Originally Posted by Rebo&Zooty
first, i have had old printers that didnt have spicific drivers under 2k/xp, BUT i could install an epson printer driver(the basick one from windows) and could print text, vista wouldnt let me to that, and since all i tend to print is text i would have been happy, it kept telling me i needed a spicific driver, dispite using a printer port NOT USB(i could understand the usb thing, but ltp port.....should have a basic text compatable print driver built in for old printers alot of busnesses still use like dotmatrix,inkjet and even old laser printers that nolonger have a company behind them( i have an ANCIENT laser printer in the other room thats the size of a small copy machien, can get toner for it, its steller for text, but vista dont got a text only print driver)
and your saying i haven tryed vista because i dont like it and how it works?
and the "proof" that areo has no impact has from what i have seen only been done on higher end machiens, yet you and many other vista advocates would have ppl installing it on systems with nvidia fx line or intel GMA chipsets where, to be kind it would suck the life out of the system...i have seen what areo runs like on an fx5500 card, u know xp when your using the basic vga driver, how windows studder when you move them, thats about what it felt like, and yes thats with "up to date" drivers for the videocard, i dont even wana imagin areo on intel GMA chipsets they are so bad......
there are ways to get the same fx that areo gives without need for dx9 hardware with effectivly no perf impact.
oh, u know what i dont get, why didnt ms just dump dx9 support fully on vista, force you to dual boot xp so you could play dx9 games, and requier dx10 gfx card to get areo, i mean its good that they want to make as much $ as possable off people, so they could force OEM's to sell people xp and vista dubbling their licence sales per system!!!!
they should have done that, i guarntee there would be people on here saying it was the koolist best move ms ever made as they ordered another xp licence for 150bucks and a vista licence for 200.