RE: Laptop Question (off topic? I don't know)

Subject: RE: Laptop Question (off topic? I don't know)
From: John Hedtke <john -at- hedtke -dot- com>
To: "Sean Brierley" <sbrierley -at- Accu-Time -dot- com>, "techwr-l List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 08:55:28 -0700

Some recent article in some computer weekly or other said that only
about 10% of the public is using VISTA and... 70%? 80%? is using
WinXP of some flavor or other. The data for this was gathered by
monitoring the OSes that hit Google and a couple of other big sites,
which seems like a reasonable q&d sampling methodology. The
statistical results between the several sites monitored for one week
(IIRC) were very consistent, so I found the results very believable.

I certainly won't be upgrading anytime soon. I see no reason to do
so and certainly no advantage to what I'm doing. I'm sticking with
WinXP Pro and Win2003 Server.

Yours truly,

John Hedtke

At 08:44 AM 5/13/2008, Sean Brierley wrote:
>Vista is slower. Your administrator access is not complete and there are
>things you cannot administer on your VISTA computer without jumping
>through some hoops to user permissions. There's an annoying feature
>that, every time you try to do something, makes the screen go black then
>prompts you to approve or disapprove a security decision that you may or
>may not understand (this feature gets as old as FrameMaker's warning
>that your undo history will be lost ....). And, VISTA has support for
>fewer drivers ... Awww heck, I'm not a Mac guy, I don't play one on TV,
>and I haven't owned one in 15 years, but watch the Apple adverts,
>they're spot on.
>
>My recommendation: if you must buy new, get VISTA ultimate, because at
>some point, Windows XP is going away. However, don't ever upgrade your
>current computers to the VISTA OS.
>
>Cheers.
>
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>Behalf Of Hemstreet, Deborah
>Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 10:54 AM
>To: techwr-l List
>Subject: RE: Laptop Question (off topic? I don't know)
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>
> I'm still wading through all the info....
>Question: Does Gateway provide Windows XP
>
>What are the disadvantages of Windows VISTA? I've heard a LOT of bad
>about it and my husband and I are really nervous about it shutting me
>out of being able to work well at home, as well as compatibility with
>our printers, external hard drive, etc...
>
>I greatly appreciate the feedback - keep it coming!
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RE: Laptop Question (off topic? I don't know): From: Hemstreet, Deborah
RE: Laptop Question (off topic? I don't know): From: Sean Brierley

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