Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 19:45 UTC
Windows So, I guess Apple set a trend three years ago when it announced the $29 pricing for Snow Leopard (insert patent joke here). Microsoft has just announced the upgrade pricing for Windows 8 Pro - and it's good. Every Windows XP, Vista, and 7 install, no matter the version, is eligible for an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro (download version) for just $39.99. The fine print: this offer only runs until January 31, 2013.
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RE[3]: Policy
by lucas_maximus on Wed 4th Jul 2012 10:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Policy"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Vista never was, and won't ever be fine.

It's still the same fat ass as on its first day.


Well it was the first attempt at decoupling the huge number of components in Windows.

Actually Window Vista service pack 2, has pretty much the same code as Windows Server 2008.

It still favors trashing your disk over getting actual work done, and minds his own business instead of doing what you tell it to.


What are you on about? None of this happens.

UI still... oh, I can't even talk about that.


It is pretty much Windows Classic with a black Skin.

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RE[4]: Policy
by Nico57 on Wed 4th Jul 2012 13:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Policy"
Nico57 Member since:
2006-12-18


"It still favors trashing your disk over getting actual work done, and minds his own business instead of doing what you tell it to.

What are you on about? None of this happens.
"
I've yet to see a single Vista computer that does not suffer performance problems. And dozens of them have passed through my hands.
Responsiveness is so bad that it makes your Core 2 Quad look like an Atom processor.


"UI still... oh, I can't even talk about that.

It is pretty much Windows Classic with a black Skin.
"
Sorry, I should have been more explicit.

There's nothing wrong with window decorations, that's just a matter of taste (though that stupid flashing progress bar really gets on my nerves).

But overall OS UI -- essentially control panels -- is a total crappy mess.

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RE[5]: Policy
by lucas_maximus on Wed 4th Jul 2012 14:00 in reply to "RE[4]: Policy"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Well I don't see the same performance problems, I been using Vista since RTM on a core 2 duo 1.2ghz ultra portable and 1GB of ram.

BTW, I run Visual Studio 2010 and Sql Server 2008 (developer version) and it might get a little laggy when alt-tabbing.

I also installed Vista on a 1.4ghz Athlon XP, with 1GB of ram and a Ati Rage 128 graphics card, works perfectly fine.

So I am sorry, either you have seriously mis-configured your hardware or you lying.

It isn't as slick as Win7, but it has been fine.

Edited 2012-07-04 14:02 UTC

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