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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Windows Vista?

I have been shopping good laptops for about a week now, (medium capactiy computers mostly) and I have seen a lot of them with Vista Prem. or Vista Basic and honestly Im kind worried about buying a laptop with it. I cant find ONE SINGLE POSITIVE THING about Vista. Especially on laptops. Does anybody have some insight on why this is? Am I better off just looking for laptops without it?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 04:25 PM
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Maybe if you searched the computer/gaming section you'd find your answer.

Google it as well. For just a basic user, it is fine though.

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you can still order all Dell's with XP on it.

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Maybe if you searched the computer/gaming section you'd find your answer.

Google it as well. For just a basic user, it is fine though.
As an IT support person, for a living, I run Vista Business on my laptop, and I've yet to have one problem with anything I've done. Including supporting about 10-20 small businesses in all different environments.

There's nothing wrong with Vista, as long as your hardware and software is 100 percent compatible.

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Would you happen to know what applications Vista Premium comes with? The laptop Im looking at is 1.7Ghz 1024MB DDR2 and then 80GB as well. I repeatedly keep finding reviews that say that Vista grinds down the processing time on applications too.

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As an IT support person, for a living, I run Vista Business on my laptop, and I've yet to have one problem with anything I've done. Including supporting about 10-20 small businesses in all different environments.

There's nothing wrong with Vista, as long as your hardware and software is 100 percent compatible.
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There's nothing wrong with Vista, as long as your hardware and software is 100 percent compatible.
Yeah, that's why I threw in the last sentence before posting. It seems people who are not trying to do crazy stuff are doing alright with it. *I* personally have read too many bad things from...say...a...gaming perspective. As far as Cisco IPT goes I'm going to hafta do a full system upgrade in order to support the IP Communicator that's compatible with Vista.

Any way, a little off track there ranting. I think it is important for the original OP to do research on tech sites or at least the tech area on this forum. My wife's Aunt who know very little about PCs loves Vista, but most people who know a lot are not big fans *yet*. So...depending on the type of user you are, what you're trying to do and your opinion on what is and is not good with Vista should drive your decision.

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my main concern is being able to watch real-time live streaming camera feeds. It's so that I can attend a lot more out of state auctions through my laptop while im at work. That's why I was worried that Vista might slow the comp down as a whole.
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Vista is fine, I just sucked it up and put it on my desktop that I built about 2 years ago... I was worried but everything works great , I had three drivers that were in question right after I got it installed but vista found all three drivers for me and installed them

Key with vista is having plenty of memory, at the minimum have 1gig, I would recomend 2gigs...

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you can still order all Dell's with XP on it.
dual-core pentium ftw! not.

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Would you happen to know what applications Vista Premium comes with? The laptop Im looking at is 1.7Ghz 1024MB DDR2 and then 80GB as well. I repeatedly keep finding reviews that say that Vista grinds down the processing time on applications too.
I wouldn't really grade processing power by Ghz these days, simply because in a dual core the load is split, and plus, intel's core 2 duo will slow itself down in order to save battery power along with a few other nifty tricks that are going to affect the output of the processor.

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Another cool thing about vista is that you can use the built in speech recognition. I'm posting this reply using the built in speech recognition and it really does work!


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i hated vista.

i put it on my laptop when it first came out.

and this wasn't a bone laptop. more mem, decent processor.

and while i was running vista, my cpu usage was NEVER below 50%

and no, i never ran extensive programs. granted, this was vista ultimate though

but i would say go with XP Pro, or XPMC. and DO NOT get a dell.

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