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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

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Rob Pomeroy



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Re: January poll
« Reply #30 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.)
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Re: January poll
« Reply #31 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:"

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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-)
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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.  :)

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Re: January poll
« Reply #34 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.

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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.

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    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...


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    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

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    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.

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      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. :)
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