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How many people here will not get Windows Vista?

post #1 of 157
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I'm reading the hype surrounding all of the features and I am thinking about not getting it at all. I doubt that I will get involved with premium content like HD-DVD or Sony Blu-Ray. TrueHD is not interesting at all either. I'm sticking with CDs and DVD-Videos because they're cheaper and proven. So, the entertainment features of Windows Vista are not really compelling for me. I don't need Microsoft Office 2007 as OpenOffice.Org will do just fine for me. I am kind of wondering how secure this new operating system will be. The expense involved in buying a new version or upgrading is quite staggering.

I may go ahead and decide to just stick with Red Hat Fedora 6 SELinux and FreeBSD 6.2. The appeal of an open source, free software computer is very appealing right now. All I need a new computer for is e-mail, writing, scheduling my time and to-do list, and copying CDs. I got my entertainment system together with my Samsung LCD HDTV and Denon DVD 5910ci.

How many others will decide not to get Microsoft Windows Vista? At least this year?

Count me as +1...maybe.
post #2 of 157
I wont!

For two simple reasons:
* Windows Vista don't support the platform I am running (PowerPC).
* I don't need Windows Vista, since I am more than happy with Mac OS X.
post #3 of 157
I won't for 1 simple reason, XP works. Why fix something that's not broken? I also don't think I can afford dishing out $250+ for a OS. I believe it comes in 6 flavours? Not even sure how much the cheapest one is. No matter, I won't be upgrading to Vista.
post #4 of 157
I've had Windows Vista for over 6 months now; I started out on the beta copies and now I'm on the final release with a business version.

It's so much better than XP most people will upgrade, the same was said about Win 95 to XP and finally pretty much everyone did it. You will be able to buy vista shortly as OEM grouped with another purchase for under $100 so there would be no reason not to upgrade. I think OS X is nice, this isn't too far behind it, with all the additional PC programs Apple will have to do something different to stay ahead in the beauty market.
post #5 of 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by GlorytheWiz825 View Post
I won't for 1 simple reason, XP works. Why fix something that's not broken? I also don't think I can afford dishing out $250+ for a OS. I believe it comes in 6 flavours? Not even sure how much the cheapest one is. No matter, I won't be upgrading to Vista.
hear-hear!
post #6 of 157
I might have appreciation for this new kid on the block when it's well "burnt-in".
post #7 of 157
Since I do 3D animation, I have to be PC based. Eventually I'll go to Vista when all the known bugs are fixed. Will need the business edition so that I can get all that extra memory (XP pro can limit RAM available for programs to 2-3GB).
post #8 of 157
I won't be upgrading, I used the last beta for about 2 hours and that was enough for me. I'm figuring Vista will probably be allot like Window ME. If Vista does indeed "make it" and is the future of Windows it may be the final push for some going to Mac.
post #9 of 157
I already have a free copy of the business edition waiting here, but I don't think I'll be upgrading for at least a year or so. XP just works and I see no compelling reasons to upgrade other than for the eye candy, which I don't think I care to pay the performance penalty to have. So I won't be upgrading to Vista any time soon.
post #10 of 157
-1.

Why?

DX10 is Vista only.
post #11 of 157
Hell, I've only used XP about twice in about 5 months now. Once yesterday in order to defragment my iPod with Diskeeper Pro, and once I think a couple months ago to test a DVD with DVD Shrink in XP compared to with using WINE in Linux Ubuntu. Both had the same effect, so booted right back to Ubuntu.

I don't game on my PC, so I see absolutely NO logical reason to ever use Windows again, for the rest of my life. I'm also happy to say that I couldn't even remember such a thing as spyware or a trojan/virus ! I was reminded though yesterday when I booted into XP Pro and AVG picked up (what was probably a false positive) a supposed Trojan downloader in my Cakewalk directory.

Quote:
Originally Posted by graphicism
've had Windows Vista for over 6 months now; I started out on the beta copies and now I'm on the final release with a business version.

It's so much better than XP most people will upgrade,
I'm curious to know in what aspects you think it's better than XP ?
post #12 of 157
I remember saying to myself that Windows 2000 was more than enough and that I'd never upgrade to XP.. needless to say XP was soooo much better when I did upgrade. I will most likely upgrade, as I'll probably be able to get Vista for $10 or so at my university bookstore.
post #13 of 157
Probably not, as my poor helpless little lamb of a laptop wouldn't run it even if I tried.
post #14 of 157
I've been windows-free for 21 years, and I plan to keep it that way.
post #15 of 157
When I eventually build a new pc, I'll go vista. Until then, I'll stick with XP thanks. Windows 98 never kept working 2 years after installation.
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