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Vista or XP?

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself! (New Members)' started by maxd, Feb 28, 2008.

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OS question: do you use Vista? or WinXP? Or Mac?

  1. Vista, love it! :)

    2 vote(s)
    5.4%
  2. Vista, it's ok. :/

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  3. Vista, it sucks. :(

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
  4. WinXP for me.

    25 vote(s)
    67.6%
  5. Mac r us.

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  6. Other.

    2 vote(s)
    5.4%
  7. What's an "OS"?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
    Feb 28, 2008
  1. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

    Occupation:
    The PAB Guy
    Location:
    Saltirelandia
    Just curious how far Vista is getting in terms of market share. I have to admit that I haven't even looked at it, wondering if I should.

    Feel free to share your thoughts.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2008
  3. SlotKing

    SlotKing Experienced Member PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    Building the Best Vehicles On Earth... Ford Escape
    Location:
    Kentucky, ya'll...
    Honestly, I thought I would absolutely despise Vista considering all the problems it had with it early on in its release - but I have to say it has grown on me quite a bit. WinXP seems antiquated to me now that I have Vista. The one slight drawback is the file system is completely re-organized and it is harder to find certain things (such as TIF's) unless you reeeeealy search for them - other than that, it works like a charm for me. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Feb 28, 2008
  5. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I ordered my Vista upgrade, but so far it has stayed in the packet.

    There seemed to be a hell of a lot of problems getting casinos to work properly, and the last thing I wanted was my gambling machine out of action during a juicy promo:D

    I expect that I will eventually upgrade to Vista once there is clear evidence that all the software and DRIVER issues have been cleared up.

    XP will eventually come to the end of it's support cycle, and by then I am sure Vista will be as free of problems as XP is now:rolleyes:
     
  6. Feb 28, 2008
  7. TDTAT

    TDTAT Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Poker
    Location:
    Gambleville
    I was leary but it came loaded on a mini lap top
    I ordered about 5 months ago and I love it
    (keep in mind I am easily impressed):D

    I have not downloaded any casinos on the machine
    so can not say how it runs with them:oops:
     
  8. Feb 28, 2008
  9. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

    Occupation:
    The PAB Guy
    Location:
    Saltirelandia
    Great feed-back guys, gracias!
     
  10. Feb 28, 2008
  11. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    I kinda like vista. It's purdy. :D

    The only real problem I've experienced w/casinos that may be Vista related is that I cannot download and install Giant Palace. (You know that software like inChili uses.) I couldn't get one of my MG casinos (villento) to update, so I uninstalled it -- but I think that's more of a MG problem than Vista (a corrupted file maybe), as other installed MG casinos work fine.

    Vista seems to require a fast processor(s), and gobs of RAM. My 1 gig RAM machine at work is ok, but I don't do much on it. My home system has 2 gigs and could use more if I were a gamer or wanted to run multiple casinos at the same time. Oh, and I'm running Vista only on new (6 months old or less) duo core, desktop systems.

    Sometimes it's hard to track down the proper drivers (if even available) for peripherals. No problem w/my old HP printers, but had to go to Canon website to find drivers for my NEW canon multi-function.
     
  12. Feb 28, 2008
  13. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots webmeister

    Occupation:
    Nursing & Run Bus Trips
    Location:
    Hartford,Ct
    Bring back Win98 lol
    I have win98 on one and xp on my main one and the win98 runs better lol
     
  14. Feb 28, 2008
  15. USA2112

    USA2112 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Rehab old dwellings and playing music/guitar/etc..
    Location:
    USA
    I'll stick with Windows XP to many bugs with Vista, plus the layouts not to good either.

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  16. Feb 28, 2008
  17. RobWin

    RobWin closed account

    Occupation:
    Who knows?
    Location:
    A Vault!
    Great video USA...thanks for that...I needed a good laugh right now...:lolup:
     
  18. Feb 28, 2008
  19. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I'd give Vista at least another year before trying it. I think more people will be switching around that time as well, for two reasons.

    #1: Most all of the bugs will be fixed
    #2: Prices for the hardware (memory & video) will be much cheaper by then and people will be able to afford a setup that runs Vista more smoothly. As it is now, you'll need to pay around $200 for a video card that is capable of taking full advantage of Vista's graphical features. If you don't, all you're getting with Vista is a suped-up version of XP.
     
  20. Feb 28, 2008
  21. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    My "admin" machine is still alive (just) with Win98. It cannot cope with casinos any longer though, it just doesn't have the processor and graphics power needed. Even the newer Crypto Marvel slots really struggle, and MG just crashes all the time.
    Other things are starting to crash now as well, including some websites that include "fancy stuff" as standard (Flash, Java, etc).
     
  22. Feb 28, 2008
  23. Matthew23

    Matthew23 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    Belfast, Northern Ireland
    I've already had to reinstall Vista twice on my brothers laptop because Vista was stuck in an endless "updating then rebooting" cycle.

    When I googled the problem all I found was a post on a forum with 100's of people complaining about the same problem and the only advice given was to reinstall.

    With XP you can google almost any problem and you'll find an answer somewhere on the internet. For these reasons I think I'll wait another year or so before switching to Vista :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2008
  24. Feb 28, 2008
  25. polli123

    polli123 Webmaster CAG webmeister

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Germany
    XP, Vista sucks!
     
  26. Feb 28, 2008
  27. littlebit

    littlebit Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Jack of all trades
    Location:
    Pasadena, Texas
    Vista vs. XP

    My son is a certified computer tech and has had two versions of Vista, which he totally hates. My daughter-in-law bought a new computer loaded with Vista, which she totally hates.

    As for myself, I've had zero problems with my XP, and it will have to be pried from my hands before I surrender it. I plan to buy an extra copy of XP to have on hand for the day my computer goes to the great beyond. If it ain't broke, don't fix it is my philosophy and XP is far from broken :>) I want to use my computer, not spend time searching for drivers and learning yet another operating system.

    Can you tell I'm somewhat biased ? Whatever you choose, good luck and happy computering. :D
     
  28. Feb 28, 2008
  29. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

    Occupation:
    The PAB Guy
    Location:
    Saltirelandia
    XP was a real step forward for MS, it's hard to imagine them repeating the performance quite so soon ... and like was said, why fix it if it ain't broke.

    Ya, that's about what I figured too. It'll be interesting to see how Micro$oft's built-in "spyware" pans out too.
     
  30. Feb 28, 2008
  31. thisisvegas

    thisisvegas Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Affiliate & Casino Manager
    Location:
    Canada
    I agree with winbig, give it 1 more year while microsoft works out all the bugs associated with Vista. I tried Vista last year and at first I was impressed but that OS eats up too many resources and I had too many conflicts with programs that I use. I got so upset with Vista that I switched back to XP which for me happened around the time I believe Dell announced that it was offering XP free for computers they provided Vista on. That says a lot to me.

    I have also been a Mac user for a little over a year and I like it too. So my desktop is XP but I have a Macbook for my laptop but I have software on it to emulate or use Windows programs. If you want to try the Mac but can't give up a few windows programs you can't live without then I recommend a few solutions: Parallels, VMWare Fusion and Bootcamp. Parallels lets you choose if you want to boot into a Windows based operating system like XP or Vista or load up Mac OS. Ironically enough Vista ran much better on my macbook than it did on my PC. At the moment I now use VMWare Fusion which allows you to run windows based programs on your mac.

    Here is a video to highlight what Fusion does. For videos on parallels or bootcamp just do a quick search on youtube.
    You must register/login in order to see the link. (vmware fusion)

    Yes I am a geek :)

    John
     
  32. Feb 28, 2008
  33. silcnlayc

    silcnlayc Just one more spin pleez! CAG MM PABnonaccred PABaccred

    Occupation:
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    Location:
    Left Hungary
    Vista vs XP Pro/Home

    Being the purchaser for laptops and desktops in my office, I have seen both sides.

    At this time, I still wouldn't recommend vista due to the incompatibility of hardware/software issues with other vendors (printers,games and such).

    Vendors have not been too keen on updating drivers required to run on the vista platform for offices.

    I also have found out the Microsoft has rolled back the push to have vista become the major operating system under the Dell/HP and othe computer vendors. They have now reverted back to Windows XP Pro and Home choices whereas before they were no longer an option due to the release of vista.

    Hope this helped...
     
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  34. Feb 29, 2008
  35. wangpoker

    wangpoker Experienced Member PABnononaccred2 webmeister

    Occupation:
    affiliate marketing
    Location:
    Ontario/Canada
    I have both XP and Vista at home. I prefer XP!
    My company has updated all computers recently and still has XP installed on these Dell core 2 PCs.
    Better stick to your old XP right now.
     
  36. Feb 29, 2008
  37. sreeja

    sreeja Dormant account

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    Location:
    INIDA
    WinXP for me.Because vista is coming in .:):)








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  38. Mar 2, 2008
  39. Shocked

    Shocked Quit Gambling

    Occupation:
    Nurse
    Location:
    Staffs UK
    I'd pretty much converted completely to Ubuntu Linux, but then I start on all this and I don't have much choice in having to keep a smallish XP partition around as the 'download' casinos invariably are windows only.

    Still use Linux most of the time though.
     

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