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Vista... a far off view

Yes, I'm running Vista.  I went ahead, took the backup 250gb EIDE drive, set it as the primary boot drive and loaded Vista Ultimate.  After I also took out the 2 512mb memory sticks, so that the system would see only 2gb of memory.  And as expected, Vista loaded perfectly and recognized all of the external hard drives without issue.  *GRUMP*  So, I have to for the time being run with 2gb until a fix is issued out.

So far, things are running well enough.  The OS is running, the eye candy is exactly that, and at least the majority of programs are running.  Not all of them, however... Nero 6 won't install at all.  I haven't had any other issues so far, but it's still early in the install procedures.  I did get Office 2007 Ultimate and loaded it... no commentary so far.

So most of my next week is going to be spent playing with and getting used to Vista.  I'm sure I'll have at least one or two frustrations, and some outright disgust at the programs...


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Dec. 24th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
That 2GB limit is right there one reason I'll wait for a long time before considering this OS. That shouldn't even have been a question of need. It should be expected that RAM is going to grown beyond what's common now, as well as capacity for everything else.

In the meanwhile, Hoppy Holidaze, Tal. =};-3
Dec. 25th, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
Seen this?

A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection

"Covert disabling functionalty"? I think my next desktop will follow my laptop example and go Mac.

Dec. 25th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Vista
Yes, I read that. Personally, it's similar to shouting out 'MOVIE!' in a crowded fire. We know Microsoft's been moving towards this direction for a long time. The problem is that trying to graft it onto a system that is already outdated isn't going to help things. Much like when Apple ditched the original OS for the BSD core that makes up OS X, the only way to really improve Windows will be to ditch it completely.

Not that Microsoft will, as long as they hold more than 85% of the market. And as long as companies can get systems locked down to keep their employees from going to yahoo.com or google.com, the happier they'll be.

Me? The only reason I'm using it is to get used to what I'll have to face when my company and our employer (The USAF and DoD) begin switching over. Then life will really get interesting.

At least it's not the NMCI system... otherwise known as No More Computing In-House. Think your system is slow? Boot a system on NMCI and you've got time to go down and get coffee, a danish and watch the headlines on CNN Headline News before the machine's ready to be worked on.
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