Impressed with Vista

Posted: 01-19-2009, 09:59 AM
I recently replaced my 5 year old laptop (Dell with XP)after the video card
died.
Given that I was more than happy with XP, I was tempted to replace it with
another machine with XP, but decided to try Vista. ( with the thought of
installing XP if I was unhappy with my choice.)

Bought a HP laptop off the shelf pre-loaded with Vista Home PremiumSP1 32bit
.. Intel® CoreT2 Duo Mobile Processor P8600 at 2.4GHz with 4GB ram.
It's brilliant. Can't fault it so far. Much faster with everything. Easy to
use.

Doubtless, that has much to do with the increased hardware specs on the new
machine, but then that's been the case with each new system I've bought over
the years. ( I wonder what the next one will be in 3 or 4 years time -
20Ghz, 50Gb of Ram?????)

The cost? = about 50% of what I paid for the last one 5 years ago : )


Anther very happy customer.


Diggerop




Impressed with Vista


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Mike Hall - MVP
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Re: Impressed with Vista
Posted: 01-19-2009, 12:24 PM
"diggerop" <toobusy@themoment> wrote in message
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>I recently replaced my 5 year old laptop (Dell with XP)after the video card
>died.
> Given that I was more than happy with XP, I was tempted to replace it with
> another machine with XP, but decided to try Vista. ( with the thought of
> installing XP if I was unhappy with my choice.)
>
> Bought a HP laptop off the shelf pre-loaded with Vista Home PremiumSP1
> 32bit . Intel® CoreT2 Duo Mobile Processor P8600 at 2.4GHz with 4GB ram.
> It's brilliant. Can't fault it so far. Much faster with everything. Easy
> to use.
>
> Doubtless, that has much to do with the increased hardware specs on the
> new machine, but then that's been the case with each new system I've
> bought over the years. ( I wonder what the next one will be in 3 or 4
> years time - 20Ghz, 50Gb of Ram?????)
>
> The cost? = about 50% of what I paid for the last one 5 years ago : )
>
>
> Anther very happy customer.
>
>
> Diggerop
>
>
>
>

Once Vista is up and running, it is a pleasure to use. On a single core
system like mine, booting takes a little longer than I would like though..


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Gregg Fowler
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Re: Impressed with Vista
Posted: 01-19-2009, 01:07 PM


"diggerop" <toobusy@themoment> wrote in message
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> I recently replaced my 5 year old laptop (Dell with XP)after the video
> card died.
> Given that I was more than happy with XP, I was tempted to replace it with
> another machine with XP, but decided to try Vista. ( with the thought of
> installing XP if I was unhappy with my choice.)
>
> Bought a HP laptop off the shelf pre-loaded with Vista Home PremiumSP1
> 32bit . Intel® CoreT2 Duo Mobile Processor P8600 at 2.4GHz with 4GB ram.
> It's brilliant. Can't fault it so far. Much faster with everything. Easy
> to use.
>
> Doubtless, that has much to do with the increased hardware specs on the
> new machine, but then that's been the case with each new system I've
> bought over the years. ( I wonder what the next one will be in 3 or 4
> years time - 20Ghz, 50Gb of Ram?????)
>
> The cost? = about 50% of what I paid for the last one 5 years ago : )
>
>
> Anther very happy customer.
>
>
> Diggerop
>
I too am very impressed with my recent venture into Vista. I have been
computer shopping for about three years and finally bought a Gateway with
8gb memory and a 2.3mgz Core 2 Quad. I built most of my computers before and
work in an IT environment that is still for the most part XP Pro. I also
spent much of my time at home in Linux distributions of various flavors. I
also spent much time in groups that always knocked Vista. I am the type of
person that really doesn't usually splurge and not a big consumer. That
being said I eventually just had to try. I thought that I might dual boot
with Linux or install XP if I didn't like Vista, but I love it. Yes, it is
not gentle on resources, but memory and processor power is a fraction of
what it used to be. I thought to myself that wow back when I worked at Dell
my memory would have cost $8,000 dollars and the system itself was just
under $800.00. Well, if you add the Ultimate upgrade that is on the way,
never mind..... Still, I am very impressed. I do a lot of photo editing and
manipulation and it screams. The interface is a joy to work with. I thought
I would find all of the Vista "protection" warnings bothersome, but really I
click through quickly and it is not a bother. Configuration is a joy. I
still find the start menu takes some getting used to, but its workable. I
can't say I was a person that was anti-Vista before, but I was definitely
associated with the "crowd". I have to say that I am truly amazed and glad I
took the plunge.

Gregg Fowler
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Re: Impressed with Vista
Posted: 01-19-2009, 01:15 PM

"Gregg Fowler" <saneearth@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> "diggerop" <toobusy@themoment> wrote in message
> news:uOcDWyheJHA.1268@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> I recently replaced my 5 year old laptop (Dell with XP)after the video
>> card died.
>> Given that I was more than happy with XP, I was tempted to replace it
>> with another machine with XP, but decided to try Vista. ( with the
>> thought of installing XP if I was unhappy with my choice.)
>>
>> Bought a HP laptop off the shelf pre-loaded with Vista Home PremiumSP1
>> 32bit . Intel® CoreT2 Duo Mobile Processor P8600 at 2.4GHz with 4GB ram.
>> It's brilliant. Can't fault it so far. Much faster with everything. Easy
>> to use.
>>
>> Doubtless, that has much to do with the increased hardware specs on the
>> new machine, but then that's been the case with each new system I've
>> bought over the years. ( I wonder what the next one will be in 3 or 4
>> years time - 20Ghz, 50Gb of Ram?????)
>>
>> The cost? = about 50% of what I paid for the last one 5 years ago : )
>>
>>
>> Anther very happy customer.
>>
>>
>> Diggerop
>>
>
> I too am very impressed with my recent venture into Vista. I have been
> computer shopping for about three years and finally bought a Gateway with
> 8gb memory and a 2.3mgz Core 2 Quad. I built most of my computers before
> and work in an IT environment that is still for the most part XP Pro. I
> also spent much of my time at home in Linux distributions of various
> flavors. I also spent much time in groups that always knocked Vista. I am
> the type of person that really doesn't usually splurge and not a big
> consumer. That being said I eventually just had to try. I thought that I
> might dual boot with Linux or install XP if I didn't like Vista, but I
> love it. Yes, it is not gentle on resources, but memory and processor
> power is a fraction of what it used to be. I thought to myself that wow
> back when I worked at Dell my memory would have cost $8,000 dollars and
> the system itself was just under $800.00. Well, if you add the Ultimate
> upgrade that is on the way, never mind..... Still, I am very impressed. I
> do a lot of photo editing and manipulation and it screams. The interface
> is a joy to work with. I thought I would find all of the Vista
> "protection" warnings bothersome, but really I click through quickly and
> it is not a bother. Configuration is a joy. I still find the start menu
> takes some getting used to, but its workable. I can't say I was a person
> that was anti-Vista before, but I was definitely associated with the
> "crowd". I have to say that I am truly amazed and glad I took the plunge.
Guess I meant 2.3 GHz processor. See where I am coming from?

Tom Allen
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Re: Impressed with Vista
Posted: 01-19-2009, 01:16 PM

"diggerop" <toobusy@themoment> wrote in message
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>I recently replaced my 5 year old laptop (Dell with XP)after the video
>card died.
> Given that I was more than happy with XP, I was tempted to replace it
> with another machine with XP, but decided to try Vista. ( with the
> thought of installing XP if I was unhappy with my choice.)
>
> Bought a HP laptop off the shelf pre-loaded with Vista Home PremiumSP1
> 32bit . Intel® CoreT2 Duo Mobile Processor P8600 at 2.4GHz with 4GB
> ram.
> It's brilliant. Can't fault it so far. Much faster with everything.
> Easy to use.
>
> Doubtless, that has much to do with the increased hardware specs on
> the new machine, but then that's been the case with each new system
> I've bought over the years. ( I wonder what the next one will be in 3
> or 4 years time - 20Ghz, 50Gb of Ram?????)
>
> The cost? = about 50% of what I paid for the last one 5 years ago : )
>
> Anther very happy customer.
> >
> Diggerop
Pretty much my philosophy - when it's new computer time upgrade the spec
appropriately and have the current Windows pre-installed.
Vista very responsive and no problems. We now have two Dell desktop
Vista machines, my wife's PC with 3GB runs with full Aero, mine has 4GB
but runs in full Classic mode as I've done since W95 - can't spot any
difference in performance. I won't have Win7 until a change of hardware
is called for.

Tom


Don Leonard
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Re: Impressed with Vista
Posted: 01-19-2009, 01:43 PM
I think upgrading old computers will become a thing of the past soon. I have 2
computers running Vista Home Basic and Home Premimum and have had no problems I
didn't create myself. (Bottom posting will eventually become a thing of the past
also)

"diggerop" <toobusy@themoment> wrote in message
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>I recently replaced my 5 year old laptop (Dell with XP)after the video card died.
> Given that I was more than happy with XP, I was tempted to replace it with another
> machine with XP, but decided to try Vista. ( with the thought of installing XP if I
> was unhappy with my choice.)
>
> Bought a HP laptop off the shelf pre-loaded with Vista Home PremiumSP1 32bit .
> Intel® CoreT2 Duo Mobile Processor P8600 at 2.4GHz with 4GB ram.
> It's brilliant. Can't fault it so far. Much faster with everything. Easy to use.
>
> Doubtless, that has much to do with the increased hardware specs on the new
> machine, but then that's been the case with each new system I've bought over the
> years. ( I wonder what the next one will be in 3 or 4 years time - 20Ghz, 50Gb of
> Ram?????)
>
> The cost? = about 50% of what I paid for the last one 5 years ago : )
>
>
> Anther very happy customer.
>
>
> Diggerop
>
>
>
>
Gordon
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Re: Impressed with Vista
Posted: 01-19-2009, 02:15 PM
"Don Leonard" <donald.duck@cox.net> wrote in message
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> (Bottom posting will eventually become a thing of the past also)
So you have it on good authority that schools are going to teach children to
read from the bottom of the page upwards? I don't see any move towards that
in the publishing world anytime soon...


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Don Leonard
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Re: Impressed with Vista
Posted: 01-19-2009, 02:31 PM
If I already know the first post by heart and all those after then why the hell do I
want to wade through things I've already read to get to what was said last...how
redundant and old fashioned can you get?

"Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com.invalid> wrote in message
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> "Don Leonard" <donald.duck@cox.net> wrote in message
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>> (Bottom posting will eventually become a thing of the past also)
>
> So you have it on good authority that schools are going to teach children to read
> from the bottom of the page upwards? I don't see any move towards that in the
> publishing world anytime soon...
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Steve Thackery
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Re: Impressed with Vista
Posted: 01-19-2009, 02:39 PM
> If I already know the first post by heart and all those after then why the
> hell do I want to wade through things I've already read to get to what was
> said last...
You don't. The idea is you just quote the pertinent point you are
responding to, exactly like I just did.

That way you keep the traditional "reading from the top down" without
wasting space or your reader's time.

SteveT

Don Leonard
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Re: Impressed with Vista
Posted: 01-19-2009, 03:15 PM
Too bad folks don't do that...I could handle that.
Browsers default to top post...

"Steve Thackery" <nobody@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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>> If I already know the first post by heart and all those after then why the hell do
>> I want to wade through things I've already read to get to what was said last...
>
> You don't. The idea is you just quote the pertinent point you are responding to,
> exactly like I just did.
>
> That way you keep the traditional "reading from the top down" without wasting space
> or your reader's time.
>
> SteveT
 
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