Welcome guest. Before posting on our computer help forum, you must register. Click here it's easy and free.

Poll

Are you upgrading to Microsoft Windows Vista?

Don't meet system requirements
176 (9%)
Have an Apple
54 (2.8%)
Maybe
278 (14.3%)
No, staying with XP
1057 (54.3%)
No, sticking with *nix
110 (5.6%)
Yes
272 (14%)

Total Members Voted: 30

Author Topic: January poll  (Read 14305 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Computer Hope Admin

    Topic Starter
  • Administrator


  • Prodigy

    Thanked: 242
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Computer Hope
  • Certifications: List
  • Computer: Specs
  • Experience: Guru
  • OS: Windows 10
January poll
« 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.
Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.
-Albert Einstein

Fed

  • Moderator


  • Sage
  • Thanked: 35
    • Experience: Experienced
    • OS: Windows XP
    Re: January poll
    « Reply #1 on: January 02, 2007, 05:20:47 PM »
    No, sticking with W2K so I used the XP selection.

    M1CH431



      Hopeful
    • DuffMan!!!
    • Thanked: 2
      Re: January poll
      « Reply #2 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  ;).
      « Last Edit: January 02, 2007, 05:22:41 PM by ConquerOnline »

      GX1_Man

      • Guest
      Re: January poll
      « Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007, 05:35:48 PM »
      Pass.

      2k_dummy



        Specialist
      • A word, once spoken, can never be recalled.
      • Thanked: 14
        Re: January poll
        « Reply #4 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
        If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
        _______________________________________ ________
        BlackViper

        Software and utilities

        dl65

        • R.I.P.


        • Prodigy

          Thanked: 18
          Re: January poll
          « Reply #5 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  ::)
          If you don't know the answer, it isn't a dumb question.

          street1 (RIP)

          • R.I.P.


          • Egghead

          • I Triple Dog Dare You!!! LOL
          • Thanked: 14
            • Obituary
          • Experience: Beginner
          • OS: Windows XP
          Re: January poll
          « Reply #6 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............................ .........
          Sorry,The USA has ruined the language The United Kingdom loaned us. We do our best not to type gibberish. I Hope you can forgive us.

          Flame

          • Moderator


          • Prodigy

          • Think, dream, see, be... Everything.
          • Thanked: 6
            • Yes
          • Certifications: List
          • Experience: Guru
          • OS: Other
          Re: January poll
          « Reply #7 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

          Dilbert

          • Moderator


          • Egghead

          • Welcome to ComputerHope!
          • Thanked: 44
            Re: January poll
            « Reply #8 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. :-/
            "The geek shall inherit the Earth."

            soybean



              Genius
            • The first soybean ever to learn the computer.
            • Thanked: 469
            • Computer: Specs
            • Experience: Experienced
            • OS: Windows 10
            Re: January poll
            « Reply #9 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.

            Dilbert

            • Moderator


            • Egghead

            • Welcome to ComputerHope!
            • Thanked: 44
              Re: January poll
              « Reply #10 on: January 02, 2007, 08:20:17 PM »
              Cheers on post 3000, soybean! ;D
              "The geek shall inherit the Earth."

              DannyBelle

              • Guest
              Re: January poll
              « Reply #11 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]

              Calum

              • Moderator


              • Egghead

                Thanked: 238
                • Yes
                • Yes
              • Certifications: List
              • Computer: Specs
              • Experience: Beginner
              • OS: Other
              Re: January poll
              « Reply #12 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.

              panboy



                Adviser

              • Its all just a twisted game of cat and mouse
              • Thanked: 4
                Re: January poll
                « Reply #13 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 ...
                Wields The Mighty Hammer of Computer Justice

                Rob Pomeroy



                  Prodigy

                • Systems Architect
                • Thanked: 124
                  • Me
                • Experience: Expert
                • OS: Other
                Re: January poll
                « Reply #14 on: January 03, 2007, 10:49:12 AM »
                Will have to upgrade sooner or later.  Hazard of the job.
                Only able to visit the forums sporadically, sorry.

                Geek & Dummy - honest news, reviews and howtos

                Sidewinder



                  Guru

                  Thanked: 126
                • Experience: Familiar
                • OS: Windows 10
                Re: January poll
                « Reply #15 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)  ;D
                The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

                -- Albert Einstein

                patio

                • Moderator


                • Genius
                • Maud' Dib
                • Thanked: 1725
                  • Yes
                • Experience: Beginner
                • OS: Windows 7
                Re: January poll
                « Reply #16 on: January 04, 2007, 03:57:17 PM »
                Quote
                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...

                patio.  8-)
                " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

                homer



                  Expert
                  Re: January poll
                  « Reply #17 on: January 04, 2007, 04:01:03 PM »
                  im waiting for them to iron out the bugs...most of them at least...
                  « Last Edit: January 04, 2007, 04:01:24 PM by homer »

                  patio

                  • Moderator


                  • Genius
                  • Maud' Dib
                  • Thanked: 1725
                    • Yes
                  • Experience: Beginner
                  • OS: Windows 7
                  Re: January poll
                  « Reply #18 on: January 05, 2007, 11:19:19 AM »
                  Quote
                  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
                  " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

                  Mastamind



                    Rookie

                    Re: January poll
                    « Reply #19 on: January 05, 2007, 04:43:56 PM »
                    I have a Macbook and will be upgrading to 10.5 in the spring

                    patio

                    • Moderator


                    • Genius
                    • Maud' Dib
                    • Thanked: 1725
                      • Yes
                    • Experience: Beginner
                    • OS: Windows 7
                    Re: January poll
                    « Reply #20 on: January 05, 2007, 09:40:35 PM »
                    So you won't be going to Vista i presume ? ? ?
                    " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

                    ryuu-kage

                    • Guest
                    Re: January poll
                    « Reply #21 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

                    Peccavi



                      Adviser

                    • Hope Helps!
                    • Thanked: 6
                      Re: January poll
                      « Reply #22 on: January 09, 2007, 07:15:59 AM »
                      Nope, XP will take me to the next century. ;D
                      Computer Hope: Rise of the Machines!

                      JohnK



                        Hopeful

                        Thanked: 4
                        • Yes
                      • Computer: Specs
                      • Experience: Expert
                      • OS: Windows XP
                      Re: January poll
                      « Reply #23 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

                      Calum

                      • Moderator


                      • Egghead

                        Thanked: 238
                        • Yes
                        • Yes
                      • Certifications: List
                      • Computer: Specs
                      • Experience: Beginner
                      • OS: Other
                      Re: January poll
                      « Reply #24 on: January 10, 2007, 01:52:39 PM »
                      If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
                      And I agree, Vista is expen$ive.

                      christal

                      • Guest
                      Re: January poll
                      « Reply #25 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.

                       ::)

                      Zylstra

                      • Moderator


                      • Hacker

                      • The Techinator!
                      • Thanked: 45
                        • Yes
                        • Technology News and Information
                      • Certifications: List
                      • Computer: Specs
                      • Experience: Guru
                      • OS: Windows 7
                      Re: January poll
                      « Reply #26 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?

                      patio

                      • Moderator


                      • Genius
                      • Maud' Dib
                      • Thanked: 1725
                        • Yes
                      • Experience: Beginner
                      • OS: Windows 7
                      Re: January poll
                      « Reply #27 on: January 14, 2007, 08:35:05 AM »
                      There are 8 actually...

                      patio.   8-)
                      " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

                      Calum

                      • Moderator


                      • Egghead

                        Thanked: 238
                        • Yes
                        • Yes
                      • Certifications: List
                      • Computer: Specs
                      • Experience: Beginner
                      • OS: Other
                      Re: January poll
                      « Reply #28 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?
                      Quote
                      And why are we replacing the U in Unix with an asterisk * ?  
                      *nix represents all versions of Unix.
                      Right?
                      Or wrong?

                      Dilbert

                      • Moderator


                      • Egghead

                      • Welcome to ComputerHope!
                      • Thanked: 44
                        Re: January poll
                        « Reply #29 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
                        "The geek shall inherit the Earth."

                        Rob Pomeroy



                          Prodigy

                        • Systems Architect
                        • Thanked: 124
                          • Me
                        • Experience: Expert
                        • OS: Other
                        Re: January poll
                        « Reply #30 on: January 15, 2007, 02:46:36 PM »
                        Quote
                        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.)
                        Only able to visit the forums sporadically, sorry.

                        Geek & Dummy - honest news, reviews and howtos

                        Calum

                        • Moderator


                        • Egghead

                          Thanked: 238
                          • Yes
                          • Yes
                        • Certifications: List
                        • Computer: Specs
                        • Experience: Beginner
                        • OS: Other
                        Re: January poll
                        « Reply #31 on: January 16, 2007, 12:40:45 PM »
                        Quote
                        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.

                        patio

                        • Moderator


                        • Genius
                        • Maud' Dib
                        • Thanked: 1725
                          • Yes
                        • Experience: Beginner
                        • OS: Windows 7
                        Re: January poll
                        « Reply #32 on: January 16, 2007, 01:45:12 PM »
                        Actually Calum i believe you are correct on all flavors being on one Disk...

                        patio.  8-)
                        " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

                        littlebity

                        • Guest
                        Re: January poll
                        « Reply #33 on: January 17, 2007, 07:54:42 AM »
                        I have XP Pro & I think i`ll stay with that  for now anyway.  :)

                        Calum

                        • Moderator


                        • Egghead

                          Thanked: 238
                          • Yes
                          • Yes
                        • Certifications: List
                        • Computer: Specs
                        • Experience: Beginner
                        • OS: Other
                        Re: January poll
                        « Reply #34 on: January 17, 2007, 08:43:11 AM »
                        Quote
                        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.

                        empkae

                        • Guest
                        Re: January poll
                        « Reply #35 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.

                        homer



                          Expert
                          Re: January poll
                          « Reply #36 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...


                          soybean



                            Genius
                          • The first soybean ever to learn the computer.
                          • Thanked: 469
                          • Computer: Specs
                          • Experience: Experienced
                          • OS: Windows 10
                          Re: January poll
                          « Reply #37 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

                          gmanto

                          • Guest
                          Re: January poll
                          « Reply #38 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.

                          Dilbert

                          • Moderator


                          • Egghead

                          • Welcome to ComputerHope!
                          • Thanked: 44
                            Re: January poll
                            « Reply #39 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. :)
                            "The geek shall inherit the Earth."