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Which version of Windows Vista do you own?

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j-mart
j-mart

Read the EULA - you don't really own it

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

:D Hmm it says here I've agreed that MS can use my machine and data for their own commercial benefit. Next time I'm not clicking the I agree button... :p

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

because I wanted a proper OS version without too much cruft. Got mine fully installed (full version not that OEM crap) by a custom builder outfit. Box is a quad Xeon. I'd had a look in the shops but all their installations were OEM home premium, damn waste of money that is. There again some of them only had a gig of ram and 256 Video card, so ultimate would have died on it's arse anyway, if they left all the features on.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

Freaking damn hard to find, too. OEM, but I will be purchasing a straight-up OS disc. Came with a driver disc, as I special ordered the lappie and requested a drivers disk. I do plan to redo from scratch when it starts acting corrupt. Outside needing a video driver update it hasn't given me a lick of trouble. Getting used to some of the features that aren't has been my pita with Vista. Selected specs: 2.50 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo 3072 Megabytes Installed Memory NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M [Display adapter] Bus Clock: 200 megahertz edit: I do note that they've made Freecell easier to win.

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

and at work I use Vista business. I just don't like the retail outlet off the shelf stuff, except for a budget appliance buy, so I went to a customise and build vendor. Quad Xeon, 3 gig of ram, two network cards, 8 USB 2.0, 4 internal and 4 external SATA, one IDE. Nice box, should last me a while, though I think I went a bit cheap on the video card. as I'm a mere 4.5 on that, everything else is 5.9. Thinking about more ram now, then dual booting with a 64 bit linux distro.... Maybe I'll pick up a better video card and another hard drive at the same time. Work box is a portable, trying to get the boss to authorise me an extra gig to bump that up to three as well. That's a compaq nw8440, most of it's problems are down to our IS boys trying to cope with a mixed vista / XP environment, and locking down the enterprise av (McCrapee), so I can't configure it to suit my working pattern.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

Hate those durn glossy screens. Can't figure out why users go for those. Really limits where you can work, seems to me.

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

I like everything about this laptop except the lid. Huh ? :p

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

in this laptop. Related to getting Vista Business, and a non-glare screen. Finally found a small shop that caters to businesses that would special order something for me. After finding them, it was a matter of who would provide a 17" non-glare screen. Of four manufacturers with whom they do business, only HP would. Haven't had it very long, and still need to clean the HP software off of it. Wouldn't have gone here if I hadn't needed it for work. Have to teach it this semester and driving all the way to campus just to use the office machine isn't on my list of favorite things to do. Not to mention it's closed during my favorite working hours...

Cinnester
Cinnester

So many things don't work and I've had to get all-new software and hardware. it is an unmitigated disaster. If I had to do it all over again. It would not happen. I was given a 32-bit operating system on a 64-bit machine. programs did not install, the printer did not work and the program immediately began halting the execution of applications (and it still does) then would only allow the application to terminate. My new printer, which I bought because the old printer would not work, only prints from a browser, and very badly. I have no idea how MS thinks that they will eventually win the customer over. No one I know in IT will touch Vista. I never thought MS could create something worse than ME, but they did by a very wide margin.

magic8ball
magic8ball

My laptop that I bought earlier this year has Home Premium and the new desktop I built has Ultimate as I received a copy at the server 2008 launch event in my area. I also like Jaquis option for none as most of my other computers run some version of Linux.

Jaqui
Jaqui

a none is needed, not just for us Linux only types, but for the "won't buy Vista until forced to" types also.

zlitocook
zlitocook

I got it cheap because I am a MS reseller and pro distrubiter. I am still not a fan of this O/S because it is like the fast distros of the other MS O/S. They put out a O/S and expect every one to install and use it with out ever testing it in the real world. I have helped seven or eight customers with ether using or upgraging to XP or Vista. One of the first problems are connecting to the internet, the next problem is their stuff like cameras, printers and other things like phones. If a user can not do some thing easy the first time they dislike the whole thing at first.

v-9suniy
v-9suniy

give it a try...its not some thing u will like at the very first go...bt Im sure u will start to like it by the end of first week...or atleast thats what i hope ... From a users point it is very pleasing on eye and easy use ie some one who is new to OS...else it takes time getting use to each explanation that it throws at u.. Btw ive got ultimate 64bit

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

That [b]Are Not[/b] Vista Compatible I can say in all honesty I couldn't live with Vista for a Day let alone a week and still have a Business left worth anything. I'm still supporting some 98 Boxes that are running applications that have not been rewritten to work with XP let alone Vista. So I'd agree there needs to be a [b]None[/b] option. Col

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

The guys I bought my box off, didn't provide it as an option, so I asumed it was because they'd lose money on the install and setup, which is 'free'.

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