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    The Memes Justify the End EcK's Avatar
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    Well, buying vista wasn't exactly a smart move either.
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    They sold it with a sixpack of beer and I couldnt resist
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    Quote Originally Posted by EcK View Post
    Well, buying vista wasn't exactly a smart move either.
    That's why I'm glad I'm not the one who bought it.

    Seriously, someone else got it with my computer, and I didn't want to buy a second copy of XP (I already had one running on my old computer), so I left it on there.

    But at least now I can feel satisfied that I was right, and that it wasn't a good buy.

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    I live in China. Operating systems cost 5 or 6 yuan. About 1 dollar US.

    We're in yer economiz, inflating yer pricez.



    And when I bought a laptop recently, it came with Vista. Did not want. Downgraded that sucker as soon as I got home.
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    I'd want to vote, but I use XP at work, OSX on my Mac, and XP and Arch on my desktop. I had to use Vista once in a meeting for Powerpoint and ended up asking someone else to do it for me. I've also wiped Vista OEM once.
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    I had a laptop with Vista. It had a decent graphics card and 1 GB of RAM, but ran like it had 256 MB of RAM. I hate that fucking laptop, I just use my desktop computer with XP on it.

    Is there any real reason to swap to Windows 7?
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    more ram again , Vista used like 1,2 GB of my 4 GB RAM after a fresh installation with nothin running, while win7 is at healthy 350 mb again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    That's why I'm glad I'm not the one who bought it.

    Seriously, someone else got it with my computer, and I didn't want to buy a second copy of XP (I already had one running on my old computer), so I left it on there.

    But at least now I can feel satisfied that I was right, and that it wasn't a good buy.
    Oh, I'd be blas of being right all the time if it wasn't such a good reason to love myself.
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    I've found that the "dud" windows upgrades are pretty easy to see coming.

    If the new thing adds enough functionality to warrent the expense, buy it. Otherwise wait. Vista didn't add any value over XP for me, so paying money for nothing was a no-brainer.

    Microsoft could have forced the option though. If they stopped patching I would have eventually become paranoid of security vulnurabilities.

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    It's kinda nuts to me that people talk about upgrading their OS like they really have no choice. It just goes to show how monopolistic Microsoft still is. I heard Google was working on their own basic OS. Microsoft's answer to this is not to improve Vista, but instead to launch Bing, their own search engine.

    I voted other, because I was happy with XP, but my computer died and the one I bought just happened to have Vista on it. I try to resist "upgrading" my OS as much as possible. Also if you haven't seen this video yet, then yes it is for real, and yes it is totally creepy:

    [youtube=1cX4t5-YpHQ]Creepy Windows 7 comercial[/youtube]
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