Re: Windows Vista thread (only for Windows users)
I wont be buying Vista, for starters, my Win doze PC is only used for gaming (I fly a lot on X-Plane) and "used" to play Guitar Pro but now there is a version for "other computers " so it will be relegated for gaming, as it is its not blazing fast even if I have top notch hardware, so I guess putting Vista will even make it slower and cumbersome.
The problem with MS and with Vista is the miriad of products of a miriad of vendors that interact in weird ways and some of them clash constantly, that happened when I switched (for example) from my original Nvidia 6800GTX PCI X press to a Radeon 1800 , the drivers were a nightmare to uninstall and then to put the new ATI ones, eventually the whole thing came down like a house of cards and had to reinstall from scratch XP.
A good friend of mine recomended to partition the OS on its own and th e other partition for games, programs and such, now it got viruses in most probably some info will be lost (good excuse to restart from the begining that Half Life 2!!). (th eonly time I connect to the net is when Steam acceses the database, we dont even open or have any mail instaled on there!..
Anyways I can imagine the nightmare the upgrade would be, and I consider myself lucky that MY hardware can handle Vista, but I wont...
(in case you want to know)
MoBo is a MSI dual SLI 939, with an AMD 3800+, 2 gig of Fast RAM, dual 160 gig hD in an array, dual CD DVD R, Radeon 1800 PCI express on an ASUS Vento cabinet and a "insert evil brand here" 23 inch flat panel applecinema monitor.
For the price MS charges for Vista, I wonder what would happen if "new" hardware did NOT ship with it installed, would you pay its price?