz with 512MB RAM) and it works well. There are lots of small changes (relative to XP; I can't speak about Vista) that make life a lot easier.

  9. #9

    EduTech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    5,068
    Thank Post
    160
    Thanked 925 Times in 727 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    273
    Yes i would also recommend you go windows Windows 7 dont bother with Vista you will get upset and move to Linux *joke*

    James.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    405
    Thank Post
    22
    Thanked 13 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Another one for Windows 7 here, I remember when I first installed Vista a couple of years ago and had a few annoying issues with it (In general use it was Ok). I installed the RC of Windows 7 in May and have had no problems that couldn't be fixed within a few minutes.

  11. #11
    IanT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    @ the back of my server racks farting.....
    Posts
    1,891
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 118 Times in 109 Posts
    Rep Power
    60
    Vista - Computer says no

    I've been using Windows 7 for a good couple of months now.

    I've just installed Windows 7, Enterprise Edition (RTM) on Work PC, Work Laptop (Del Latutude D430), and Home PC (All 64-bit editions)

    I've been blown away at how well they perform.


  12. #12
    DMcCoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Isle of Wight
    Posts
    3,464
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 496 Times in 436 Posts
    Rep Power
    113
    Working on my Vista image at the moment. Windows 7 just hasn't been out long enough for essential applications we use to be fully compatible, otherwise I would be using that instead.

    Vista SP2 really isn't that bad, I do feel that there's quite a lot of placebo going on with Windows 7 for a lot of people, it is only Vista 1.1 after all.

  13. #13
    IanT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    @ the back of my server racks farting.....
    Posts
    1,891
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 118 Times in 109 Posts
    Rep Power
    60
    They should of called Windows 7............

    MS Windows Vista, Second Edition

  14. #14
    kearton's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Yorkshire, via NZ ;)
    Posts
    880
    Thank Post
    171
    Thanked 106 Times in 88 Posts
    Rep Power
    45
    No. Nuff said...

  15. #15
    u8dmtm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    231
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
    Rep Power
    20
    At this point in time you might as well wait for Windows 7.

    However, we've got a couple of rooms running on Vista and to be honest we've never had any serious issues with it. Once you get it how you want it it is just as good as XP but looks nicer IMO.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. XP or Vista?
    By richard_s in forum General Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 21st February 2009, 01:41 PM
  2. Vista Sysprep with OEM Dell Vista Ultimate Image
    By leonard.powers in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 27th August 2008, 08:55 PM
  3. To Vista or Not to Vista
    By Grommit in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 1st February 2008, 06:00 PM
  4. Vista anyone?
    By Skoggmeiger in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 6th August 2007, 09:20 AM
  5. Vista is Out!
    By eejit in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 22nd November 2006, 07:41 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •