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Vista / Windows 7 provides no real benefits

  1. #1


    John Rivers Guest

    Vista / Windows 7 provides no real benefits

    I calculated that to migrate to Vista or Windows 7 will cost close to
    £2000

    not including my time - It will take around 100 hours

    This is because many of my existing software / tools / utilities does
    not work on Vista

    and the vendors expect me to buy a new license because it is a "new
    product"
    even though it does exactly what it did before - just on a different
    OS

    Even the products that do work have problems and glitches that have to
    be worked around

    All this takes time MY VALUABLE time

    In other words I am suffering because Microsoft want money

    In the past some versions of windows were worth migrating to
    Windows 2000 and Windows XP were great

    But most of the improvements to Vista / Windows 7 are mostly
    transparent to normal users - even monster power users like me

    I believe Microsoft have a serious attitude problem

    just wait until they take full advantage of TPM to screw even more
    money out of us

    If I am wrong please point out a real tangible benefit that Vista or
    Windows 7 brings to a large percentage of users

    or to me

    I also I can no longer buy a laptop because they only come with Vista
    GPU drivers (some come with buggy unsupported XP GPU drivers - great)

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  2. #2


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Vista / Windows 7 provides no real benefits

    "John Rivers" <first10@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:5ea02dc0-34ad-4a30-9bc1-ef026aba8d1f@newsgroup
    I calculated that to migrate to Vista or Windows 7 will cost close to
    £2000

    not including my time - It will take around 100 hours

    This is because many of my existing software / tools / utilities does
    not work on Vista

    and the vendors expect me to buy a new license because it is a "new
    product"
    even though it does exactly what it did before - just on a different
    OS

    Even the products that do work have problems and glitches that have to
    be worked around

    All this takes time MY VALUABLE time

    In other words I am suffering because Microsoft want money

    In the past some versions of windows were worth migrating to
    Windows 2000 and Windows XP were great

    But most of the improvements to Vista / Windows 7 are mostly
    transparent to normal users - even monster power users like me

    I believe Microsoft have a serious attitude problem

    just wait until they take full advantage of TPM to screw even more
    money out of us

    If I am wrong please point out a real tangible benefit that Vista or
    Windows 7 brings to a large percentage of users

    or to me

    I also I can no longer buy a laptop because they only come with Vista
    GPU drivers (some come with buggy unsupported XP GPU drivers - great)


    *******************************************

    My benefit is this!

    Since using Windows 7 I have not had one single hang or crash.

    What more can I say?

    --

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience & Security


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  3. #3


    Vista Succubus Hunter Guest

    Re: Vista / Windows 7 provides no real benefits

    John Rivers wrote:

    <snipped>

    Yeah, you can cry me a river.

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    lemur's Avatar
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    Re: Vista / Windows 7 provides no real benefits

    It's not for you and that's cool. But were you looking for a solution or a shoulder?

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  5. #5


    ray Guest

    Re: Vista / Windows 7 provides no real benefits

    On Fri, 09 Oct 2009 12:27:19 -0400, Richard Urban wrote:

    > "John Rivers" <first10@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:5ea02dc0-34ad-4a30-9bc1-
    ef026aba8d1f@newsgroup...

    > I calculated that to migrate to Vista or Windows 7 will cost close to
    > £2000
    >
    > not including my time - It will take around 100 hours
    >
    > This is because many of my existing software / tools / utilities does
    > not work on Vista
    >
    > and the vendors expect me to buy a new license because it is a "new
    > product"
    > even though it does exactly what it did before - just on a different OS
    >
    > Even the products that do work have problems and glitches that have to
    > be worked around
    >
    > All this takes time MY VALUABLE time
    >
    > In other words I am suffering because Microsoft want money
    >
    > In the past some versions of windows were worth migrating to Windows
    > 2000 and Windows XP were great
    >
    > But most of the improvements to Vista / Windows 7 are mostly transparent
    > to normal users - even monster power users like me
    >
    > I believe Microsoft have a serious attitude problem
    >
    > just wait until they take full advantage of TPM to screw even more money
    > out of us
    >
    > If I am wrong please point out a real tangible benefit that Vista or
    > Windows 7 brings to a large percentage of users
    >
    > or to me
    >
    > I also I can no longer buy a laptop because they only come with Vista
    > GPU drivers (some come with buggy unsupported XP GPU drivers - great)
    >
    >
    > *******************************************
    >
    > My benefit is this!
    >
    > Since using Windows 7 I have not had one single hang or crash.
    >
    > What more can I say?
    Geez - I haven't had a single hang or crash in over five years!

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    Re: Vista / Windows 7 provides no real benefits

    Please kill this post

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  7. #7


    Vjekoslav Guest

    Re: Vista / Windows 7 provides no real benefits

    I don't know John, what you acctually use your comp for???
    Your story about windows 7 is nothing but funny.
    All the best to you.

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    Re: Vista / Windows 7 provides no real benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Vjekoslav View Post
    I don't know John, what you acctually use your comp for???
    Your story about windows 7 is nothing but funny.
    All the best to you.

    True, +1. People like John probably still deplore that the Cro Magnon came to Europe 35.000 years ago. They would have preferred the "cozy" Neandertal life.

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    Re: Vista / Windows 7 provides no real benefits

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  10. #10


    John Rivers Guest

    Re: Vista / Windows 7 provides no real benefits

    Many of you are both irritating *and* boring

    My mistake for posting in the wrong place

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