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Have you upgraded to Vista?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by gkd_uk, May 2, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Guest


    Has anyone upgraded to Microsoft Vista?

    I'm sticking with XP for a while :)

  2. melkior

    melkior Guest

    I've been using it since Beta. It runs quite well.
    But now I'm running Ubuntu Linux. I'll probably go for Vista in a month or so.
  3. Piotrek

    Piotrek Guest

    Ubuntu is very nice :) Which version do you use, Melkior? I have Edgy on my pc (dual boot).

    For both of the OS, I am cautious about new releases, they are usually very very bogus and the security is pretty much handicapped (on Windows).

    In my opinions after a while (few months of corrects) the systems will be ready to go for them, although it will probably take more time for Vista engineers to get it straight.

    If you have some screens, please share it with us here...
  4. melkior

    melkior Guest

    I use Ubuntu Satanic Edition. No, really I do. But it's only a joke! :D
    It's Edgy with some custom skins that made me laugh like crazy.
  5. Piotrek

    Piotrek Guest

    "Latest version (666.2)" - LOL

    This is why I love linux community!

    I downloaded gdm-login screens :D
  6. TeamPlayer

    TeamPlayer Guest

    I changed my computer to a Dell, which automatically included Windows Vista. had driver problems which are still not fully resolved though. The ISPs all seem to be blaming Microsoft for not getting things right prior to launch.
  7. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    I don't have faith in new software roll out, it come with haven being a PC suppor Engineer for many years in the past.
  8. Robocop

    Robocop New Member Webmaster

    I think i'l wait a while, I still remember getting caught out when I bought widows millenium not nowing the faults it had.

    Will stick with good old XP. If it aint broke don't fix it :)
  9. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Completely agree with Robocop, though I have the "free" Vista upgrade voucer, I will not use it.
  10. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Guest

    Millenium was rubish and did not last for long
  11. Bionic_Woman

    Bionic_Woman Guest

    I'm happy with what I have so I won't be upgrading.
  12. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Guest

    I think that is a good idea for now. Alot of users have said they may upgrade when Microsoft releases service pack 1 for Vista.

    Did you know that this is Microsofts last operating system? There will be no more operating systems after Vista.
  13. Bionic_Woman

    Bionic_Woman Guest

    Do you really think that will happen?
  14. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Guest

    Microsoft are going to start to focus on their other products like Windows Mobile and I heard they are developiong a piece of software similar to dreamweaver aswell. They will obviously continue with software like Office etc.
  15. melkior

    melkior Guest

    Actually Microsoft are developing a modular operating system based on a microkernel (unlike Windows) called Singularity.
    It's their hope to introduce it as a new industry standard.

    You see, when Windows crash they crash massively and you need to reboot your computer or even reinstall sometimes.
    Microkernel-based operating systems don't have this problem. The microkernel itself is the power behind the OS. Everything else works as a separate module. So when something crashes it's the module that's shutdown and restarted. No harm done to the rest of the OS.
    They are faster and more stable, but they never manged to get into mainstream. But MS has enough capital to do so.
    One of finished microkernel OSs is QNX. Check their website for more info.
    QNX is the only commercialy available real-time OS if I'm not mistaken.

    Microsoft is trying to create another one -- code name Singularity. It's only a microkernel for now and it's written in C# completely.

    The idea is you have multiple devices -- mobile phones, computers, multimedia TVs, PDAs and so on. They all have the necessary modules in their software and they work for themselves.
    But you also have a card with the microkernel itself. You plug it into any of these devices and they become full-featured computers. The microkernel recognizes the modules and by doing this it also recognizes the device it has been plugged into.
    So you carry your computer anywhere and just plug it in any device available.
    Combined with fast and huge memory it's bassicaly your computer on a keychain.
    Get the idea?

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