So do I - the discussion, not Vista. . .
by damnationali - 2/10/07 8:04 AM
In Reply to: I love it by jtx472
I agree with jtx472, it really is the most entertaining thread I've come across in a long time and I thought:
"Folks, don't turn off the light in the tunnel until you find out where the rats are, and where it drops off into the ocean, OK?" by bettancourt
to be one of the most useful pieces of advice I've ever seen. For many things, not just computers
I can't afford to upgrade to Vista but I have read a great deal about it and am not altogether sure that I would want to do so when I am forced to because my present system is getting pretty ancient (I'd like more memory - and would need it for Vista probably, but my motherboard doesn't support the types is currently available at an affordable price (I'm sure I could get it somewhere - a pc fair for instance - if I could get about but disabled in the UK with no transport at all means shopping online at the big discount outlets who only carry the 'now' thing.
In the meantime I am happy with XP (tho I'd love to be able to get to the linux school which is only 2 miles away to learn sufficient to use that, but again . . . transport . .) as I have found it by far the most stable Windows OS since 3.1 and 95 1st ed. and it does all I need to do on cable broadband quite fast enough.
Besides, having to use my pc in bed - because of the cold mostly but also because I can't spend too long upright, I have to use a keyboard on my lap; for this a standard kybd is too difficult to use as the number pad I never use makes it constantly skew up & right plus taking precious space I need for my trackball)so I have to use a small Cherry board (which was not easy to find and very expensive) which has no number pad (tho' Fn+NumLock can turn the right hand keys into a number-pad if one wants it, for MouseKeys for instance) neither does it have a 'Windows' key, apparently necessary for Vista. I also have to use an LCD screen because a 19" CRT is unmanageably large and heavy - and I have heard Vista has problems with these.
Guess I'll be sticking with XP until Msoft no longer support XP; it is perfectly adequate, especially when the alternative, at this fiscal moment, is a biro! <g>
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