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Old 01-22-2008, 09:28 PM
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Microsoft Vista

Looks like I might need a new pc.

There is limited flexibility for configurations with the "big" manufacturers for an XP box

So,...

Is anyone using any plug-ins that don't work well in Vista- Do Impressionist and Buzz Pro work ok?

Thanks for any compatibility info you gan give

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Old 01-22-2008, 11:12 PM
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Re: Microsoft Vista

I have yet to upgrade. I prefer to wait until service pack 2 comes out, so the bugs will be fixed.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:29 AM
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Re: Microsoft Vista

I have had problems with a few plugins, but with only one exception they were eventually patched to work with Vista.

The primary problem is that Vista has strict rules on where apps are allowed to place files. I personally feel this is a good thing, but then I don't write apps. So if an installer trys to install apps that place files in illegal areas, they either fail or the app fails.

You can manually defeat this by running the installer with admin priveledges, but that defeats the entire point.
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:27 AM
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Re: Microsoft Vista

I have had the trial buzz run ok on vista I havent got round to trying impressionist yet. If i get time i will try it out soon
One thing i have found with vista home edition is, it isnt as bad as feared, I had to download a couple of drivers for things but that is all really

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Old 01-23-2008, 02:15 PM
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Re: Microsoft Vista

Thanks All

It sounds like Vista being the kiss of death is somewhat exaggerated. That being said - moving applications and settings is not for the faint of heart or energy, anytime.

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Old 01-23-2008, 02:34 PM
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Re: Microsoft Vista

Impressionist works fine and so does Buzz. I haven't found a plug-in that doesn't.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:12 PM
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Re: Microsoft Vista

Vista is a heap of junk, if you have any sense you will stick with XP. Or you could go for an improvement by switching to OS X or Linux. Microsoft were already working on their next OS before Vista was actually released. That seems like a great was to treat your millions of customers.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:39 PM
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Re: Microsoft Vista

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Vista is a heap of junk, if you have any sense you will stick with XP. Or you could go for an improvement by switching to OS X or Linux. Microsoft were already working on their next OS before Vista was actually released. That seems like a great was to treat your millions of customers.
I'm curious: How long did you use Vista before arriving at your conclusion -- or is your opinion based on what you read and/or heard from others?

I opted to upgrade from W2K to XP instead of Vista because it's been my experience that ver 1.0 of any new OS tends to be a little rough around the edges.

FYI: Large software companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Corel, etc. are working in parallel on "the next version[s]" of major products when the current version is released. (I used to work for such a company.)
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:21 PM
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Re: Microsoft Vista

I had Vista from its release until October 2007. It was on a Dell XPS laptop which was £1800 pounds worth of hardware. It is a poor operating system in comparison with XP or OSX. Dell have actually requested that Microsoft hold off on withdrawing XP and support for it. Typical Microsoft millions of customers being left high and dry if they don't switch to an OS that is not even going to last 2 years. Overall it sounds a bit like a Windows Millennium scenario.

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Old 02-02-2008, 01:15 AM
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I had Vista from its release until October 2007. It was on a Dell XPS laptop which was £1800 pounds worth of hardware. It is a poor operating system in comparison with XP or OSX. Dell have actually requested that Microsoft hold off on withdrawing XP and support for it. Typical Microsoft millions of customers being left high and dry if they don't switch to an OS that is not even going to last 2 years. Overall it sounds a bit like a Windows Millennium scenario.

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Your hands on experience adds considerable credibility to your assessment. Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with it on your Dell laptop. That's a lot of money. Did you replace Vista with XP, or get another laptop?

Was in unreliable? Slow? Problems with application compatibility? Other issues?

I was aware of plans to extend XP support. Didn't know Dell had a hand in that.
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