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Subject:RE: Is Vista "there" yet? From:David Hailey <david -dot- hailey -at- usu -dot- edu> To:"techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Thu, 29 May 2008 10:08:23 -0600
"But to be fair, shouldn't a good portion of your frustration and anger be directed at Adobe, Wacom, and HP?"
I have a Wacom tablet on an XP machine, and it not only runs fine, but I didn't have to install the driver; it was already in XP.
HP is a different problem. I have problems with my printers on all my machines. I have one in my office that occasionally prints out "HELP" and nothing else. Go figure.
When working in PhotoShop on my Vista computer, I found that the processes took way too long. The system often hung-up or the program shut down without warning. When I finally, checked my task manager for performance, I found that I was using well over 60% of my RAM when I did nothing more than have programs loaded but idling -- PhotoShop, DreamWeaver, Flash. When I shut down all programs and rebooted, I found the OS was still using a little more than 40% of my ram. This problem is strictly. I'm currently touring the Internet, looking for fixes to the memory hog problem.
I run Maya and 3ds Max 6 on one of my XP computers and can't imagine using them on Vista.
I was soooo looking forward to Longhorn's release -- imagine my disappointment.
David E. Hailey, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor -- Professional and Technical Writing
Utah State University
dhailey -at- english -dot- usu -dot- edu
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