DON'T BUY VISTA!! - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-19-2007, 02:35 PM   #21
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Delaware & Long Island NY
Posts: 3,239
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Shadow is on a distinguished road
Default

Only problems I have so far with vista is there are too many things waiting for updated drivers. My maggellan 300 does not have a vista driver yet and my hp 1020 printer just got one like last week. Soundblaster live drivers suck as well under vista.
Shadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 02:40 PM   #22
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Delaware & Long Island NY
Posts: 3,239
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Shadow is on a distinguished road
Default Re: DON'T BUY VISTA!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by EagleKammback
We just got Winders Vista about a month and a half ago, it is the WORST operating system since 2000, ME or NT. Nothing works, and the IE is always breaking!!!!

Windows 2000 was one of the most stable OS I ever used?
Shadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 03:15 PM   #23
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadow
Only problems I have so far with vista is there are too many things waiting for updated drivers. My maggellan 300 does not have a vista driver yet and my hp 1020 printer just got one like last week. Soundblaster live drivers suck as well under vista.
That'* not MS'* fault, though. Drivers are written by the device manufacturer. Windows just tries to make generic ones that might work...
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 03:18 PM   #24
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Delaware & Long Island NY
Posts: 3,239
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Shadow is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOS95B
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadow
Only problems I have so far with vista is there are too many things waiting for updated drivers. My maggellan 300 does not have a vista driver yet and my hp 1020 printer just got one like last week. Soundblaster live drivers suck as well under vista.
That'* not MS'* fault, though. Drivers are written by the device manufacturer. Windows just tries to make generic ones that might work...

Didnt say it was I only stated problems I have encountered...jeez
Shadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 04:17 PM   #25
Darrel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by petraman
I probably will never upgrade to Vista just because it all seems like a big gravy addition. From what I've heard, it'* a total resource hog, and I'm just not into that. Win XP/Gentoo dual boot FTW!
you are wrong there my friend...

in a few years i'm sure you'll have to use vista at somepoint. its part of microsofts ploy, force the upgrades onto the consumer!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 05:08 PM   #26
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 3,693
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GoldenBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darrel
Quote:
Originally Posted by petraman
I probably will never upgrade to Vista just because it all seems like a big gravy addition. From what I've heard, it'* a total resource hog, and I'm just not into that. Win XP/Gentoo dual boot FTW!
you are wrong there my friend...

in a few years i'm sure you'll have to use vista at somepoint. its part of microsofts ploy, force the upgrades onto the consumer!!!
he could use mac os or linux...
GoldenBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 05:19 PM   #27
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wjcollier07 is on a distinguished road
Default

i love it. absolutely love it. i have absolutely no reasons to dislike it...

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoldenBullet
vista seems to only hog alot or resources when you try to run alot of things at the same time.
and matt...lmao...who'da thunk it. using memory when stuff is open
wjcollier07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 05:19 PM   #28
Retired Moderator
True Car Nut
 
Pearl_bonnie02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northwest Indiana
Posts: 3,047
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pearl_bonnie02 is on a distinguished road
Default

I have vista on my work computer and it'* just fine
Pearl_bonnie02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 05:55 PM   #29
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NEBF:06,07 | NYBF:06,07 | ONBF:06,07 | CNBF:06 & more............
Posts: 8,029
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bandit is on a distinguished road
Default

Yea... Vista is great...


Until you need to install something thats not made for it...
or
Until it breaks...
or
Until you need to configure something...

I tried it for over 6 months....

You will Find Windows Xp Pro back on my PC now. Maybe when SP1 or SP2 comes out for Vista i might try it again.
bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 06:01 PM   #30
Darrel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoldenBullet
he could use mac os or linux...
Thats true too. I was just in the "PC" mindset.


The way i look at this whole vista situation is that its an opportunity for me to learn and IF i do have trouble its a nice little challenge for me.
  Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vista Opinion (i need one, don't have one...) Darrel Lounge 7 02-08-2007 12:08 AM
89 formula bird to buy or not to buy jachin Lounge 11 02-12-2005 03:05 PM
To Buy or not To Buy? slashfan10 1987-1991 8 05-28-2004 04:30 PM
Never buy a Pontiac...only buy Fords (RANT) Buggie General GM Chat 17 08-20-2003 08:23 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:25 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.