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Are you going to get Vista?


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Poll: Vista? (75 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you going to upgrade?

  1. Yes (12 votes [16.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

  2. No (18 votes [24.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.00%

  3. Yes, Halo3 requires Vista... (1 votes [1.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.33%

  4. Yes, X requires Vista (1 votes [1.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.33%

  5. Not untill I have to... (43 votes [57.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.33%

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My sense - from various sources - is that this is the last major OS to be released within this particular paradigm for MS.

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What does that mean in the common tounge ?

Anyway i'm not gonna bother upgrading unless it's inescapable.

Why don't more games come out on Linux, lazy coders.

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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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Games on Linux: MS - for all of the criticisms - continues to offer the most integrated cross-spectrum stable OS for hardware. Apple pales and Linux stutters in this regard ...

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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:

http://www.tomshardw...ista/index.html

Edited by mkreku, 31 January 2007 - 02:14 AM.


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Rumours are that Vista SP1 will be out toward the end of this year. I'll wait for SP2, and more hardware to be available that is optimised for the features of Vista.

Edited by Surreptishus, 31 January 2007 - 03:29 AM.


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

http://www.tomshardw...ista/index.html

No OpenGL support whatsoever?!? :wacko:

How do I change my vote from "not until I have to" to "no"? :)

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"Games on Linux: MS - for all of the criticisms - continues to offer the most integrated cross-spectrum stable OS for hardware. Apple pales and Linux stutters in this regard .."

Really, I heard the Unreal Tournament series on linux servers ran smoother, unfortunately not a single other game comes to mind that I could get for it. If the game choices were there I wouldn't mind the hassle of getting Linux to accept all my hardware, lesser of two evils.

"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."
Yeah, I love my electric bill too.

Edited by Gorgon, 31 January 2007 - 04:19 AM.


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If I do, at some point, I think it will only be on a single machine--assuming that would provide a function I just can't live without. DOS 6 and Win98se have earned that right, because they do certain things (okay, some games) better than my XP workhorse. But those are only used occasionally and were no sweat, since I already had the OS's and hardware lying around. If I have to do a major upgrade just to make it happy, not so much. Not worth it just for the sake of tinkering--not even for a single app. The OS itself isn't worth the cost, as the Home Premium and Basic versions offer very little more than XP--again, you've got to go Pro.

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Well, I am buying my new PC in piecemeal and I am starting with the OS. So, I will be buying Windows Vista, may the Gods of Computing help me! :wacko:

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No OpenGL support whatsoever?!? :wacko:

How do I change my vote from "not until I have to" to "no"? :)

There is an OpenGL library still, but it is implemented on top of DirectX, IIRC.

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Besides not being a part of Microsoft what does OpenGL have that is a advantage to games and gamers.

Edited by Sand, 31 January 2007 - 04:51 AM.


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I won't get it until I'm forced to do it. No point before that.

I'm running XP SP1 and it never crashes.

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Besides not being a part of Microsoft what does OpenGL have that is a advantage to games and gamers.

  • It is cross platform.
  • It is a stable and mature industry standard.


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What does cross platform have to do with PC games? It doesn't improve graphics, does it? Make the game run faster? As for stability I have found DirectX to be just as stable as OpenGL. So far I don't see much advantage over OpenGL for the typical PC gamer.

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I won't be upgrading my OS, and I'd counsel everyone to act accordingly; buy the new OS when you buy your next PC.

(Apparently it is a nightmare to setup a local network.)

Well, I am buying my new PC in piecemeal and I am starting with the OS. So, I will be buying Windows Vista, may the Gods of Computing help me! :o

You're buying the OS first? That's the craziest thing I've heard today.

What does cross platform have to do with PC games? It doesn't improve graphics, does it? Make the game run faster? As for stability I have found DirectX to be just as stable as OpenGL. So far I don't see much advantage over OpenGL for the typical PC gamer.

"Cross platform" means that PC games are not the only market; NwN was available for Linux users, for example.

OpenGL is just a different (read: incompatible) way of handling graphics. DirectX is a proprietary Microsoft Windows mechanism.

The advantage for OpenGL is that it doesn't lock the player into a single platform; if Microsoft decided to charge $50 for every game to licence DirectX you'd soon see the advantage of having a choice ...

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I don't own a full OS. I mean I got XP Home on my current computer but since it was a prebuilt I didn't have a disc. The only OS that I own on disc is Windows ME and well, that is buried somewhere in my closet. I figure the OS first because that is the backbone of the system. I need to get parts that works with the OS otherwise what would be the point?

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No. I have no reason to get it right now. My WinXP Pro and WinXP Media Center Edition work just fine on my systems. When the time comes that I build another PC than I may consider it, after the bugs have been worked out of Vista.

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No reason for me to upgrade currently. I daresay I'll get Vista when the need arises, so basically - "when I have to".

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I'm probably going to get (or, if I'm feeling brave, build) a new PC in a couple of months. So I guess I'll get it then. Hopefully that'll be long enough for most of the driver support issues to be resolved. From what I've read, I honestly expect to have more difficulties adapting to the new Office UI than I will with Vista.




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