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Windows Vista

Postby jazdmarkets » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:14 am

Hi,

I am planning to buy a new Laptop. My old laptop has Windows XP. The new laptop will have window vista business. I have no Idea about Window Vista Business. Has anyone used it? How is it different from Windows XP? Any comments are welcome.
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Postby angienewton » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:38 pm

I can't help as I still have XP, no Vista in our house yet. Hope someone will be able to stop by and help.
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Postby lisamariemary » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:49 pm

I've got Vista on my laptop and XP on my desktop. There are some differences that are kind of funky when you're in the habit of going back and forth. It reminds me of my teen years, when I didn't have a car and I used my mom's and brother's cars - his was a stick and hers an automatic. Going back and forth made for some funny floor-slamming, frantic reaching for the invisible gear-shifter moments!! LOL

Anyhoo - as I'm not sure my explanations would be anywhere complete, I've found a couple of really good links with some great studies of the differences between the two.

One of them is actually the Windows site:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Window ... 11033.mspx

And here is the other one (I really like this one):
http://www.bentuser.com/article.aspx?ID=332&page=1

Good luck! :)
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Postby karynsolo » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:44 pm

I have Vista on my new laptop and I love it, BUT beware that if you do not get a laptop with enough memory you are not going to have it run well. Vista needs min 2 gigs ram to really run well, so when looking make sure your new system has at least that.

What I did was got an open box system at best buy, saved a bundle of money, then took mine up from 2 gigs ram to 3 and it runs beautiful.
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Postby CorpRebel » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:56 pm

Got my 2 new Dell notebooks last Tuesday. One has XPpro and the other has Vista Home Premium. I got the XP one because I know it (XP) pretty well after all these years and I needed a new notebook with a dependable operating system that can still use my older software.

I also got the Vista so I can familiarize myself with it. Had to. I bought my mom a new PC and it has Vista on it too so when she actually receives it in a couple of weeks I'm gonna have to fly out to SoCal and set it up for her.

Soooo .... I better learn how to use it FAST! :P

With all the bad press about Vista, one can be leery but since I've been using it for 5 days so far, it's really not too bad at all. It actually works with much of my older software (but not all), so I'm not gonna have to splurge and get new software which I thought I was gonna have to do.

Vista does things a bit differently, though. Mostly you just have to get used to it. But it's FAST.

But as Karyn mentioned previously, make sure that you have at least 2GB of RAM (memory)! I believe Vista allows you to use up to 4GB RAM.

AND a good graphics card if you will be doing media type stuff.

My 3 centz anyway ...

Have Fun & Good Luck!


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Postby Mel » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:43 am

I bought a Dell with Vista.... sold it. I hated it. It was slow even with plenty of memory but worse than that, it would not play well with my internet (satellite). I think in the 4 months that I owned it, it connected to the net twice and that was after calling tech support (both Dell and my sat people).

I sold it to a friend who has DSL internet, it works fine with the net but he says it's slow for him too and all he does is surf the net and check email.

I know eventually I'll have to upgrade, but I'm holding out as long as I can and also scoping out alternative operating systems while I wait.
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Postby tknoppe » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:58 am

My new laptop has Vista - no issues with it.
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Postby nar321 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:47 pm

There maybe almost as many opinions about Vista as there are users. There are real differences between Win XP and Vista. Some of it good, some of it bad and since Windows 7 isn't expected for a year or more and with XP slated (once again) to lose Microsoft Support. If you buy a new computer it will probably have Vista on it.

Depending on what you want to use the computer for, you could opt for Linux being installed by the OEM. Many computer users don't need to pay the "Microsoft Tax" and would be just as happy using Linux. Most users really don't care what the OS is as long as it is reliable and suits there needs.
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