Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Oct 2006 21:01 UTC
Windows "Eventually, we're going to see Vista come out. Yes, I know, even at this late date, Vista is still getting unexpected delays - it was set to go to manufacturing Oct. 25, but it's not going to make it - but it is on its way. My question, though, is: What version will actually work for you come that day?"
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After using Vista RC2.....
by Phloptical on Tue 24th Oct 2006 23:51 UTC
Phloptical
Member since:
2006-10-10

The version for me will have to be Vista SP2. I'll wait for the majority of the bugs and security holes to be patched.

That said, I still haven't ran into anything in Vista that I can't do in XP. *nix like security aside. They should have called it XP-ME, because that's exactly what it is....no real reason to upgrade.

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RE: After using Vista RC2.....
by plague on Wed 25th Oct 2006 00:14 in reply to "After using Vista RC2....."
plague Member since:
2006-05-08

In my opinion, XP is pretty much for Win2000 like ME is for Win98.
So calling Vista XP-ME sounds like putting two crap systems into a blender and then glue it together as one system. which is probably not that far from reality anyways..

Win2000 is by far the best OS microsoft has done, it's been downhill since that.
Infact, I'd go so far and say that Win2000 is the _only_ OS ms has done that I think was actually good enough.

and yet, here I am running crapware xp.
i'm not gonna go vista tho, noooooo way.

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RE: After using Vista RC2.....
by twenex on Wed 25th Oct 2006 00:23 in reply to "After using Vista RC2....."
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

That said, I still haven't ran into anything in Vista that I can't do in XP. *nix like security aside. They should have called it XP-ME, because that's exactly what it is....no real reason to upgrade.

Perhaps they didn't want to call it "XP-ME" because invoking the name of *that* product to publicize a $100-$400-retail followup to XP would do more to cement, amongst the *general* population, their reputation as a bunch of swindling cock-up merchants than anything since DOS 4 or that a Sacred Alliance of Apple and all the Linux/BSD vendors could come up with, in marketing or technology, in a million years?

Or maybe I'm just cynical.

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