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    Interesting Article on Groklaw about Vista

    One user describes his experience trying to burn a CD on a friends Vista PC.

    http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?s...70422083715451

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    Re: Interesting Article on Groklaw about Vista

    one of the few things that works on my Vista is the file copying onto cd.

    The rest crashes
    at lot
    for no good reason
    even if nothings running

    I miss XP, I'm so tempted to format the c: drive and reinstall XP, but damn it, I want to play the new Halo when it arrives!

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    Re: Interesting Article on Groklaw about Vista

    I've not tried burning anything in Vista yet, but I agree that everything else crashes a lot.

    Office 2007, which you'd think would have been designed to work best with Vista, crashes constantly.

    I just can't see any advantages in using it. Ok, it might have 3D bits in it but So can XP with the right add-ons, and you'll end up with a much more stable system.

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    Re: Interesting Article on Groklaw about Vista

    I got bored half way down the page, the first thing I did after installing Vista was to upgrade my version of Nero - [ after turning off UAC ]. No problems since then. There is also DeepBurner too which is free.
    I am sure they would have helped this person.

    Office 2007, which you'd think would have been designed to work best with Vista, crashes constantly.
    Not crashed once on my Vista box. Maybe I'm lucky !!

    My only complaint so far is that hardly any of my MMC snapins work. Still waiting for the Admin Pak....... ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

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    Re: Interesting Article on Groklaw about Vista

    Totally agree, Vista is a complete waste of time and money.
    There was nothing wrong with XP and why you need 1gb of ram for a nasty 3d scrolling window thingy is beyond me!

    For most people, there is no reason to get vista!

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    Re: Interesting Article on Groklaw about Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    Office 2007, which you'd think would have been designed to work best with Vista, crashes constantly.
    Not crashed once on my Vista box. Maybe I'm lucky !!

    My only complaint so far is that hardly any of my MMC snapins work. Still waiting for the Admin Pak....... ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz
    The main program in Office 2007 to crash constantly is Powerpoint. I would say that I manage to have it crash twice a day. Outlook also crashes randomly, maybe a couple of times a week.

    I hear you about the admin tools! That's why I maintain an XP laptop at the same time as my Vista desktop (which I am going to be switching to XP soon).

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    Re: Interesting Article on Groklaw about Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight
    For most people, there is no reason to get vista!
    Couldn't agree more; which is why my brand new laptop has XP. Personally the decision was swung by a firm belief in "Never get Version 1 of anything - especially Windows operating systems"

    It seems my scepticism has saved me again.

    Lin

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    Re: Interesting Article on Groklaw about Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight
    For most people, there is no reason to get vista!
    Couldn't agree more; which is why my brand new laptop has XP. Personally the decision was swung by a firm belief in "Never get Version 1 of anything - especially Windows operating systems"

    It seems my scepticism has saved me again.
    You and me both.. unfortunately there's far too many people out there who don't listen...

    The quote from the guy in the Observer recently in response to the alleged high number of Vista purchase, had to be the best though "Apparently there are more masochists out there than I expected" or something like that.. priceless.

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    Re: Interesting Article on Groklaw about Vista

    there's far too many people out there who don't listen
    Suspect a lot knew that rule or heard just fine, but some folk just have to be first with [pretty much anything].

    I've just changed from running 2K with a dual-boot XP (rarely used), to XP with a dual-boot Vista (rarely used). Would have kept 2K and replaced XP with Vista but it was a new box and I'll probably need dotNet 3.0 at some point.

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    Re: Interesting Article on Groklaw about Vista

    I'm sticking to what I've been telling people for the last year or so:

    - If you're buying a new PC, get a Mac.
    - If you're using an old PC, try Ubuntiu.

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    Re: Interesting Article on Groklaw about Vista

    oh heck.... not another PC v Mac debate..... run!!!!

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    Re: Interesting Article on Groklaw about Vista

    I see what the author of the article says about boot up times. However, this doesn't seem to affect all installs.

    I built a PC for a friend and she wanted TV / media on it so I put Vista on it. Not so long later, another member of her family bought an Acer laptop pre-installed with Vista. My custom build boots ready to use within a minute from power off. The laptop takes probably closer to 3 mins (brand new out the box, I set it up) before it starts accepting use.

    Both are Core2Duo ~1.8Ghz, gig ram, etc. I expect a laptop to be slower, but this takes the biscuit.

    Craig

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