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Re: New computer,New programs,Old Dog [Re: dabunk] #263908
01/22/08 11:42 AM
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In my experience a computer with 1gb RAM will run Vista like a dog, if at all. 2gb is barely enough. The norm in the UK for Vista machines is now 4gb. Put XP on one of those machines and it'll go into orbit.

You and I are of comparable age, Elbert, and I don't feel in any way that resisting a pervasive marketing venture like Vista as making me feel old. Any more than using a 30-years old lens on my camera. In both cases I look at what's best NOW, and in computer operating systems (PC style) that's certainly NOT Vista.

Re: New computer,New programs,Old Dog [Re: ] #263917
01/22/08 01:04 PM
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I'm a 30 something gen-x and i built computers. Vista could easily be the most annoying operating system Microsoft has ever produced unless you own a lighting fast $3000 computer

Re: New computer,New programs,Old Dog [Re: Pair'O Dice Lost] #263929
01/22/08 02:40 PM
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Here's my Vista story:

We had an Vista computer (Dell Laptop) and have been trying it for 9 months, thinking: "You'll get used to it... eventually" - NOT. Kept crashing on stand by, starting up took an eternity, my favorite programs wouldn't work (Nokia Suite, Euroglot, Mailwasher, Outlook Express doesn't exist - replaced that by Thunderbird, EZ-Back Up, Media Player Classic, had to change the standard user to admin for every Firefox upgrade and there was more that I can't remember right now), hardware doesn't work properly and that annoying UAC that kept switching itself back to "on" every time I had disabled it.

Then Vista wouldn't start up properly anymore, and started repairing during startup till one day it finally permanently crashed (remember, no backup due to no EZ-Back Up software), and that was it! Back to XP!! That was the happiest moment for this computer; everything on the computer that didn't work before magically started to work: The mouse functions, the built-in wireless network connection (we had to buy a USB device because it wouldn't work), the standby function when closing the lap top and the speed... it looked like the computer was struck by lightning! (1.73GHZ Intel processor and 1GB RAM).

When Vista ever becomes the standard, I will seriously consider a Dell with Linux Ubuntu or Apple (that new MacBook Air looks very sexy to me) - definitely no more Vista for me, ever!


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Re: New computer,New programs,Old Dog [Re: ] #264550
01/26/08 03:53 PM
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go back to xp!

Re: New computer,New programs,Old Dog [Re: vienna sausages] #264558
01/26/08 05:33 PM
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I've bought the Edsel of computer programs :-(


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Re: New computer,New programs,Old Dog [Re: elbert] #264564
01/26/08 06:07 PM
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Elberg, look on the bright side. How much are those Edsel's worth now! Put it in your will and 50 years from now it will a classic!
GO XP!


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Re: New computer,New programs,Old Dog [Re: azbob] #264568
01/26/08 06:13 PM
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Elberg has a nice ring to it! (just poking fun azbob, fat fingers I know)


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Re: New computer,New programs,Old Dog [Re: PalapaBob] #264607
01/27/08 10:42 AM
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With a name like Elbert you can't be sensitive about variations.
Just from the advice alone I would change to XP but I'm still with it and other than everything being unfamiliar . I'm not having any real problems ....yet


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Re: New computer,New programs,Old Dog [Re: elbert] #264613
01/27/08 12:35 PM
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"IF IT AINT BROKE - DON'T FIX IT!"

Re: New computer,New programs,Old Dog [Re: snowbird6858] #264614
01/27/08 12:37 PM
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