Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Sep 2006 17:45 UTC
Windows Paul Thurrot (you know!) has published part 3 of his review of Vista RC1. This part focuses on upgrading to Vista from XP. "As with compatibility, the upgrade scenario appears to be another big win for Windows Vista. Granted, I've only upgraded one system. But it was a wonderfully real-world system, full of all kinds of crud. Yes, it's early yet: I will wait at least a few more days before declaring this a total victory; but so far so good."
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RE: Wow
by PJBonoVox on Mon 11th Sep 2006 18:49 UTC in reply to "Wow"
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Why must flamebait like this be posted? Can't we just have an adult discussion about the article? Please don't 'lol' at your own childish comments.

I for one am quite pleased. The tragic upgrade procedure from 98 to 2000 was understandable (although unacceptable) because the codebase completely changed, but I have upgraded machines from 2K to XP and this means I'll be able to do the same with Vista without hosing users files.

A fresh install is always the preferred option though and with the advent of USB disks/flash and DVD-RW it's so easy to reformat.

That goes for other OS's too-- It's not the hurdle that it used to be.

Edited 2006-09-11 18:50

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RE[2]: Wow
by sbenitezb on Mon 11th Sep 2006 19:10 in reply to "RE: Wow"
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"That goes for other OS's too-- It's not the hurdle that it used to be. "

If you only use Windows included programs it's ok. But when you have to install a multitude of other applications you end up in your seat for hours installing, configuring, adapting and then restoring files.

Don't compare Windows with other OS. I've upgraded 5 versions of Linux in a couple of years with just apt-get dist-upgrade and some tweaks. Windows could make it easier, but the problem is that registry thing. It's always the problem. I don't know why they haven't get rid of it yet.

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