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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support for Vista Today, End of Support for XP in 2014

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  1. syeef

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    I still use Vista on my Laptop.
     
  2. Steevo

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    I used to run a FreeBSD box as my firewall/router/server. Shits hardcore yo/
     
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    For me, Windows 7 is the best OS I've ever used, after Windows XP, of course. :toast:
     
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    lol?
     
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    I dropped XP like a bad habit after Vista SP1.
     
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    Erm Idk, XP was slow booting compared to 98SE, after 7 came out despite more services 7 boots as fast if not faster than 98SE does
     
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    Indeed. But I have to disagree with program load. I found Vista to load my programs equally as fast as my 7 does.

    Of course my Phenom X4 + 4GB of RAM is not an old Pentium 4 + 512MB.

    Always talking 32bit versions.
     
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    2-3 more weeks for next LTS Ubuntu (and its assorted flavors) ... I just hope it runs as fast as XP. I've got a laptop with Pentium M CPU and only 0.75 GB of RAM that runs Windows allright but alas its screen resolution is 1920x1200 which is totally useless (tiny miniscule pixels, letters, icons etc.) and Windows driver doesn't allow downscaling by the factor of 2 (to 960x600) and the DPI change makes the user interface fugly. This resolution works perfectly under X however (I tested already :) ) so, yeah, can't wait ... so many exciting things due to come out in computerworld this spring !
     
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    My Laptop is a P4 with 2 GB of ram- runs fine with intel drivers and AMD drivers for video

    My Sig Rig is AXP with 2 Gigs Ram- drivers are lacking thanks to NV for Mobo

    My Bros machine i built in september is effin quick

    98SE can only support about 1.5GBs of ram before it says it cant handle no more
     
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    I'm still on XP pro if that tells you anything! haha. :roll:
     
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    I still do, awesome stuff! :rockout:
     
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    vista - pass; and still waiting for Win7 SP2 to try it out
     
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    Nothing wrong with that if it works for ya. Only issue I would see is security problems but if your off line and it works there is no need.
     
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    You cant just use the Vista driver for Win7 or install it in compatibility mode in Win7.
     
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    Try this site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx
     
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    Meh, the people who are still using vista probably don't update their computer much anyway.
     
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    i dont care anymore about it because my primary OS is Slackware Linux. Unix/Linux FTW
     
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    i'm glad it still gets security patches, because i've got about 30 licence keys for it still, thanks to technet XD
     
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    It's past due both XP and Vista need to die!
     
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    but how do you play teh gamez!!!111 :laugh:
     
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    i dont have much time to play any games.. :D
    i built my rig primarily for supporting my work, in case sometimes i wanna play the gamez then simply switch back to my secondary OS :D
     
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    Thats the most funniest thing I've read in years!! :roll::laugh:

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    I tried everything, it just don't work with WinDVR 3.0
    I also tried newer versions of WinDVR but they just can't record in NTSC whenever the tapes are PAL (I do the convertion to make the DVD more compliant)
    The other problem is my sound card, I would always record with that sound card (an EMU 0404) when in 7 WinDVR doesn't detect it because it just doesn't support WDDMWMWMR drivers (or whatever they are called).

    So its a combination of things (software + video capture card + sound card) that all together don't work in 7. Its a shame actually.

    And you won't believe this but for macrovision protected tapes I have to use windows XP with the original Encore DVR. In Vista or Seven WinDVR refuses to record macrovision protected tapes. And I'm not sure why in the world cameramen records and macrovision-protect a wedding party. They are nuts. Hopefully it barely happens, most tapes aren't protected.

    Of course Encore DVR is the only one working globally in any OS but still, it has problems under 7 or Vista. Also I can't capture Half D1 resolution with Encore software,

    unless I'm willing to record and then reencode. This is a big no no for my business. A waste of time. My software has to capture and record to a DVD compliant file, ready to do the authoring on DVDLab without serious reencoding. Hey, if I had to reencode, I would just buy some expensive Pinnacle pro card or whatever. But I don't want to reencode and don't want to spend such an amount of money on hardware

    Sheesh. I just use WinDVR and all problems gone, And if it works on Vista I'll stick with Vista I'm affraid. I still have a minor problem. When capturing, I can't see what I am capturing. I don't have this problem in XP. But its ok as long as what it captures is ok. because I'm not present during capture.

    So yeah my work is done by my computer and several VCRs. They pay some bills and feed me. I have to do PC repairs too to reach my salary goal... these times aren't the best.
     
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    MS and alternatives do have pros and cons

    Depends what you want out of it regarding Linux.

    Ubuntu 11.10 I found relatively easy to get into after I toyed with it for a while in a VM (VirtualBox Virtual Machine) before turning it (webmin, LAMP and a host of other things) into a capable file server OS. Sure it's not as popular as say FreeBSD/NAS with zfs but I'm happy with what I've been getting out of it for my needs (a free and more fully featured alternative to MS WHS). :)

    I however couldn't see myself using Ubuntu in place of Win 7 for my everyday machines, given the programs I use and preference to avoid the extra hurdles that would come with getting Windows games to work/emulate on a Linux based OS.
     

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