Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 28 Nov 2006.
In light of the potential minimun specs for vista, i'd be very suprised if it gets taken up by more people in the first year as XP. At least XP can run without a hitch on older systems...
I'm going to go for a while until upgrading, at least waiting for XP SP3 to come out, because I want to see what that adds to Windows XP, and then judge if it's going to be benificial for me to upgrade.
(Brooxy said it more coherently than that, but I think I summed it up pretty well.)
I can't help thinking there are probably other "software analysts " out there who say exactly the opposite and with good reason. I don't think that the interest in the beta version is a true guide to the eventual take up. What earth shattering changes is it going to make to the average user, or the business user for that matter, bearing in mind that the business user is probably not terribly interested in the gaming potential of his systems ! A 15 percent migration in the first year compared to 12 to 14 percent for XP might sound better ( but only slightly) but it does not sound like it's going to change the world.
No go back in time to around when XP came out... Exactly the same thing was said back then... Older systems now = high tech, state of the art l33t systems back then...
SSDD [Same ****, Different Day]
Very true trailblazer.
Without the new file system, will businesses actually see any benefit of moving across any time soon. I would imagine most will see a downturn in productivity, not just from users learning a new system, but from them being too busy playing with the spangly 3d interface to do any work.
Exactly what I was going to say. People clearly have forgotten what it was like going from win 98 to XP, and the exact same things were said as well. I am going to get vista with my new build, end of.
Rather like XP, I won't be upgrading until I am forced to.
I held on to win2k until SP2 came out for XP and I expect to wait until the teething stage is over with the software.
I'll also need the hardware to actually run the latest and greatest games.
My client base is mainly SME, I have discussed Vista with most of them and none of them are willing to move next year as yet, most of them quote the XP release nightmare that was and say they will wait for SP1 to Vista before even considering migrating.
One interesting point is that there will be a build of Vista that includes Office 2007 that can be trialled for 30days and then unlocked if you want it. It will be interesting to see if Microsoft counts these versions as shipped units when they tally up the office 2007 shipping figures next year.
I've run some of the beta's and there is still alot of software that doesn't run.
I want the new OS but i'm prob going to wait for a couple of months because of the above point.
I'd glad the specs are high! I want the moile graphics sector to improve. No longer should crappy intergrated graphics be tollerated! more focus should/will be on powerful low power requirement components.
Ok, at £380 for the only version of vista worth buying being the Ultamate. I dont see how it can be adopted quicker than earlier op systems.
£380 I can buy a pc with XP. They want us to pay double for our PC's now.
simply improbable....not impossible... just improbable.
until i can afford a Dx10 card and a CPU capable of harnessing its power, i wont buy a Dx10 OS... done.
in 16hrs i have an nvidia 8800 GTX card so mite try vista on on new hdd just for kicks to see how it runs
id probly stay with XP for an bit (but i been useing xp from week 2 of it been out list of securty holes if you do not install sp2 is wurrying as some of my frends still have not obtaned copys of an XP pro(c)/home sp2 disk yet and wunder why thay get an worm virus (msblaster types) soon as thay connect to the internet)
XP has worked very well as long as the hardware is stable XP is stable (-) any software bugs from programs and mallware
This is great 'news' (if that's what it is). The more people who upgrade to Vista, the more software we will have that takes advantage of its kool new under the hood features, such as XAML, .Net 3.0, and DirectX 10.
Your loss, mate -- LOL
Most companies are just now adopting XP, Vista will be the domain of home users with their shiny new DELL's and PC World jobbies for the foreseeable future.
Only once Vista has a proven track record will big business move over and adopt it as the OS of choice.
The only reason this will sell faster than XP did, is that there are more people buying PC's than there were at the launch of XP, most of those will be new PC's from the OEM's which will have Vista preinstalled.
I'll probably be upgrading on sunday...
Office 2007, hells no. Open Office shall forever be my love.
I think the only guinea pigs who are going to hop onto Vista are going to be buyers with brand new PCs. I held onto 2K until just a couple months ago, and lately Linux is looking very tempting. . .
Quoted for truth. (Both were what I was about to say)
I've said it before and I'll say it again: MS has taught me to wait for _.11 / OSR2 / S.E. / SP1 (or SP2) / ... I'm looking looking forward to a new version of Windows, just not the first version.
Exactly what ive been thinking for a few weeks, planing on getting ubuntu when i buy my new harddrive, and the only reason for me waiting for that is 40 gig fills so damm fast dammit, stupid lack of money student c**p
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