Are you going to switch to Vista?


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Jan pointed me to this article on Neowin.net. Apparently Windows XP will be getting a 5 month extension; instead of being axed on Jan. 31, 2008 Microsoft will continue selling Windows XP until June 30, 2008 thanks to successful lobbying by large PC manufacturers.

This is good news for me, and I'm sure a lot of other people. I have absolutely NO plans on upgrading to Vista. I feel like there will be nothing but headaches at the expense of computer resources. All for what? "Mac-inspired" graphics.

Are you going to upgrade?

This post was edited by Erik on 9/28/2007 11:15 AM
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NO for me.

Also note...
For those buying new computers from OEMs, it is possible to have windows xp pre-installed, if you ask for it.
This post was edited by Jan on 9/28/2007 11:21 AM
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I suppose I will eventually, but not in the near future. I really am not looking forward to a slower computer...
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I don't get this luddite attitude. I can understand not upgrading if you don't have to. But if you're looking to buy a new computer then I think people SHOULD be getting Vista. Otherwise the technology won't be improved and moved forward. At its core Vista is certainly better than XP, I think everyone agrees with that. It's just some of the annoying growing pains that are causing difficulties right now. Stalling the progress of the platform will only delay the time by which those growing pains are resolved. Or maybe speed them up, in which case continue the boycott.

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I think the Vista backlash is a common sentiment in the marketplace, echoed by the extension to Windows XP and the new OEM downgrade option. I commend consumers for instead of blindly adopting the "new" Windows, they are questioning its worth. Is it better? Does it improve my life in some way? At what cost?

How can you blame consumers for their choice on what to buy? In the free market, isn't the onus on the manufacturer to make something people actually WANT to buy?

I'm not a MS hater. I love Windows XP, and was happy to upgrade back in the day. However, I did skip the ME, 98 generations and that suited me just fine.

This post was edited by Erik on 9/28/2007 1:37 PM
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And you know where those "Mac inspired graphics" came from? Open source GUI's like KDE and GNOME. I probably won't update anytime soon because our family's computer's aren't good enough, and we have a install of XP that we already use if we need to put Window's on something. One of our computer's hasn't been updated from 2000 and it is the second fastest in the house. The only reason I'll get Vista is if I buy a computer that already has it installed.
This post was edited by dialupinternetuser on 9/29/2007 1:22 PM
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Vista?  Nope and if I end up buying a new computer with Vista on it, I'll wipe it out and load something else.  On all my home PCs, I run Linux (Ubuntu currently, previous SuSE & before that Red Hat).  I'll admit to having an XP partition for gaming on my home desktop.  But with CodeWeaver's now having support for TF2 in the latest version of Crossover; I don't know how much longer I'll be keeping that partition.
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There isn't an very much in Vista which compels me to go out and buy it. ReadyBoost looks very cool but they dropped two of the the features I was closely watching, WinFS and the new shell (MSH or Monad).

Most of what was upgraded in Vista is shiny stuff I'll turn off by default. I'm using XP at the moment, but It looks just like Windows 2000 / 98 because that's what gives me the most screen real-estate for the content I actually want to view. The ribbon UI in Office is another example of how Microsoft were busy wasting screen real-estate when they should have been creating a resolution independent UI.

Overall I feel that people are finally seeing Microsoft for what they are, a bunch of pigeonholers.
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Well to weigh in on this matter: I'm not gonna switch to vista because Microsoft screwed me over on my vista upgrade. I bought XP with a computer back in December, and they assured me that because I got it then that I would get a free version of Vista. When it came out the store and MS shunted me back and forth never answering my questions for ages, until finally I got the order form out of the store. When I contacted MS to send it in I was informed that it was too late, and I had missed my chance... There was only a few months in which you could get your free vista upgrade, in which time MS and the store had both given me totally incorrect information, and at no point told me about this time limit.

Having used Vista of friends machines I see no features that I particularly want. The only reason I was gonna get it in the first place with the DirectX 10 support.

On the Ribbon thing in MS Office, I totally support the change. I love the ribbon, much more intuitive and better organized then the old toolbars. I find it doesn't take up too much screen real estate, whether it be on 1024x768 on my laptop or on my 22" or 19" wide screen LCDs at home.

I run XP on all my computers at home, but I was running Fedora for a long time before that... I'm planning on switching my server computer over to linux if I can find somewhere else to host some work stuff, but otherwise too many of my programs for work are windows only and really finnicky apps so I don't want to restle with getting them working in Linux, at least not unless I'm getting paid for my time.
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well after reading that there will be no support for winXP after 2009 unless you pay for it or have business liscences of some kind, I will have vista x64 installed with my next PC...

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