Linked by Smith Johnson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:22 UTC
Windows According to at least one blogger, Microsoft should abandon Vista before it's too late. It would appear he's not alone in this opinion, as Microsoft has begun allowing users to downgrade back to XP. Amongst the reasons? Poor sales figures and shoddy Vista "Extras".
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RE[2]: Ditch Vista?
by KenJackson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Ditch Vista?"
KenJackson
Member since:
2005-07-18

Vista is designed for large RAM machines (over 1 GB main system RAM).

This is true, but that's a design decision that has been part of the modus operandi that has made Microsoft rich.

This is how it works. A new version of Widows comes out with fanfare and dancing icons. Most people want to stay abreast, so they buy an upgrade copy of Windows and upgrade their PC. But the new version is always designed to perform poorly on older hardware, so everyone suddenly notices how old and outdated there PC is and so they go buy a new PC, including another copy of the new version of Windows.

They just bought a copy of the new version of Windows for themselves, so why do they need to buy another copy? Because Microsoft say so. The decision to design for large RAM machines doubles their income in many cases.

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RE[3]: Ditch Vista?
by raver31 on Thu 27th Sep 2007 19:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Ditch Vista?"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

When did Microsoft start selling computer hardware for upgrades ?

I will let them sell me a mouse, or a keyboard, but I have never seen a Microsoft Processor or Microsoft Memory ?

Where can I get a pricelist for these please ?

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RE[4]: Ditch Vista?
by KenJackson on Thu 27th Sep 2007 20:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Ditch Vista?"
KenJackson Member since:
2005-07-18

When did Microsoft start selling computer hardware for upgrades ?

Reread what I wrote. Until recently, Microsoft received some money from virtually every PC sold in the US if not the world, regardless of who made it or sold it. Only recently has anyone been able to buy a PC without buying a new Windows license--whether they used it or not.

But you knew that, so why harass me about it?

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RE[3]: Ditch Vista?
by BluenoseJake on Thu 27th Sep 2007 23:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Ditch Vista?"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

"A new version of Widows comes out with fanfare and dancing icons. Most people want to stay abreast, so they buy an upgrade copy of Windows and upgrade their PC. But the new version is always designed to perform poorly on older hardware, so everyone suddenly notices how old and outdated there PC is and so they go buy a new PC, including another copy of the new version of Windows. "

Most people get Windows with a new PC anyway. Most of the normal users I know who have upgraded Windows have "borrowed" the new version from work or a friend. Then they complain about how it runs and they buy a new PC, or go back to what they had. I don't know if that's true everywhere, but it seems pretty common.

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