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Vista Looms

2006-06-17 12:27:19.712089+00 by meuon 2 comments

In a few months M$-Vista will be released, and no system I own will run it well, if at all. My dev station is a 2.2ghz AMD, Matrox Dual Head,512mb ram machine circa 2003 running RHES4 Linux. My main 800Mhz Laptop is quite happy running Kubuntu Linux, and I have a 2.4ghz HP running WinXP. And a few months after Vista is released, I'll have to buy a machine to run it well so I can test code and interface on it. I'd rather spend that money on a Mac just for the experience, but no-one's paying me for Mac things.

My point is: there is a lot of really nice hardware about to hit the market cheap. I'm hoping for a synergy of lots of "2nd class hardware" and very end-userable Linux distro's like Ubuntu and Kubuntu. Or at least, the geeks will be sucking up some nice hardware for playing around with weird stuff.

My other hope: Most people say: "Enough!". For most of the business people I run into, the current state of computer usability for what they need is pretty darn good. Spreadsheets don't take 20 minutes to recalc, Word Processors work really well... e-mail and web interfaces work..

What will Vista give you that you are missing, longing for.. that it will actually deliver?

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-18 05:31:47.465668+00 by: ebradway

There are plenty of offices still running Win2K and even WinNT. I think XP will last at least a decade...

#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-23 15:48:19.07372+00 by: DaveP

But with .net 3.0, you'll get a bunch of the Vista features (and requirements), even if you stay on Win2K or XP. Don't you feel lucky?