vista sp1 comment from microsoft

  sunny staines 12:51 08 Mar 2007
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  Kate B 12:54 08 Mar 2007

I think people like to sound clever when they huff sagely about waiting till SP1. Vista is a very good OS. The only issues as far as I can see is with third-party vendors. I'm really pleased I'm using it.

  sunny staines 13:03 08 Mar 2007

not got it yet but thought some might like the article. I ran beta rc1 / rc2 still undecided, happy with XP the high price of vista has stalled my enthusiasm i will wait and see what sp1 brings.

  [email protected] 13:16 08 Mar 2007

what is it about vista that you find better than xp? and do you find it was value for money? im just curious

  Kate B 13:52 08 Mar 2007

I like the search facility - it's much more intuitive; and I like the interface. And I think it's a logical step on from XP. If I had kids I'd think it a pretty essential upgrade as the parental controls are so good. I also like the way it handles pictures.

I can't comment on it being value for money as my copy of Ultimate came from the press office but put it this way: I doubt I'd have paid for a full copy of Ultimate but I almost certainly would have shelled out for an upgrade to Home Premium or an OEM of Ultimate.

  [email protected] 14:05 08 Mar 2007

thanks for your reply, i agree with the search, great for beginners like me! i just found most of the other features, like parental controls, i had on my av package anyway, the 2 av packages i have tried also control registry changes and monitor programs in the trusted zone, so i wondered if the frequent allow pop ups (a pet hate of mine) were overkill?
i agree it's a much smoother experience to xp, but felt these cosmetic features to be rather demanding on the system, ie you have to have a pretty powerful system to support it.
and felt the compatibility issues outweighed the benefits, i also had problems with my pc freezing, if i left it doing nothing and had to turn off by holding the power button down.
thanks again for your reply
adam

  [email protected] 14:10 08 Mar 2007

and in my usual half soaked manner, i spent £219 on home premium, (I know, I know!)

  Kate B 14:21 08 Mar 2007

Hey, I spend money on all sorts of stupid things. If you've got it and it makes you happy, enjoy!

  [email protected] 14:25 08 Mar 2007

positive! and it does a sterling job propping up 'the stratocaster chronicles' on my bookshelf, so mustnt moan too much!

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