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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    I look forward to playing with the beta !!

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Is this another nail in Vista's coffin? If people are already advising to wait at least six months for the evolutional upgrade to Vista, what is the point when a revolutional upgrade is expected in another 18 months?

    I for one would baulk at paying almost £200 retail for a product which will be superseded by a major new technology upgrade in only 18 months, neccessitating another similarly large outlay!

    Can't see the sense.

    Having said that, I can't see what's wrong with XP - on the other hand, I can - I don't need to pay M$ another £200 to keep on using XP Call me a cynic if you will.

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Is this another nail in XP's coffin? If people are already advising to wait at least six months for the evolutional upgrade to XP, what is the point when a revolutional upgrade is expected in another 18 months?

    I for one would baulk at paying almost £200 retail for a product which will be superseded by a major new technology upgrade in only 18 months, neccessitating another similarly large outlay!

    Can't see the sense.

    Having said that, I can't see what's wrong with Win98 - on the other hand, I can - I don't need to pay M$ another £200 to keep on using Win98 Wink Call me a cynic if you will.

    Sorry - duplicate post

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    crc-ict: They're saying 2009 now... we won't see it until atleast Q4 2011

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Vista, to my mind, is rapidly turning into XP SP3. With the added insult that you have to pay for it.

    I have started to recommend to my non-technical friends and family who ask that they should get a Mac. For my technical friends, I point them in the direction of Ubuntu. I mean, lets face it, an upgrade to vista will be just as painful/painless as moving to Mac/Linux.

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    I am not singing MS praises as I am more a believer in OS than anyone however, Vista is nothing like XP. There are stark differences.

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Yes, XP currently works and does not question you when tying to adjust your desktop settings etc. As you can tell, I'm currently underwhelmed by Vista after 9 days use.
    Oh, and Windows update is broken in Vista too.

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    I thought it was supported via WSUS (certainly looking at WSUS I get that impression)?

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    There was speculation in the IT industry late last year that Vista was headed for an April release. I now belive it should have been. There are still too many 'obvious' bugs which would have been iron out by then. The current people taking up Vista are still beta testing IMHO.
    Mind you, an April release would have been very humiliating for Microsoft.

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    @Dos_Box

    Have to say, i've been using Vista for about the same amount of time as your good self, and i'm extremely impressed with it. I won't go into particulars on the positives as they are all written down somewhere on the web.

    The only downside is the speed. But then, I think we all knew we would have to bulk up our PC's to get the best out of it. The one thing that made a massive difference in speed for me was upgrading to a seagate perpendicular drive. I previously had the WD Caviar SE and in comparision with the seagate, it was very slow.

    Overall, I'm really pleased with it. Well worth the £109 price for OEM.

    Btw, i've not noticed a problem with Windows update on it. Works fine for me. :P

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Indeed, not had a problem with the updates - the new poker game they introduced in the updates has me hooked !!

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Well worth the £109 price for OEM.
    And that included your new hard drive to run it :P

    IF this new OS (with new server software) made mass configuration of our systems much easier then it would good - but I'll bet any money that in 3-4 years times people will still be here trying to work out why the desktop icon for Word 2009 disappears from desktops of pupils with Rs in their name on Tuesdays and Fridays :P

    Vista is 99% a money making thing for MS (and as a by-product hardware suppliers) and if you believe in technological and capitalist growth and sod the eco community then its a good thing

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Well it's good to see they overhauled the Windows 3.1 font installation dialog... not.

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    Re: Windows Vista follow-up likely [towards end of] 2009?

    Why can't they make a good Business OS, JUST for business, none of the fancy stuff, just a raw stable easy to install (via RIS) OS, like Win2000.

    An OS that is designed from scratch to be put onto a domain and have sufficent security out of the box to stop roaming profile bloat.

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