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Title: January poll
Post by: Computer Hope Admin on January 02, 2007, 05:17:31 PM
For the month of January and the New Year we thought it would be interesting to see how many users are planning on upgrading to the next Windows operating system, Microsoft Windows Vista.

Feel free to post any comments of why youíre upgrading and/or why you donít plan to upgrade.

All past monthly polls and results can be found on the Computer Hope poll page (http://www.computerhope.com/polls.htm).
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Fed on January 02, 2007, 05:20:47 PM
No, sticking with W2K so I used the XP selection.
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: M1CH431 on January 02, 2007, 05:22:06 PM
For me I have two Selections: Don't Meet System Requirements and Maybe. Even If I had the system requirements I dont know if I'd upgrate to it  ;).
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: GX1_Man on January 02, 2007, 05:35:48 PM
Pass.
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: 2k_dummy on January 02, 2007, 05:38:42 PM
I have 98, 98se, w2k, xp, and *nix. But I'll look out the window and check. Nope, the horizon is dark. No vista, and no VISTA. ;D
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: dl65 on January 02, 2007, 06:03:46 PM
I voted ...yes ..... but to qualify that , I am planning on purchasing a new pc sometime in the comming year , to take advantage of the newest technology .
I would have Vista on that machine ...given its reasonably bug free by then .
I will continue to use XP on my other machines.

dl65  ::)
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: street1 (RIP) on January 02, 2007, 06:16:47 PM
I voted XP.I can't spell Vista and I don't know it means View. :-?

And furthermore............................ .........
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Flame on January 02, 2007, 06:24:37 PM
I have the express upgrade, all I have to pay is for shipping, so I'll pay for that, and just keep the CD for if I ever need to upgrade, but I'd prefer not to.

Flame
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Dilbert on January 02, 2007, 06:32:50 PM
I think I will, for several reasons.

The first reason is that it's always good to have a full OS disc for when Windows fails. I have one, but having more to fall back on never hurt anyone.

The big one, though, is that I want to assemble a cheap machine, and use it as a first line of defense: When I want to download something I'm not sure about, I'll put it on the cheap box If it doesn't crash it, I put it on my computer. To do that, though, I'd need another OS Disc. I'm not sure, but I think we've been upgrading since Windows 3.1. At least, our only Win95 disc is an Upgrade. :-/
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: soybean on January 02, 2007, 06:58:13 PM
I voted No, staying with XP, but I would like to have seen some time period stated in the question.  I'm sure I'll eventually upgrade, but I have no plans to do it in the near term, probably not during 2007.
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Dilbert on January 02, 2007, 08:20:17 PM
Cheers on post 3000, soybean! ;D
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: DannyBelle on January 03, 2007, 02:01:27 AM
[size=14]It costs money to upgrade, right?  Slap-dab out of that stuff.  Besides, I don't trust Mikey to sell me something stable.  I'm not yet brave enough to go *nix, so I'm stuck in the middle again.[/size]
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Calum on January 03, 2007, 04:20:13 AM
I meet the system requirements but I'd feel more comfortable with 2Gb of RAM.
I'll stick with XP in classic mode thanks, Vista is not on the horizon for me any time soon, if at all.
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: panboy on January 03, 2007, 07:58:02 AM
For now ill be sticking with my current config of Microsoft Windows Vista Beta (Broken)
And Previous Version of Microsoft Windows (XP Not Broken)

i have no choice , you cant Edit the Vista Boot loader from XP ...
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Rob Pomeroy on January 03, 2007, 10:49:12 AM
Will have to upgrade sooner or later.  Hazard of the job.
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Sidewinder on January 03, 2007, 12:14:45 PM
Probably no upgrade until I get another machine (the current ones don't meet specs). Besides, I've reached my level of incompetence with XP. (see The Peter Principal (http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/PETERPR.html))  ;D
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: patio on January 04, 2007, 03:57:17 PM
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For now ill be sticking with my current config of Microsoft Windows Vista Beta (Broken)
And Previous Version of Microsoft Windows (XP Not Broken)

i have no choice , you cant Edit the Vista Boot loader from XP ...

Have a New Toy... (http://www.vistabootpro.org/)

patio.  8-)
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: homer on January 04, 2007, 04:01:03 PM
im waiting for them to iron out the bugs...most of them at least...
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: patio on January 05, 2007, 11:19:19 AM
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im waiting for them to iron out the bugs...most of them at least...

Don't hold your breath...RC1 was documented to have over 240 bugs some of which i found on my testbench machine.... :o
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Mastamind on January 05, 2007, 04:43:56 PM
I have a Macbook and will be upgrading to 10.5 in the spring
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: patio on January 05, 2007, 09:40:35 PM
So you won't be going to Vista i presume ? ? ?
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: ryuu-kage on January 07, 2007, 01:31:52 PM
Sticking with XP pro until they iron out the bugs in Vista (and when computer games move over too, hehe). ;D
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Peccavi on January 09, 2007, 07:15:59 AM
Nope, XP will take me to the next century. ;D
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: JohnK on January 10, 2007, 01:50:44 PM
Well, my computer is only 500MHz so I don't meet the requirements. But even if I did, I wouldn't upgrade because:

A. I'm perfectly happy with Windows XP
B. Vista is too *#$&*&@# expensive!!!

-John
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Calum on January 10, 2007, 01:52:39 PM
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
And I agree, Vista is expen$ive.
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: christal on January 13, 2007, 10:02:01 AM
I am sticking with xp but I am buying a new notebook with the free vista upgrade...I will be ready at least when the battle begins.

 ::)
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Zylstra on January 14, 2007, 12:00:17 AM
Too expensive, I'm staying with XP.
And why are we replacing the U in Unix with an asterisk * ?

Vista looks cool, but I must admit, I am disappointed with how there are like, 5 different versions of one operating system. Why cant it all be included in one OS on one disk?
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: patio on January 14, 2007, 08:35:05 AM
There are 8 actually...

patio.   8-)
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Calum on January 14, 2007, 08:37:44 AM
I've also heard that all 8 versions, or maybe only 7 (?) (excluding Vista Basic?) will be included on one disk.
The thing you will pay for will be the key to unlock the versions.
However, the problem is then that if the key is cracked, all of the flavours are available.
Maybe just a rumour?
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And why are we replacing the U in Unix with an asterisk * ?  
*nix represents all versions of Unix.
Right?
Or wrong?
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Dilbert on January 14, 2007, 04:59:40 PM
You have to unlock Vista versions? I smell a warez video game.

"Congratulations! You have beaten Level 1! Here is the code for Vista Basic:"

;D
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Rob Pomeroy on January 15, 2007, 02:46:36 PM
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And why are we replacing the U in Unix with an asterisk * ?
Shorthand for all the Unix variants; e.g. Linux, Minix, Dynix, Ultrix, Sinix, and all the other bits and bobs that don't contain the letters i, n and x.  (E.g. BSD, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris.)
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Calum on January 16, 2007, 12:40:45 PM
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You have to unlock Vista versions? I smell a warez video game.

"Congratulations! You have beaten Level 1! Here is the code for Vista Basic:"

;D
Haha.
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: patio on January 16, 2007, 01:45:12 PM
Actually Calum i believe you are correct on all flavors being on one Disk...

patio.  8-)
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: littlebity on January 17, 2007, 07:54:42 AM
I have XP Pro & I think i`ll stay with that  for now anyway.  :)
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Calum on January 17, 2007, 08:43:11 AM
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Actually Calum i believe you are correct on all flavors being on one Disk...

patio.  8-)
Oh good.
So I wasn't imagining things yet again then.
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: empkae on January 18, 2007, 09:31:15 AM
Be wary of Vista. It has been designed with HUGE DRM security and performance issues that should be of concern to any but the most casual users. These are showstopper problems that are just now coming to light.

Read the forums at www.grc.com and badvista.fsf.org for more info.
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: homer on January 18, 2007, 04:29:11 PM
how much is vista? and what are the different versions? please dont tell me we need to buy different versions in order to run different programs...

Title: Re: January poll
Post by: soybean on January 19, 2007, 10:48:44 AM
No, you won't need to buy different versions.  But, you should carefully consider the differences among the various versions before deciding which to get.  Here's some info from the mothership: The Editions (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/editions/default.mspx)
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: gmanto on January 31, 2007, 08:04:17 PM
Do not like at all what I am hearing about Vista, and how MS is using it as a policeman on my PC. My next upgrade will be to Apple.
Title: Re: January poll
Post by: Dilbert on January 31, 2007, 11:15:15 PM
Hello, gmanto,

Windows Vista will only cause problems, ideally, if you're into illegal software. Of course, there are bugs, but I haven't run into any, i.e. MS hasn't accused me of theft. :)