Monday, December 17, 2007

An beautiful Vista

This is an amusing article: a full review of the benefits of "upgrading" to XP...
I have finally decided to take the plunge. Last night I upgraded my Vista desktop machine to Windows XP, and this afternoon I will be doing the same to my laptop.

Well, I laughed. And laughed. And laughed and laughed and laughed and...

16 comments:

mitch said...

I have similarly upgraded several peoples laptops to XP because vista is a bit like gordon brown, sounded good but is a fucking disaster in practice.Me i will stick with XP cos it at least works.

Anonymous said...

When I saw Vista I took the opportunity to upgrade from XP and am now the happy owner of a macbook pro running OS/X.

Ed said...

I upgraded to XP a couple of months ago. Initially I thought Vista was good but I was wrong. Next time I shall get a Mac I think.

E said...

It is predicted that in 25 years or so computers, which are doubling in computing power every 18 months and which have already gained the intellectual capacity of a five years old, will have equalled the computing power of the human brain. At about the same time some scientists are confidently predicting that they will have unravelled the secret of consciousness itself. The result thinking computers;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.....sciousness
Think of the neuroses and personality disorders your average PC will have when loaded with the latest version of Microsoft when that happens!! I for one can’t wait.

Anonymous said...

This blog is rubbish.

Alan Douglas said...

Has there ever been one piece of software created by Bill Geeks that has worked as promised ?

Alan Douglas

Bill said...

I can sympathise! One of my laptops came with Vista HP installed and it's been a problem since I got it (in May 2007); actually after my 2nd reinstall of Vista it seems to be a lot better, specially as I didn't install Norton AV (which is what it came with originally) and insteas use Windows LiveOne Care as my anti-virus software - it seems to do the business.

My other two machines use XP and both have worked without problems since I got them (about 3yrs and and 18 months respectively).

I'm seriously thinking about a Mac when I get another machine.

Anonymous said...

Stop twatting about on PC's get a Mac you daft cunt!

John Trenchard said...

i upgraded my new Vista laptop to Linux.

Compiz Fusion vid

Sacerdote said...

I'm going to go against the mac-loving, XP-cuddling tide here. I actually quite like Vista. I've got a mixture of XP, OS-X and Vista machines (with a smattering of Linux and Windows Servers) here at Sacerdote towers.

Vista needs lots of hardware thrown at it, and it's a little grumpy about networking heterogeneously, but given suitably Vista'd hardware drivers and a clean install, it hums along happily. It doesn't crash as much as my XP boxes either.

tyger said...

There was no reason for Microsoft to get upgraditis. XP has awesome penetration, is massively supported, and, save for the need of another service pack to remedy the security holes, is stable and fairly good on performance.

Some tweaks, bells 'n whistles, would have sufficed. Not an entire new rebuild.

Anonymous said...

Mac users blow goats.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Anon,

Yes, but we do it with style...

DK

Anonymous said...

Talking of style...
http://www.razerpro.com/.

Mouse has 7 buttons...maybe too much for Mac users.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Oh, please tell me that you aren't going to wheel out the one-button mouse fallacy; we've had that one sorted for some years now.

Except that I rarely use more than one button. But then, that might be because I use pro software which requires keyboard shortcuts.

DK

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess calling it Mickey would be to close to the bone.