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Anyone brave the "crowds" out today and pick up a copy.


Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:44 pm
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No but if I have money when it comes out I'll probably upgrade to Leopard... I probably should up my RAM to 2 GB first... From what I've seen Vista is a large improvement over XP but that ultimately depends on incompatibility issues and how much more of a memory hog it is.


Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:09 pm
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no im waiting on my dad to get a free copy


Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:25 pm
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i don´t plan on buying it ... but if i ever run across a copy, we´ll see if i deem it worthy to install


Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:53 pm
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well ive been running the beta for a few months now and i love it. it doesn't crash like xp does. just im not sure if i can use the upgrade version since i don't have a valid xp key running...stupid microsoft


Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:06 am
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I don't know what you are running with XP but I've never had it crash before...

Desktop, 2 laptops and who knows how many School and work Pc's I've used(most of those using hardcore apps)

Blue screened once only because my desktop CD/RW drivers when I upgraded from ME to XP weren't meant for XP. Simple fix.... But really what are you doing on XP to crash it?


Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:40 am
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libertymark wrote:
well ive been running the beta for a few months now and i love it. it doesn't crash like xp does. just im not sure if i can use the upgrade version since i don't have a valid xp key running...stupid microsoft

I've played with RC2 in a Virtual Machine a bit (so no aero) and it's interesting. Nothing that'd make me want to upgrade anytime soon. The upgraded security is of minimal value since I have a small Kubuntu box here running a NAT server and seriously have stuff locked down.

XP never crashes on me. I hung it up while trying to install an OS (I think it was Win 2000) in a virtual machine for testing, but other than that I've had it up this whole semester. That's really not that unusual.


Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:56 am
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East Buc & UMR wrote:
I don't know what you are running with XP but I've never had it crash before...

Desktop, 2 laptops and who knows how many School and work Pc's I've used(most of those using hardcore apps)

Blue screened once only because my desktop CD/RW drivers when I upgraded from ME to XP weren't meant for XP. Simple fix.... But really what are you doing on XP to crash it?

um i think it was the windows updates that got passed me and installed. mostly it was windows explorer.


Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:48 pm
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I can't tell you how many times control-alt-delete, end non-responding program didn't work or took forever to do. Yes, my laptop is on the very slow end related to XP so that probably had a little bit to do with it.

In the 20 months I have had my iMac there have been maybe 5-10 total times I've gone to force quit a program and it takes longer than one or two seconds. I'd also say about 90%+ of any freezes or unexpected quits are Safari-related. Recently I have had a few more spinning beach ball of death hangs on my Mac but that's mainly when I have a whole bunch of programs open* but they aren't nearly as annoying as they were on Windows. And generally when one program hangs it doesn't affect any of the other programs; they might run just slightly slower while the other program figures out what it's doing but at least my whole computer isn't unusable for that time.

*Safari is a perpetual memory hog.... Right now it has 300 MB of my 1 GB...


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well ubuntu uses 44% of my cpu at all times


Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:43 pm
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My cousin bought a new Compaq with vista, it is pretty cool but the looks and the way it runs is much like XP. Not really much difference but I will eventually get one. I want the Bill Gates special edition but it is like 600 dollars or something ridiculous.


Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:31 pm
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chad wrote:
I want the Bill Gates special edition but it is like 600 dollars or something ridiculous.

not really its more like 250 but its the upgrade only addition. the full version is 300 and the nonsignature is still 250.


Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:22 pm
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libertymark Posted on Feb 5 2007, 08:22 PM [not really its more like 250 but its the upgrade only addition. the full version is 300 and the nonsignature is still 250. ]

Your right, the Best Buy add was very misleading, thanks for the heads up.


Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:05 pm
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do they still have it, i looked earlier and couldn't find it


Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:00 pm
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I'll always have a soft for Vista... that was the answer to the first QuizBowl question I ever got in a competition....

The GUI looks nice. :)


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