How long till you adopt Vista?

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  • Immediately

    4 6.90%
  • When i upgrade my computer

    8 13.79%
  • When i buy some components (OEM)

    2 3.45%
  • When an academic version comes out

    4 6.90%
  • I love the penguin (i use linux)

    12 20.69%
  • XP (2000/98/ME) is fine by me.

    26 44.83%
  • Do we need a vista poll?

    8 13.79%
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    How long till you adopt Vista?

    Hi,

    I just wanted to know how you plan on holding out unitll you get vista ?

    Is it a good idea getting it when its released or will you hold off a bit until it gets more support (drivers,games etc)

    I got windows XP a year after it came out, (mostly because of cost) however its all tax deductable now so it aint that bad Plus i need a new hard drive and they usualy do OEM with them.

    So when do you plan on making the change and why ?

    cheers
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    Last edited by acidtone; November 3rd, 2006 at 08:17 AM.

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    My personal preference would be to wait until it has demonstrated how stable it is. Possibly until SP1.

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    I managed to get by with volume licenses for 2K and XP. Too bad volume licenses will never be the same.

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    I guess there could be several trains of thought about how soon to acquire Vista. Some might say ASAP and help troubleshoot any problems, then again others might wait until any bugs are worked out, and finally some may never change for other reasons. I don't believe I can install Vista in my Commandore 64 vintage hardware so I guess Linux and XP will be around for a little while longer. (Might be a good reason to upgrade the HW...lol)

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    This tool will check your hardware and software:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvist...r/default.mspx


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    Probably won't make the move until my next pc.

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    Well I am happy with my 98\2000 and XP machines.....(home machines)

    At work we still run some NT4...which is just fine for the function of the workstations

    No need to change...

    As stated....will probably wait til the first SP and new hardware


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    I won't get it till I'm given one for free. I've never paid out of my own pocket for any OS. Why start now? I might get it at work just to learn it, but not for home.
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    Will stick with XP, until at least Vista's 3rd Service Pack... (2012)
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    Yes,

    I would be reasonably happy with it on a new machine. I have been running the tool on a few boxes.............OK not the ones with 98/98SE/ME on them because I know they are not up to it.

    Whilst it says that I can run it, I am getting some disturbing messages about software incompatibility. PC-Cillin, EWIDO, The Easy Office Suite and so on.

    The real downside as I see it, is all but one of my machines that are capable of running it would need a new video card That I think is a bit of an oversight on MS's part as most office/small business deployments don't really need a fancy graphics card.

    The software compatibility is a bit of a worry as well, given that MS haven't been exactly forthcoming when providing information to third party suppliers.

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