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  1. Guest

    I heard lot about the Windows Vista OS, but i am not confident which
    to go for, is Home edition good, Business version or the Ultimate
    version.... being professional as s/w engineer as for my home purpose
    which one will suite the most.
     
  2. Don Bowey

    Don Bowey Guest

    XP
     
  3. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Forget Vista.

    Install XP. It's MUCH better.

    Graham
     
  4. This seems to be the consensus. Probably at least wait until Vista is
    "fixed" with a service pack or two.

    Mark Z.
     
  5. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Pointless. That'll just make it slower still.

    Graham
     
  6. hexHead®

    hexHead® Guest

    you'd save a lot of time and effort by just going outside, opening
    your wallet and settings fire to 2 new $100 bills.

    don't even consider Vista if you're running XP and everything works.
     
  7. The first Vista service pack appears to be just a vehicle for features
    they've forgotten. It doesn't address the problems (mainly software
    compatibility) that people have been mentioning.

    I don't know if it'll make it slower, but it won't actually _fix_ anything.
     
  8. bz

    bz Guest

    I took Vista OFF this Dell Insprion 640 laptop and put XP pro on it.

    The department and university pays Microsoft for Site licencing so I can
    choose without worrying about cost.
    Microsoft is supposed to start shipping a NEW operating system sometime
    next year.

    I wish they would finish fixing one system before they start shipping
    another.
    I wish they didn't feel like they had to give things a 'face lift' and
    change file formats every few years.

    Microsoft, the company you love to hate.



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    bz

    please pardon my infinite ignorance, the set-of-things-I-do-not-know is an
    infinite set.

    remove ch100-5 to avoid spam trap
     
  9. mc

    mc Guest

    Forget Vista.

    I disagree with the consensus. Go for Vista Ultimate. What's wrong with
    it? Just that it's new?
     
  10. mc

    mc Guest


    Of course. DOS 1.0 was perfect, and then they ruined it. Right?
     
  11. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Any variant of unix or linux. If you must test your code, use VMWare.

    Mac OS x uses a UNIX backend, and you get the both of both worlds: pretty
    eye-candy desktop from Apple with bullet-proof UNIX engine under the hood.
    They come stock with a pretty hefty suite of developer tools too.
     
  12. I wish they would finish fixing one system before they start
    If they did, you'd have no motivation to buy the "perfect" new system.

    This applies to all software companies, not just Microsoft.
     
  13. Don Bowey

    Don Bowey Guest

    And........ It runs Windows natively.

    I just put Windows XP on my MacBook Pro, and it runs it as well and as fast
    as do my PCs. I installed it in a manner that allows me to switch between
    OSX and Windows without re-booting, so I can easily run the Windows
    applications for which there are no Mac equivalent; like the Streets and
    Trips map software. It's the best of both worlds.
     
  14. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Name something that Vista adds to your computing experience
    --y'know besides:
    Disk writes are slowed down to check for DRM.
    (Just what I'm looking for in an OS:
    It slows down while calling you a thief.)

    Ever-increasingly buggy product activation. (Again: THIEF.)

    Application incompatibility.

    My favorite one:
    "Playing Music Slows Vista's Network Performance"
    http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/08/21/1441240&mode=nested&threshold=5#20307333
    ..
    ..
    The reviews for Vista that don't blast its poor performance
    and resource gobbling have been pretty tepid.
    M$ dropped gobs of promised stuff
    to meet their WAY over-ambitious (for M$) schedule.

    The reviews for Leopard and Gutsy Gibbon
    have pretty much been glowing.
    Compare Apple's and Ubuntu's development cycles
    and you quickly see that M$ should be ashamed
    to have ever shoved their latest PoS out the door.

    Compare the prices as well.
     
  15. Dave

    Dave Guest

    I find that running within VMWare gives an added measure of security against
    crashes, Windows may cause the VMWare environment to crash but it will not
    take down the machine. How is yours set up to allow both to run
    concurrently? I am very curious.

    Dave S.
     
  16. Don Bowey

    Don Bowey Guest

    Software named Parallels is used to manage the Windows installation to
    enable it. I haven't looked into "how." The software Apple seems to be
    pushing for directing Windows installation, sets them up so you must boot
    one or the other.

    Once installed, I can, at my option, switch between the Systems with a
    keyclick (background is either XP or OSX), or go into a mode that makes
    everything transparent and enabling sharing the clipboard and moving between
    XP and OSX software. It also, seamlessly, manages printers, wireless
    access, etc.

    When I am "in" OSX I run the OSX version of Office, and when I am in XP it
    lets me run the OSX version of Office also.

    I haven't found a downside any of this, and now I find I have surplus
    application specific computers. For the future, this means less money going
    for application software.

    People who don't want to buy an Apple computer, need an equivalent to
    Parallels so they can run OSX, and leave Windows in the dust. OTOH, I like
    XP, so I'm no longer an Apple-only booster, but I still don't like Microsoft
    in general.
     
  17. bz

    bz Guest

    When I bought Level 3 basic for my TRS-80 from an unknown company named
    'Microsoft', I sent in the registration card expecting that they would keep
    me informed of problems and updates.
    They didn't.

    DOS 1.0 was a rip off of CPM. A poorly done rip off.

    None of their programs have been perfect. But rather than rewrite the
    software to FIX the problems while keeping the
    SAME 'look and feel' and keeping the same formats for files, most software
    vendors opt for making the interface look 'purty'.

    It doesn't have to work. It just has to look 'purty'. Extra Purty for XP.

    "Oh...that feature? It doesn't work quite right yet but go ahead and ship
    it out, we will fix it later, if someone complains."

    I have 9 computer on my desk. Several XP pros, a 2003 server, a mac mini, a
    power mac 9500/120, a red hat linux machine.

    Several of the machines are running other OS's under VMware. For example,
    on the linux machine I am running Windows NT4 in a virtual environment.

    On my laptop I can run dos, win3.1, win95, Vista, Plan9, WinNT4, WinXP pro,
    Win2k, Win2k3, Knoppix, and others, all under VMware, and often do when
    testing software.

    I USE computers and software to accomplish tasks. I like it when software
    'works'. I like it when it works the same way, day after day.

    I don't like it when a new version comes out, looks different, acts
    different and produces files that are formatted different because I know
    that my users are going to be getting or sending out files that other
    people can not access and I am going to need to help them fix these
    problems.

    I don't like it when a company (microsoft, for example) pushes their
    'standards' instead of following industry standards.

    I don't like it when they 'enhance' e-mail by defaulting their e-mail
    client to sending in html.

    I don't like it when they make their e-mail client EXECUTE programs (html,
    zip files, exe files) that it finds attached to an e-mail.

    I don't like it when they write their operating system, from the ground up,
    assuming that no one will inject invalid date into any data field.
    failing to check for buffer overflow.

    There are many things about microsoft that I don't like.

    No one is perfect. But Microsoft has take developing imperfections to new
    heights with their release of Vista. They fixed a lot of things but MOST of
    those were things that they could and should have fixed, years ago, before
    shipping Window 2.0






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    bz 73 de N5BZ k

    please pardon my infinite ignorance, the set-of-things-I-do-not-know is an
    infinite set.

    remove ch100-5 to avoid spam trap
     
  18. Smitty Two

    Smitty Two Guest

    William S., isn't this what you said you were waiting for, before you
    bought a mac? Now you can.
     
  19. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    If they traded the idiotic single button trackpad for an industry standard 2
    button variety I'd buy one of those. Yeah, I know, there's tricks to get
    around it, but I want my second button, just like *all* the competition
    provides.
     
  20. isw

    isw Guest

    If they traded the idiotic single button trackpad for an industry standard 2
    button variety I'd buy one of those. Yeah, I know, there's tricks to get
    around it, but I want my second button, just like *all* the competition
    provides.[/QUOTE]

    Haven't checked out the MacBooks, have you? They have a "two-finger"
    right-button emulation mode that's really sweet -- better than a "real"
    button because it's always right under your finger.

    Plus, of course, multi-button mouses (mice?) are readily available.

    Isaac
     
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