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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] winblows vista was - Re: OOPPS! Sorry for multiplee-mails!
From: Alan NV8A <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 16:05:26 -0400
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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 

Alan NV8A

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