Linked by Adam S on Tue 26th Aug 2008 14:55 UTC
Windows What makes this Vista article any different? The title provides a clue: it's as much about providing practical working solutions to resolve some of the commonly-quoted Vista annoyances as anything else. That in itself should give all Vista users a reason to read it. However it doesn't matter whether you use Vista or not, because this article does something that most of the others don't: it takes an objective and up-to-date look at the current state of Vista, with a range of facts, clear examples and informed opinions aimed squarely at debunking a lot of the myths and FUD we've been gagging on for the past year. So for those of you still considering whether to make the switch from XP, for those of you who want to abandon Vista and go back to XP, for those of you who used Vista a while ago and who are wondering whether it's worth using again now - this article puts things in perspective with the latest facts.
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My Issues
by MikeekiM on Tue 26th Aug 2008 20:29 UTC
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- I bought the business edition so that I wouldn't have installed:
Microsoft Media Player, Movie Maker, and Photo Gallery, and yet, there they are, un-installable!

( Microsoft, trying to INFLATE your software Usage stats? )

- I turned OFF indexing, yet Vista, behind my back, indexed the drive.
( What's the common meaning of OFF? Don't they know. )

- It runs Hotter then XP by up to 10 degrees.
- It runs like crap under VMWare unless it's got 1.6 Gig of memory.

But, it is prettier.
And, random loading of DLL's should help it's anti-virus protection.

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RE: My Issues
by modmans2ndcoming on Tue 26th Aug 2008 21:42 in reply to "My Issues"
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why did you turn off indexing?

People turn off crap in an OS that is designed to have it running and then complain about it not working right.

Indexing, once completed the first time does not kill your computer resources.

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RE[2]: My Issues
by dagw on Wed 27th Aug 2008 12:31 in reply to "RE: My Issues"
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why did you turn off indexing?

What difference does it make why he turned it off? If the OS offers the option to turn a feature off it should respect that and not turn the feature back on behind the users back.

He may have had a perfectly good reason or the reason might have been really bad, but that shouldn't matter. If you turn something off it should stay off and not try to second guess you.

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RE: My Issues
by Aeko on Wed 27th Aug 2008 08:10 in reply to "My Issues"
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- It runs Hotter then XP by up to 10 degrees.

Yesterday I read again about NVidia faulty chips and DELL laptops. I have a Vostro 1510, with this supposed faulty chip "that doesn't like hot temperatures". Few weeks ago I applied de DELL's bios patch, that, in other words, keeps lower the GPU temperature by using more often the fan (so, lowering the battery life if unplugged).

With XP, I have dual booting, I also noticed that doing the same tasks but GPU was cooler, even turning off the Aero theme.

So, you can imagine I've decided.

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