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So...

how much am I going to hate Windows Vista when I inevitably have to replace my computer?

I've heard nothing but trash about Vista, and both the organization I work for and the huge software corporation currently working side by side with us still specify Windows XP on their computers. I hear that Dell is offering a "downgrade" to Windows XP on their new laptops.

All of this tells me that I should be very very dubious about going to Vista. Any thoughts, anyone?

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emeraldsedai
Dec. 17th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
Good to know.

How much of the trouble is just learning-curve, do you think, and how much truly bad design? I remember feeling quite flummoxed by one version of Windows that made radical changes, and of course, they all seem like second nature now.

Good to know one can still GET XP here and there. Sony, alas, is not one such provider, and I'm very interested in their laptops. What to do, what to do...
lamentables
Dec. 17th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
Well, the answer to my particular issues was that I needed to set it up so that we are always admin (or whatever) rather than ordinary users. Naturally it gets all nannying about this and tells you that you shouldn't routinely be able to do all these dangerous things like moving folders around. I think I also had to switch off some safety features because it was incessantly asking me if I was sure and if it could have permission to do stuff - it was driving me insane so of course I was okaying everything, making the checks useless.

After doing that, I haven't used it enough to make meaningful comments because it really is just a tv-substitute and storage device (and emergency backup that fortunately hasn't been needed as such).
emeraldsedai
Dec. 17th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
Thank you for the feedback. Very useful.

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