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Still trying to use Vista

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#1
At the beginning I will state that I cannot use Vista for my primary
graphics tasks: it is too slow and unstable. Among instability issues is the
report that Vista unloads monitor calibration data every time it flashes a
warning message. This renders Vista utterly unusable for graphics work.
Poison, in fact.
However Vista is in a dual boot environment and I try to use it for other
tasks.
I installed several programs recently on both the XP and Vista side of this
dual boot machine.
Vista and XP are each on their own separate but equal hard drive with
optimized swap files, etc.
Program installation is time by your wristwatch faster in XP than on Vista.
Many installs in Vista simply seem to hang toward the end of the
installation although most ultimately complete. Most, not all.
And Vista seems utterly incapable of stably streaming most (not all, but
most) internet media for more than a few minutes without hiccoughing
regardless of codec, player, etc.
I'm glad I do not play 3d games based on what I have seen with Vista in
other hands.
I do not hate Microsoft. In fact the only computer animosity I have is
directed toward the Apple monopoly (one grand for a Macmini that has less
than $200 of obsolete hardware inside?).
Vista is just bad. Yes, Vista works for some, but so do cults, drug
addiction and mass murder.
Microsoft owes everyone a big, free rewrite ASAP.
XP with the Aero interface?
 

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Richard Urban

#2
Now that you are finished venting your spleen, DO YOU WANT HELP?

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If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

"nsag" <fac@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:356AF5F9-9502-440C-966E-419A780F662E@microsoft.com...
> At the beginning I will state that I cannot use Vista for my primary
> graphics tasks: it is too slow and unstable. Among instability issues is
> the report that Vista unloads monitor calibration data every time it
> flashes a warning message. This renders Vista utterly unusable for
> graphics work. Poison, in fact.
> However Vista is in a dual boot environment and I try to use it for other
> tasks.
> I installed several programs recently on both the XP and Vista side of
> this dual boot machine.
> Vista and XP are each on their own separate but equal hard drive with
> optimized swap files, etc.
> Program installation is time by your wristwatch faster in XP than on
> Vista. Many installs in Vista simply seem to hang toward the end of the
> installation although most ultimately complete. Most, not all.
> And Vista seems utterly incapable of stably streaming most (not all, but
> most) internet media for more than a few minutes without hiccoughing
> regardless of codec, player, etc.
> I'm glad I do not play 3d games based on what I have seen with Vista in
> other hands.
> I do not hate Microsoft. In fact the only computer animosity I have is
> directed toward the Apple monopoly (one grand for a Macmini that has less
> than $200 of obsolete hardware inside?).
> Vista is just bad. Yes, Vista works for some, but so do cults, drug
> addiction and mass murder.
> Microsoft owes everyone a big, free rewrite ASAP.
> XP with the Aero interface?
 

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Bill Yanaire

#3
You shouldn't be using computers. I think you need an Etch-A-Sketch!


"nsag" <fac@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:356AF5F9-9502-440C-966E-419A780F662E@microsoft.com...
> At the beginning I will state that I cannot use Vista for my primary
> graphics tasks: it is too slow and unstable. Among instability issues is
> the report that Vista unloads monitor calibration data every time it
> flashes a warning message. This renders Vista utterly unusable for
> graphics work. Poison, in fact.
> However Vista is in a dual boot environment and I try to use it for other
> tasks.
> I installed several programs recently on both the XP and Vista side of
> this dual boot machine.
> Vista and XP are each on their own separate but equal hard drive with
> optimized swap files, etc.
> Program installation is time by your wristwatch faster in XP than on
> Vista. Many installs in Vista simply seem to hang toward the end of the
> installation although most ultimately complete. Most, not all.
> And Vista seems utterly incapable of stably streaming most (not all, but
> most) internet media for more than a few minutes without hiccoughing
> regardless of codec, player, etc.
> I'm glad I do not play 3d games based on what I have seen with Vista in
> other hands.
> I do not hate Microsoft. In fact the only computer animosity I have is
> directed toward the Apple monopoly (one grand for a Macmini that has less
> than $200 of obsolete hardware inside?).
> Vista is just bad. Yes, Vista works for some, but so do cults, drug
> addiction and mass murder.
> Microsoft owes everyone a big, free rewrite ASAP.
> XP with the Aero interface?
 

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Mike Hall MVP

#4
Sorry to say that streaming video and 3d games run well on my computer.. the
problems you experience are not universal, and MS owes nobody a rewrite..


"nsag" <fac@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:356AF5F9-9502-440C-966E-419A780F662E@microsoft.com...
> At the beginning I will state that I cannot use Vista for my primary
> graphics tasks: it is too slow and unstable. Among instability issues is
> the report that Vista unloads monitor calibration data every time it
> flashes a warning message. This renders Vista utterly unusable for
> graphics work. Poison, in fact.
> However Vista is in a dual boot environment and I try to use it for other
> tasks.
> I installed several programs recently on both the XP and Vista side of
> this dual boot machine.
> Vista and XP are each on their own separate but equal hard drive with
> optimized swap files, etc.
> Program installation is time by your wristwatch faster in XP than on
> Vista. Many installs in Vista simply seem to hang toward the end of the
> installation although most ultimately complete. Most, not all.
> And Vista seems utterly incapable of stably streaming most (not all, but
> most) internet media for more than a few minutes without hiccoughing
> regardless of codec, player, etc.
> I'm glad I do not play 3d games based on what I have seen with Vista in
> other hands.
> I do not hate Microsoft. In fact the only computer animosity I have is
> directed toward the Apple monopoly (one grand for a Macmini that has less
> than $200 of obsolete hardware inside?).
> Vista is just bad. Yes, Vista works for some, but so do cults, drug
> addiction and mass murder.
> Microsoft owes everyone a big, free rewrite ASAP.
> XP with the Aero interface?


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Mike Hall
MS MVP Windows Shell/User
http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
 

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tomlives2000

#5
try upgrading motherboard to something other than a 386 processor running a
33 mhz. You might even get a staker to run 66 mhz. But it is probably your
1200 baud modem causing the delayed speeds.
"Mike Hall MVP" <mikehall@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:O6WZQIWnHHA.1244@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Sorry to say that streaming video and 3d games run well on my computer..
> the problems you experience are not universal, and MS owes nobody a
> rewrite..
>
>
> "nsag" <fac@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:356AF5F9-9502-440C-966E-419A780F662E@microsoft.com...
>> At the beginning I will state that I cannot use Vista for my primary
>> graphics tasks: it is too slow and unstable. Among instability issues is
>> the report that Vista unloads monitor calibration data every time it
>> flashes a warning message. This renders Vista utterly unusable for
>> graphics work. Poison, in fact.
>> However Vista is in a dual boot environment and I try to use it for other
>> tasks.
>> I installed several programs recently on both the XP and Vista side of
>> this dual boot machine.
>> Vista and XP are each on their own separate but equal hard drive with
>> optimized swap files, etc.
>> Program installation is time by your wristwatch faster in XP than on
>> Vista. Many installs in Vista simply seem to hang toward the end of the
>> installation although most ultimately complete. Most, not all.
>> And Vista seems utterly incapable of stably streaming most (not all, but
>> most) internet media for more than a few minutes without hiccoughing
>> regardless of codec, player, etc.
>> I'm glad I do not play 3d games based on what I have seen with Vista in
>> other hands.
>> I do not hate Microsoft. In fact the only computer animosity I have is
>> directed toward the Apple monopoly (one grand for a Macmini that has less
>> than $200 of obsolete hardware inside?).
>> Vista is just bad. Yes, Vista works for some, but so do cults, drug
>> addiction and mass murder.
>> Microsoft owes everyone a big, free rewrite ASAP.
>> XP with the Aero interface?

>
> --
>
>
> Mike Hall
> MS MVP Windows Shell/User
> http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
>
>
>
 

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#6
On Wed, 23 May 2007 13:44:37 -0400, Mike Hall MVP wrote:

> Sorry to say that streaming video and 3d games run well on my computer.. the
> problems you experience are not universal, and MS owes nobody a rewrite..
>


So why are you sorry that streaming video and 3d games run well? You're
right about the rewrite - caveat emptor.


>
> "nsag" <fac@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:356AF5F9-9502-440C-966E-419A780F662E@microsoft.com...
>> At the beginning I will state that I cannot use Vista for my primary
>> graphics tasks: it is too slow and unstable. Among instability issues is
>> the report that Vista unloads monitor calibration data every time it
>> flashes a warning message. This renders Vista utterly unusable for
>> graphics work. Poison, in fact.
>> However Vista is in a dual boot environment and I try to use it for other
>> tasks.
>> I installed several programs recently on both the XP and Vista side of
>> this dual boot machine.
>> Vista and XP are each on their own separate but equal hard drive with
>> optimized swap files, etc.
>> Program installation is time by your wristwatch faster in XP than on
>> Vista. Many installs in Vista simply seem to hang toward the end of the
>> installation although most ultimately complete. Most, not all.
>> And Vista seems utterly incapable of stably streaming most (not all, but
>> most) internet media for more than a few minutes without hiccoughing
>> regardless of codec, player, etc.
>> I'm glad I do not play 3d games based on what I have seen with Vista in
>> other hands.
>> I do not hate Microsoft. In fact the only computer animosity I have is
>> directed toward the Apple monopoly (one grand for a Macmini that has less
>> than $200 of obsolete hardware inside?).
>> Vista is just bad. Yes, Vista works for some, but so do cults, drug
>> addiction and mass murder.
>> Microsoft owes everyone a big, free rewrite ASAP.
>> XP with the Aero interface?
 

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