On 03/20/07 11:39 pm Marlon K. Schafer wrote:
> Yeah, it's a disaster! As an ISP my phone is already ringing off the hook
> about it. Software won't run, printers are fubar etc.
> I'm telling my customers to NOT put vista on for at least a year. And even
> then who knows.
> If you need a new computer I've found out that the Dell BUSINESS division
> will sell you a machine with XP instead of Vista.
> If you insist on Vista there are a few things you need to know. First and
> foremost, there are 6 (six) versions of it. Depending on your machine you
> may get versions with less stuff. To run the full blown Vista well, I'm
> told that you need at least 2 gigs of memory, a duo core processor and an
> above (far above?) average video card. A large hard drive will probably not
> hurt at all either.
> I read an article that said for every dollar you spend on Vista you can
> expect to spend $18 more on other software. Your printer probably won't
> work etc. I've heard total cost of ownership figures as high as $200 to one
> (vista is about a $300 program). With all of the new software, training,
> peripherals etc.
> On the up side, Vista is looking like the greatest thing to happen to Apple
> or Linux in this century :-).
One of our club members recently bought a new notebook PC that came with
Vista preinstalled, only to find that some of his old hardware and
software no longer worked. A few days later he found himself at a
meeting with a Microsoft person and told him of his woes, to which the
Microsoft person replied, "I have the same problems. It keeps telling me
to contact my Microsoft representative -- but I *am* my Microsoft
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