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Are you going to get Vista?

Vista?  

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  1. 1. Are you going to upgrade?

    • Yes
      12
    • No
      18
    • Yes, Halo3 requires Vista...
      1
    • Yes, X requires Vista
      1
    • Not untill I have to...
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The last option. Since Windows is still the biggie OS, I assume I'll have to get it "someday..." :brows:

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No. WindowsXP works fine for me, why change?

O NOES! I need that uber video card that has DX10 and that other bloody nonsense.

Not really. I'm not some techno nerd that has the money to buy the latest new toy. Edited by Dark_Raven

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I'll have it in a week or two, Because that's what come on Dell laptops when you buy them now I guess.

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Our university will have Vista on all the computers on campus by the end of the month. I'll give in a whirl, but no way am I buying it in the forseeable future.

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Once they tie me up and place me in front of the firing squad unless I swear allegiance, I'm not likely to. Not for "gaming" or "media" reasons anyway. Using my computer for traditional media was/is an added bonus, not the purpose for which I got it. DRM can rot in hell for all I care :(

Since PC games are becoming increasingly rare (at least it appears so), dx10 is not a motivator. I need games, I'll go look for wii, ps3, whatever.

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Seems to me like it'll be like the inevitable step in everyone's life that is getting a job. You may postpone it and kid yourself all you want, but eventually you'll have to get around to it...

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Not until I have to, which may be never if I hold out until Vista's successor arrives, like I did when WinME came along. I'll play the wait and see game, and keep my eyes on reviews.

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My current box is doing just fine - has been for a couple of years yet - but it's too old to upgrade efficiently.

So, when I start to really feel the pain of having a two-generations-old gaming machine (I haven't bought a new game in a while), I'll be dropping the cash for a new rig. Might as well dive into Vista then, but I won't be upgrading any of my XP machines (my laptop, my wife's laptop, or my current game box).

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I already have it through my MSDN subscription. However, I am [i]not[/i] going to install it until SP1 comes out, and even then it'll be on a secondary partition.

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[quote name='Wistrik' post='743205' date='Jan 30 2007, 10:03 PM']Not until I have to, which may be never if I hold out until Vista's successor arrives, like I did when WinME came along. I'll play the wait and see game, and keep my eyes on reviews.[/quote]


Well, when WinME came out, Whistler was on the horizon. Whistler was the codename for Windows XP. I'm unaware of any other consumer operating system in development by Microsoft at the moment.

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Common tongue - no more mega releases ... they are not cost effective and the Open-Source model promises to offer commercial products a more steady and constant stream of income if followed correctly ...

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Not until I have to. There is nothing about Vista that seems like an obvious improvement over Windows XP. Hefty price included. The machine I am writing this on has been on for 93 days without a crash or a restart. It's Windows XP Pro SP2 Swedish.

I read an article today about a feature in Vista that's supposed to make it possible to update drivers and Vista specific libraries without having to reboot your computer. Vista had six updates today. Five of those needed you to restart your computer! Unbelievably bad! That, together with the insane system demands, the high price point for Vista, the unavoidable billions of bugs introduced with every new OS, the bad driver support, the DECREASE in game performance compared to XP, the non-existent DirectX 10 games, the ridiculously Nazi-like DRM system, the constant battle against pop-up warning windows, and so on and so forth.. really makes Vista seem like a huge disappointment and NOT something an ordinary computer user would need.

I really hope some clever coder manages to incorporate DirectX 10 features into Windows XP. Microsoft says it's impossible (naturally, since they want you to buy their new overpriced OS), but we won't know that until someone has at least tried.

I've never been so underwhelmed by a new OS before. And I even installed Windows ME on a computer once!

Check out this recent comparison (using both games and common applications) between XP and Vista:

[url="http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/01/29/xp-vs-vista/index.html"]http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/01/29/xp-...ista/index.html[/url] Edited by mkreku

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