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  1. hesonly5 is offline Hungry Hungry Hippos! :D
     
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    Default Microsoft Tricks Vista-haters.

    Quote Originally Posted by cnet.com
    REDMOND, Wash.--After months of searching for ways to defend its oft-maligned Windows operating system, Microsoft may just have found its best weapon: Vista's skeptics.

    Spurred by an e-mail from someone deep in the marketing ranks, Microsoft last week traveled to San Francisco, rounding up Windows XP users who had negative impressions of Vista. The subjects were put on video, asked about their Vista impressions, and then shown a "new" operating system, code-named Mojave. More than 90 percent gave positive feedback on what they saw. Then they were told that "Mojave" was actually Windows Vista.

    "Oh wow," said one user, eliciting exactly the exclamation that Microsoft had hoped to garner when it first released the operating system more than 18 months ago. Instead, the operating system got mixed reviews and criticisms for its lack of compatibility and other headaches.

    To be sure, the focus groups didn't have to install Vista or hook it up to their existing home network. Still, the emotional appeal of the "everyman" trying Vista and liking it clearly packs an emotional punch, something the company has desperately needed. Microsoft is still trying to figure out just how it will use the Mojave footage in its marketing, though it will clearly have a place..... Full Story

    Told you Vista was a decent operating system


  2. Nipper is offline \/ The REAL TDUCk \/
     
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    Just shows that people who hate on Vista have never actually tried it....
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  3. RB26DETT is offline Banned
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    yeah. i got no complaints about vista except for some accessories drivers that don't work well with vista.

  4. iBilo is offline ;)
     
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    Yeah, some drivers aren't compatible with Vista but its a very good OS.


  5. hesonly5 is offline Hungry Hungry Hippos! :D
     
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    The drivers thing is not Vista's problem though. That's bad programming on the hardware end.

  6. Speedtouch is offline I Wish I Was Special.
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    Vista was brilliant to me. My computer died and I never got round to re-installing it (I had it on dual boot with XP). And I had it reasonably soon after it came out, so now it must be much better!

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  7. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    I have vista ultimate now and I'm glad a went with it, much better than XP ever was

  8. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by randomus_r »
    The drivers thing is not Vista's problem though. That's bad programming on the hardware end.
    Not true, Microsoft changed the way drivers need to be programmed and configured to work on Vista and thus if the Hardware manufacturer's didn't have the new driver ready then Vista was more than likely to not respond well with it. Basically when you have as big a monopoly as Microsoft you can say "now we want to do it this way and this means you need to do as we do".

    Microsoft OS's are never really good to go until about Service Pack 2 anyway. Vista is very resource heavy where it doesn't have to be also. I wish for the day that Apple make OSX for Windows.
    I'm a bit mental.

  9. hesonly5 is offline Hungry Hungry Hippos! :D
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo »
    Not true, Microsoft changed the way drivers need to be programmed and configured to work on Vista and thus if the Hardware manufacturer's didn't have the new driver ready then Vista was more than likely to not respond well with it. Basically when you have as big a monopoly as Microsoft you can say "now we want to do it this way and this means you need to do as we do".

    Microsoft OS's are never really good to go until about Service Pack 2 anyway. Vista is very resource heavy where it doesn't have to be also. I wish for the day that Apple make OSX for Windows.
    Oh whoops, didn't know that

    Anyways, I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that it's not relatively easy to boot OSX from a Leopard Retail DVD... [link]

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    indeed, a hackintosh is a very easy piece of kit to do if you are able to tell your arse from your elbow. Its rediculouly light, mine cost about 150 to buy all the stuff i needed.

    I still dislike Vista, I dont like teh way it tries to get you to put everything you have on the C drive, or the way that using 'my computer' is like doing brain surgery on yourself whilst simultaneously doing the tightrope. it just feels awkward to me
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  11. HavockJoker is offline PGR4 Master
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    Lol. I need to get vista for DX10 with the GTX 280 or 9800GX2




  12. RB26DETT is offline Banned
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    oh! another thing i don't like about vista. the user account control. >.<

  13. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    Quote Originally Posted by RB26DETT »
    oh! another thing i don't like about vista. the user account control. >.<
    You can turn that off, it bugged me for about an hour before I turned it off

  14. RB26DETT is offline Banned
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    i've heard you can turn it off. how?

  15. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    Quote Originally Posted by RB26DETT »
    i've heard you can turn it off. how?
    Get the control panel up and in the top right search box type in UAC and it should come up with the option to turn it on or off

    EDIT: I think you need to reboot after as well

  16. RB26DETT is offline Banned
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    thanks. +rep

  17. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    If you get the dialogue box at the bottom left saying hat UAC is turned off, do this


    • Click the start button and type secpol.msc
    • Go into local policy and then security options
    • Find "User Account Control: Behavior of the Elevation prompt for administrator's in Admin Approval Mode"
    • Change it to elevate without Prompting

    That will get rid of all the crappy UAC popups and warnings if you are on an admin account

  18. RB26DETT is offline Banned
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    nothing comes up when i search secpol.msc

    i'm on admin btw

  19. RB26DETT is offline Banned
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    nevermind. just had to reboot, all fine now.

    thanks anyway.

  20. RB26DETT is offline Banned
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