quote: did I say that out loud?
quote: Production of personal computers will increase to 255.7 mln units in 2007...
quote: iSuppli predicts global PC shipments will rise to 264 mln units in 2007...
quote: Slashdot says: Microsoft is not directly mentioning Vista demand while they brag about how much money they made last quarter, because sales fell. "[Microsoft] shipped approximately 28 million copies of Vista in the latest quarter ending September, or 9.3 million copies per month."...
quote: OS market shares: Win XP - 79.32%, Vista - 7.38%, Mac OS - 3.38%
quote: 79.9% of businesss machines do not match Microsoft's recommended requirements for premium-ready PCs to be upgraded to Vista
quote: a troll posts to get a strong negative reaction, I am far from that but you seem to be just your own description.
quote: Welcome to Windows ME version 2 (aka Vista)and of course Vienna is planned for 2009 so theres another OS to shove down unsuspecting user's throats
quote: I love how you are picking specific sentences to fit your lack of real knowledge on the subject. No caps or punctuation? You must be reading the wrong comment because I forgot "AND"... oooh sorry for me not being a unprofessional journalist on a comment section of a website.
quote: your personal opinion of Vista conflicts with the real world but you just refuse to admit it and in doing so you are calling others trolls or flamers.
quote: It is not until you reach at least 2GHz dualcore CPU, 128MB dedicated video card and 1GB of memory which is higher than any cheap low end system, that will run Vista properly. As a real world tech I have used it and seen it.
quote: Try using Vista on an Athlon XP3000+ or a Celeron 4XX single core with onboard graphics and you will see just how bad vista sucks.
quote: Even the number of bugs with higher end systems still warrants the fastest Service Pack in MS history.
quote: It can't be denied that a HUGE portion of Vista sales are via OEMs and there is really no way to know if Vista would sell as well if it had some real competition. Is Vista really that good or do people like it because it's the only game in town (meaning you don't have to buy a new computer to run it, like purchasing a Mac)?
quote: Mac fans aren't complaining about buying Leopard and for good reason.
quote: Sure, when the same people paid a premium for their beloved Mac hardware (with its limited upgradeablity), what's another $129 to the cause? Just remember that people running windows machines don't go around flashing MS stickers on their cars. Apple has made Mac ownership a culture, so how can you compare people buying Leopard to any normal software upgrade? I've owned Macs in the past, and I even payed for the Tiger upgrade. I remember reading about complaints and problems when 10.4 came out, and it took some updates to get those people satisfied. Mac people seem to forget this and instead try to feel superior every time MS has an issue.
quote: Vista bashing is made up primarily of highly exagerated fud and propagated by asinine pseudo techs (like yourself and screwball) who do not know their ass from their elbow.
quote: If you want to come out and pour fud, yep your going to get called on it. If you want to talk about how instable Vista is, or how it can't even be run properly without a high end core2 and a boatload of ram, yep your going to get called on that too.
quote: I'm curious, honestly what is it you want. You have many many people all echoing the same thing, that Vista is working for them. Then you have the odd person that feels the need to come in and put out the "well im a tech" disclaimer, as if it somehow makes everything you say gospel, and proceed to tell everyone they are wrong, Vista is less stable than ME, and requires at least a core2 and 2 gigs of ram or it will crash horribly possibly killing your family in the process just for kicks.
quote: I think it's perfectly clear what you are. Your one of those guys that needs to get his ass kicked very very badly. Very badly. Someone that personifies hiding behind internet anonymity to spout trash.
quote: Tell me, does strolling in and talking about Vista being ME2, on it's way out, then making up BS about how it cannot be run on anything below a dual core without 2 gigs of ram sound like "a balanced opinion"?
quote: You are a computer tech that has absolutely no clue what they are doing. I too have seen many Vista systems go through the shop, as well as having personally loaded it on quite a few computers.
quote: Either you are simply lying for the sake of trolling and trying to make it sound convincing, or you don't know your ass from a hole in the ground. I am personally undecided on which of those you fall under. However I have seen no shortage of "techs" that are actually complete blubbering morons.
quote: Im sorry If you don't understand this, or are too uninformed to understand this. However progress marches on, and Im sorry to have to be the one to inform you that you are not the technician you think yourself to be. You wouldn't be the first, I Still remember running into plenty of so called techs that still believed windows 98 was superior to XP.
quote: Now because there are expected issues with a new os, does not mean that the complete BS that people come spouting can just be let go. Vista is slow on a core2 with 2 gigs of ram, give me a break. You yourself are one of the biggest Vista BS merchants this site has seen, so your interpretation of fact is worth about as much as used toilet paper.Acknowledging real issues and blowing them out of proportion and making up your own are two different things champ.
quote: You don't like Windows is that maybe what you are trying to say? What did microsoft do to you? kill your dog? drop a pallet of windows copies on a family member?
quote: What exactly do you expect out of a consumer level OS that is expected to somehow support every last peice of hardware on the planet. The way you talk you could do better, hell the way you talk the linux community should have already done better. Yet it hasn't. Ubuntu is the closest Linux has ever come to being a useable consumer version of Linux. It still doesn't cut it.
quote: Apple has an extremely tight and controlled hardware base to develop for. Yet despite that, surprise surprise, bugs still happen, flaws still happen. To contend their OS is competetive with windows is a pipe dream. For their OS to contend with windows it would have to support and be tested on many times the hardware base beyond the handfull of mac models apple so tightly controls.
quote: I have been around to use every consumer level Microsoft OS since Dos 6.2. Nothing they have done has been perfect, however they have shown excellent progress. Vista has been in my opinion one of the smoothest OS releases in their history, surpassing that of even XP which was extremely raw for it's first year, both in compatibility, and drivers. Even so in the network stack you complain so loudly about, which got much more robust by service pack 2.
quote: Calling a company on the quality of it's product is a far cry from making up false accounts to support ones dislike of said product. If you can honestly sit there and tell me with a straight face, that someone coming across saying Vista barely runs on any system below a dual core / 2 gig spec, then honestly EVERYONE is wasting their time listening to what you have to say.
quote: I called a guy out for doing the "I'm a tech and vista is worse than ME because it takes at least a 2 ghz core2 and 2 gigs of ram to run it" routine. Let me ask you, do you support that posters statements? is he correct in his assertion that Vista has performance requirements so high that it is un-useable on any system below this spec?
quote: If Apple realy wanted to do something good for the industry, and realy spur innovation and serious competition with Windows, then they would start developing their OS for use on all hardware not just their own tightly controlled overpriced hardware. Why do you suppose they don't? Likely because they like making a great deal of money on overpriced style based hardware. Likley also because there is a huge amount of overhead in testing coding for, and supporting for all those different hardware variations.But hey, you say they can do better than microsoft with a fraction of the size, so tell me, why don't they. Whats stopping them from going out and crushing Windows with this superior software by opening it up to non Apple hardware? The fact they simply do not have the ability or the guts to try and support a hardware base the size Microsoft attempts to.
quote: Personally I'm loving DreamSceen
quote: Each and every day that goes by the asinine bashing posts sound more and more stupid the more people realize first hand that Vista is a quality OS.
quote: c hw lief is toilet. NY sld ther sols to intl 4 x86/x64. had thy stad wth PPC we hv PS3 flvrd wth OSX instd uv ol yllr.
quote: I think you deserve a sex just for cracking that code.
quote: I'm usually pretty good at translating but I have to admit defeat here. Can you re-post that, in something coherent?
quote: Linux is free, and thus not supported very well. It isn't an easy thing to get a Linux distribution up and running with proper drivers and have everything working on my PC.
quote: (though Mac may soon be getting serious gaming capabilities of its own)
quote: Dont compare oranges to apples. The argument you used cant even be applied to macs so why arent OEM copies sufficient?
quote: DON'T want OEM because I can't upgrade my hardware.
quote: I just want to warn other DIY system builders of the limitations of OEM as many users may actually want the ability to switch back and forth between 64 or 32 bit versions depending on your needs of driver availability or address space.