View Full Version : Vista - anyone brave enough?
15th June 2008, 01:08 PM
About to get a new laptop, which only has Vista. Has anyone out there tried it? Anyone love it? I've heard it's painful?
16th June 2008, 08:19 AM
I haven't used Vista since one of the release candidates back in late 2006. I haven't got hardware up to the task of running Vista, and I have no compelling reason to do so. In any case, upgraded hardware is as likely to run Linux as Windows these days, except for one box I'm putting together to run a software defined radio. That one will run XP (most of the software radios are Windows based), as Vista has too many issues in this field.
12th July 2008, 10:34 AM
Well this is probably old now,
Have played with Vista on my sister's machine. It's pretty bad IMHO. The thing that irritates me the most is that you cannot buy XP as a non-oem edition anymore.
Great if Vista works, but my sister wants to install XP on her system now. She's had it with Vista.
I tried running linux as a media centre, and it's driving me nuts (does that disqualify me as a nerd lol). Works for months, but the tv card drivers for linux are really hacky. So wanted to install XP but can I find it anywhere? no. Going to try the swap meet this weekend.
Although as an indicator you're talking to someone who upgraded form Windows 2000 to XP only last year. Kinda figured once Vista came out XP would be reasonably stable. Of course I can't install XP form the same CD on two computers (GRR!).
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