Silent Vista-loving majority?
by chustar - 4/30/08 5:37 PM
Is anyone here part of the silent vista-loving majority? I've used it for close to a year without any problems. Come on people, let's get our voices heard!
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by: chustar April 30, 2008 5:37 PM PDT
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Yes, I like Vista
I haven't had any real problems with Vista but I only use my computer for managing media, email, simple games and the internet. I've used Windows 98 and then went without a computer for a while so I've never used XP. So, with all that said, I actually like Vista. My father, on the other hand who builds PCs, thinks I'm nuts.
it's way better than xp more secure stable very user-friendly look's better and feel's way better works must better. Peaple just hate change that why their alway have problem with new and better things.try and get the correct hardware for the os forget xp move on people. Silent Vista-lover forward always backward never.
I install Cable Modems
I install cable modems for high speed internet on Vista EVERY day. I owned a PC with XP. Because of my experience with Vista I knew I would never own it. I got a Mac...need I say more. The "majority" cannot possible be satisfied because the majority of Vista owners I encounter are not. It didn't take much to convince me.
What the heck are you using?
What kind of modems are you trying to plug these machines into?
I've reformatted the hard drive, reinstalled the OS, and had a live wireless connection 20 seconds after I got to the desktop. The longest part of the process was typing in the encryption key. And this was before installing any of the two waves of drives updates that have come out in the last year.
I've taken it to work, at a public high school, and had access to everything I needed - except the network printer, since Home Premium won't join a domain - again, in less than 30 seconds. Same at the local community college.
If your having such major problems with Vista installations, start looking at your company's equipment, or, more likely, whatever bloat-ware software package they're trying to foist onto the users as being "absolutely necessary" to connect to the network.
Silent Vista-lovng majority
I've had ME,XP and now Vista. I love Vista. The only thing I have had trouble with is System Restore and that could just be me not not understanding how to use it. I was spoiled by ME's system restore, for some reason it seemed more logical. But I've been using Vista since it came out and I love it.
Vista on new Dell computers
When receiving my new high end Dell, it had Vista and all the garbage loaded on that you get with any new computer. The OS did not function as it should have. I formated the hard drive and reinstalled the OS with the Vista backup disk. Problems solved. Vista runs fine now.
Dell still preinstalls crapware?
That's strange. I received a couple of computers from dell and the only thing that they had preinstalled other than the OS were some Google apps. I thought they had ceased to preinstall crapware.
When I bought my new Acer laptop last summer, I'd heard all about the Vista issues, so I bought a new copy of WinXP Pro along with the laptop.
Well, the new WinXP is still in a drawer. Haven't opened it yet.
Vista and this laptop get along just fine. Of course I had to give it a little more juice, I replaced the stock 1GB of memory with 4GB of Kingston, which cost me less than $180.00. And now the laptop out performs my desktops with 2.5 GB ram, I mean this laptop really flies !
I really like the newest features in Vista.
I LOVE the fact that when a program crashes, it does NOT take the Vista operating system down with it !
It's about time MS got that one right ! Although both Vista and XP are quite overpriced, as well as over bearing. I don't like MY computer and MY Operating system to tell me what I can or cannot do, hear, copy, burn, or install on MY machine in MY home.
When I'm back on my XP desktop, I miss a lot of the features I've grown used to with Vista.
And now I'm actually kinda torn between which OS I like best, my favorite has been PCLinuxOS for years now.
Yet, I'm really enjoying this Vista as much as I've enjoyed my PCLinuxOS.
All I've seen, so far, is "I'm okay with it" or "I've adapted" or "I've learned to live with it". I haven't heard anyone say they LOVE it. I love new technology. I'm not at all resistant to change, if it's exciting and efficient. Vista isn't.
Okay, I love Vista. I hate Mac (they use it on some machines at the university). I used to love XP but now that Vista is out, I love Vista even more. I would never go back to XP (I actually have to keep using it at work because the university has not converted over to Vista yet - they won't on the machines alreay issued until they are scheduled to be replaced - I have to wait until next year!). Satisfied? Vista is far superior to XP.
Have installed Vista on a number of my machines. Generally like its features and capabilities. But have reverted these machines back to XP. The unavailability of Vista drivers for my printer (Xerox) made it uneconomic to retain Vista. Microsoft made a mistake it failed to retain (possibly as an option) XP type printer interfaces.
Sounds like Xerox has responsibility in that problem
That sounds like more of a problem with Xerox not updating their drivers than with the OS itself. MSFT made the updated drive model available to developers well over a year before Vista was released. It's impossible to improve security while maintaining 100% of the behaviour that the old OS had which is why Xerox should have made appropriate drivers available.
Loving vista WHY???
I have owned vista for almost one year. I hate it as much today as i did the day I fired up my computer for the first time. When XP replaced "Windows" 95, it took me almost a full day to fall in love with XP. I am still waiting for the day that happens with Vista. I think MS and Bill really screwed the pooch on this one.
Yes, i love Vista
I have windows vista ultimate and i have no problems with it. Vista has lots of new features like voice recognition software, etc. I absolutely love Vista.
Absolutely, Vista is great, nothing else has been able to drive me to a Mac. I have been in IT consulting for over 20 years all on the PC/Micro platform and I finally recognize the right choice...a Mac. Windows NT was the last REAL OS improvement and everything else has been fluff to sell more licenses. I just wish software vendors had a cross platform upgrade program so I could recoup a little of my software investment!
I Just bought a HP dv9700t with vista ultimate, 4/15/08, and I have had no problems with it except with the video drivers. When I first got my machine they shipped it with x32 drivers instead of the x64 that it needed. But that was HP's mistake not Windows. I Love Almost every thing form the look to the speed, that most tasks go at. It also helps that this is the first machine that came with Windows Media Center. It has been a pleasure to work and play with. Thanks Microsoft.
I've had Vista for over a year now, and like not getting the blue screen of death the most. The local search feature is great. My sound card hangs up once in awhile when Quicken doesn't release it on closing, but I've found a work around by calling it a quad, testing, forcing a relase and then resetting to dual speakers. Combined with high speed DSL, it has been a nice improvement over XP for us.
SILENT VISTA -LOVING MAJORITY
BEING NEW TO THE WHOLE P.C THING WHEN MY WIFE BOUGHT ME A LAPTOP FOR MY 60TH BIRTHDAY.
VISTA IS THE ONLY O/S I KNOW,SO AS SUCH,IT IS EASY TO PICK UP AND LEARN ,IF I CAN LEARN IT AS A TOTAL NOVICE,THEN MAY BE VISTA IS TARGETED AT THE LIKES OF MY GENERATION AND CHILDREN
I HAVE IN LESS THAN A YEAR,LEARNED E-MAIL,INTERNET,I ENJOY RESEARCHING MY FAMILY TREE,SCANNING PHOTOS ECT.
I GET STUCK SOMETIMES,BUT ENJOY CHALLENGE OF SEARCHING FOR THE ANSWERS. THE ANSWERS ARE NEARLY ALWAYS THERE,ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS FIND THEM.
ALL THE LADS @ WORK ARE XP,SO THEY NOT MUCH HELP TO MY QUERIES AND OF COURSE VERY PRO XP.
AH WELL, MUST PRACTICE MY TYPING,I'M NEW TO THAT AS WELL AIN'T LIFE HARD
Nor do I know anyone who is. I find it hard to believe that there is one. No one who is technically savvy can possibly be part of a group that loves Vista, majority or otherwise. It looks really cool though.
I've been using Vista for over 6 months on my new build. No problems to speak of. All the programs I had still work and anything I've added works also. Never had a system crash or blue screen (I can't say that about XP). I have had a couple of program crashes or non-responders, but they have never taken down the o/s and I suspect they are software bugs unrelated to vista.
Gotta say, I would never go back to XP. I like the sidebar gadgets, the way vista "finds" solutions to software problems and the aero interface looks nice. No "game changers", but a nice evolution from XP. My only complaint is the loss of the scanner and camera wizard to import photos from my digital camera. I do miss that. The method in XP was simple and fast and I haven't found a way to do it in Vista to match.
Re Vista, love it
I first installed vista not long after it came out, and must admit did find it a bit awckward to say the least, I also found that some drivers did not work, or could not find the upgrades. Since then I have reloaded and given it another try just recently and like everything else, I found that it worked with no problems especialy after the sp1 upgrade. I found that almost everything has been ironed out.So now I have decided to keep it and stick to it. There was only one big problem I found which did annoy me quite a bit was that in the help section if you typed the question in of what you wanted to know it came up with something else and had to spend hours reading through the information before you finally got your answer, but apart that it has quite a few WOW factors about it and now a silent lover of it.
Love It! - I've had Vista on both my PCs for months.
I have had Vista on both my PCs for months, I love it! I am an advanced user and am satisfied with Vista. SP1 Fixed my only complaint pertaining to copying large amounts of data. Great!
I'm a member of the group that loves Vista. And as you can tell those that are content are much less vocal than the discontent. I actually started running Vista while it was still a beta and was glad to see it happily supported all of my hardware.
I heard reports of problems in the begining, but many of those problems were not from Vista so much as developers not following guidelines that Microsoft had set more than 8 years ago. For example, Microsoft has for years been advising developers to not store files in certain locations and not to save data in certain areas in the registry. They warned that not all users have Administrative access and as such storing in these locations caused problems in the pre-vista world for users that were not using administrative accounts. Once Vista was released the bad practice was more visible because it resulted in the UAC security prompts. (note: applications that sport the "Made for Windows 2000" or "XP" badge follow these guidelines and thus don't cause UAC prompts on Vista.
The driver situation for me has always been good. I've found that companies that made WHQL drivers before vista (Windows Hardware Quality Assurance Labs) were more likely to have Vista drivers available, both for 32-bit and 64-bit.
Lastly there has never been a major OS transition that has been completly smooth. The transition from Windows 3.1 to Windows 9x had it's pain points. The transition from Windows 9x to only NT versions of windows (2000/XP) also had it's share of conflicts. The only difference now in transitioning from XP to Vista is that now people can share their problems on the internet.
I like Vista. So far there has not been a problem at all. Not once has it ever crashed or restarted unexpectingly. My only problem with Vista is that its too overprotective sometimes and i cant play my original Doom. Overall its a pretty good OS.
I resisted Vista based on everything I'd heard (not only in the "cloud" but from friends who had it), but didn't want to pay the extra freight to get XP on my new laptop in January, so I reluctantly booted up. I have not had any problems, and no programs that balked at it - although the laptop is mostly just a toy, not a serious "business" machine. I *don't* like MS Office 2007 (which was bundled as a 60-day trial) and installed Open Office instead, but otherwise, I'm not having any second thoughts.
But I'm not planning on upgrading my (home) desktop machine. And my company has not shown any signs of planning to upgrade those machines anytime soon.
Personally, I'm sold I give Vista a "Thumbs Up" from me Frankly, I don't know if I was just lucky, but I run several old programs and never had much trouble at all getting them to install & work properly I'm, just not sure what all the grumblings are about !!
1. I love the shorter address paths to your files It makes life much simpler to have shorter file names.
2. I love the way Vista handles pictures & lets you edit them on site without opening another program.
3. I LOVE, LOVE it's search feature which is far superior to Windows
Don't know what all the fuss is about
I've been using Vista on 3 machines (2 Dell and 1 Velocity Micro) for over a year. The experience has been great. Vista has a lot of new features under the hood, which many users won't even realize. I wouldn't say it's a run-out-and-get-it-immediately upgrade to XP, but in the natural course of things when it's time to get your next computer, you should get it with Vista. No question.
Vista Media Center is AMAZING. It is now the centerpiece of my living room.
Oh, and pressing the windows key, typing the first few letters of a program (e.g. "soli") to launch my favorite apps (Solitaire in this case!) is a HUGE timesaver. Tiny little feature, but it changes your life.
Thank you Microsoft. There are actually lots of us out there that don't like to lob insults at you just because you're the biggest player. I like Mac OS too, but Vista hasn't done me wrong.
At first I was so disappointed I set up a dual boot with XP/Vista. As more drivers became available and new programs for Vista that replaced old non compatible programs I find I never boot to XP now. I tweaked settings to customize Vista to my liking. Vista with a One Care subscription runs smoothly and I will never go back.
I LOVE Vista
I'm not all that silent, and indeed I have written to scold the Vista-bashers in these forums several times already,
I think that Vista is a great improvement over XT (and I loved and used XT and all previous Windows releases since it was first released back in the Pleistocene). The difference between this upgrade and XT's upgrade from 98 is that, unlike 98 and previous Windows versions, XT was actually good enough to use.
There is a learning curve, but it is a very shallow one when upgrading from XT. The changes in Vista make it more logical, versatile, and easily navigable, and it makes files much easier to work with, particularly in deeper directory trees.
Of course Vista consumes more of a computer's resources, just as XT consumed more resources than 98, 98 more than 3.x, 3.x more than the primitive 1 and 2, and 1 and 2 more than DOS. As computers become more capable, newer O/Ses take advantage of the additional available resources. This is a simple fact of life.
The biggest problem I have encountered with Vista is that some third-party manufacturers of peripherals and software developers neglected to provide appropriate fixes and Vista-compatible drivers for legacy hardware. But you can't blame Microsoft or Vista for that. Microsoft gave developers a HUGE lead time in advance of Vista's release, the longest I have ever heard of, and it is the manufacturers who are at fault. Indeed, Microsoft included marginally functional drivers in Vista itself for some of these things, like older HP printers. And I blame HP, not Microsoft, for turning my older 6300C scanner into a doorstop (actually it still works fine with an older XT machine in my home office).
I got a new computer, nowhere near top of the line, running Vista back in March, 2007. I'm not a game addict, but I use it every day, all day, very heavily, often multitasking with video and sound editing, compiling, and all sorts of things. I have yet to have my first system crash, ever, and nearly every apparent application crash clears itself after waiting for 30 seconds or so. I have never lost a single byte of data except to the dreaded PEBCAK error. I've never seen anything so utterly stable on a computer running any O/S.
Performance is excellent, but I credit Intel and its spectacular Core 2 Duo processor for that.
But the final proof-o'-the-puddin' is that, when I have to go back to using XT on my other machines, it feels clumsy and clunky just like 98 felt after growing accustomed to XT. And I keep my older machines in tip-top shape.
I think that Vista is an enormous improvement, and I wish that the Vista bashers would stop their whining. Personally I think they're just slow learners and resist the logical changes from their ingrained XT routines.
My Vista Computer
Asus P5LD2 Delux MoBo
Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS
2048 MB Ram
320 GB HDD
I built this computer, my first build, to run Vista. I ran XP for one year until Vista was released. The only problem I had was drivers. My printers would not work. This was HP, not Microsoft. New drivers were added and now both printers work fine. I closed my account with Real Arcade as the games would not work. The driver and compatibility issues were the responsibility of the manufacturers and software companies. I like Vista and what it has been doing. The service pack improved things as well. I bought my girlfriend a Vista desktop to go with her XP laptop. I also have a Mac Book, and plan to get a Linix machine as well. I would build another Vista machine any time. I hope Microsoft does not knuckle under to the nay sayers and desert Vista. Thank you for this forum.