Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2007 21:01 UTC
In the News It does not happen every day that news related to computer technology - news we report on every day - makes its way to the headline news programs and newspapers here in my home country, The Netherlands. So when it does, I am usually on the edge of my seat, simply because it offers an interesting glimpse into how 'normal' people perceive our little world. The last few days, however, that casual interest has made way for something else - tooth gnashing irritation.
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RE[3]: Compatibility you say?
by snozzberry on Tue 11th Sep 2007 16:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Compatibility you say?"
snozzberry
Member since:
2005-11-14

What about the consumers, such as myself and Eugenia, that have spent hundreds of dollars on applications? Are we cheap asses too? And this software is not 20 years old. Sorry, but your over generalizations just don't hold water.


They aren't generalizations, they're brackets. Pro apps are for people who consider PCs replaceable hardware, not investments. Mac owners are oftentimes the slowest to figure this out, and as someone who upgraded a Mac to keep it current for NINE YEARS, I speak with some authority here. TCO is an important issue for personal owners. For businessmen, commodity hardware is the paradigm.

Look, I'm no MS fanboy, but this sort of crap is getting ridiculous. I have actively used Vista on a number of hardware platforms (Intel, AMD/Via, AMD/nVidia, AMD/ATI) and not had any of the stability troubles you speak of. Ever.

Awesome, sounds good! Let me know where I can get Vegas, Tracktion, Reason, Office 2003 or 2007 and Creative Suite 3 for Linux.


The differences between OpenOffice and Office are in many cases hairsplitting. The rest of these apps I'm in complete agreement with -- except that WINE is achieving its goal of closing the API gaps. QuickTime 7 runs more efficiently under WINE on my laptop than it does under XP.

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Jack Burton Member since:
2005-07-06

"Look, I'm no MS fanboy, but this sort of crap is getting ridiculous. I have actively used Vista on a number of hardware platforms (Intel, AMD/Via, AMD/nVidia, AMD/ATI) and not had any of the stability troubles you speak of. Ever. "

"I", that's the key of your sentence. The fact that you never encountered any of these problems doesn't mean other people did.
I've seen only 2 installations of Vista, and both had issues: i.e. my boss bought a HP laptop with Vista Home preinstalled, and every time he runs or copy something from the local lan, he gets a blue screen of death.
Not really nice ;)

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RE[5]: Compatibility you say?
by polaris20 on Wed 12th Sep 2007 14:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Compatibility you say?"
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

"I", that's the key of your sentence. The fact that you never encountered any of these problems doesn't mean other people did.
I've seen only 2 installations of Vista, and both had issues: i.e. my boss bought a HP laptop with Vista Home preinstalled, and every time he runs or copy something from the local lan, he gets a blue screen of death.
Not really nice ;)


My experience with Vista still far exceeds what you've seen then. But I see where your going with this. I guess I am just lucky. ;)

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