Posted 01 November 2006 - 04:46 AM
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Posted 02 November 2006 - 12:37 AM
But i hope to wait for a long time before see a pc with Vista. I prefer stand with XP for now.
I dont read good things about Vista.
Here, in Europe, we have N edition (without media player). This is not necesary to work
Normal user at home will use Vista Home Basic.
Posted 02 November 2006 - 01:41 AM
Wow. Indeed very nice. Let's say if I have Windows Media Center edition. Would I will be able to upgrade to Home Premium and do you think there will be an extra cost to upgrade from Media Center edition?
Posted 02 November 2006 - 04:55 AM
I bet there will be an upgrade charge. Its not Kaspersky afterall
Does buying a Windows Vista Capable PC mean that I will receive a free upgrade to Windows Vista?
No. A PC that is Windows Vista Capable or Premium Ready means that the PC is ready for an upgrade from Windows XP. You would still need to purchase the edition of Windows Vista that you want to install on your Windows Vista Capable or Premium Ready PC.
Edited by Whizard, 02 November 2006 - 04:57 AM.
Posted 03 November 2006 - 04:07 PM
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Posted 05 November 2006 - 12:58 PM
Too much money wasted for an OS.
That is so TRUE. No wonder Microsoft makes billions of dollars.
I completely agree. XP is "only" ?99 (home edition) or ?149 (professional edition), but $450 ! You can build a middle performance PC for that price ! That's just too much. Anyway, I won't be buying Vista until I'm forced to, because, as they said in the "user friendly" comic strip, "[it does] everything XP does, only for more money and fewer consumer rights".
Even though everybody blames Microsoft, its actually the best thing that happened to PC market. Think about this people. And no I am not advocating Microsoft knowing how they bought every single technology they currently have
I'd tend to disagree. In the PC (the broad meaning, including mac, sun, etc. -- personal computer market) market, I think this was not the best thing that happened. Windows, until it was out in it's 2000/XP edition, was very unstable, buggy, and you had to reinstall it every six months.
In that respect, I find Apple's system (at the time of Win98, it was Mac OS8) was more stable, and had better functionality. The problem is Apple didn't open to the market like the PC/Wintel platform did, remaining all proprietary and high-priced, that' why they never grew, until recently (IMO).
Now, I find some linux distros like Ubuntu (that are free) are very clean and stable, too, they're very complete and can, for the basic user that uses his/her computer only for surfing/using email/doing text processing, be used as well as windows.
The problem is, for power users or users who require some special software (like 3D imaging software, video editing, etc.) that these applications exist only on windows most of time, sometimes on mac, but extremely rarely on linux.
And, even if I don't really like microsoft, and I know thet bought/stole-and-then-later-won-the-trial most of the technology they use, from DOS to the 2000/XP kernel, I learned not to associate a product and it's editor.
So I may not like microsoft, but the fact is windows, with XP, reached a state where it's useable, sufficienltly stable, and well, I use it everyday
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