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Will you upgrade?

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    rjdohnert

    Will you be upgrading to Windows Vista?  Will you look for alternatives to the Windows OS?  Will you stick with Windows XP?  Why will you or why wont you be upgrading to Windows Vista?

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    jamie

    yes. no. no. speed. Smiley

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    matt0210

    Of course I will upgrade. I will be forced to when I buy my next PC next year. I don't have much of a choice I want to run Windows it will have to be Vista...

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    rjdohnert

    I intend to upgrade but will probably wait for the SP1 time frame, allows the early adopters to work out the bugs.   Unless of course Windows Vista is flawless upon RTM.

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    cain

    I currently use XP, Vista, Ubuntu, Fedora, OS X and 2003 Server.  I'll probably start using Vista as the primary OS on one of my computers now that RC1 is here.  Once it is released it will certainly be my primary os on both my desktop and laptop.  I don't know yet weather or not I'll be keeping an XP partition around on the desktop, but hopefully not.

    As for why I'll be upgrading - there are many reasons.  Improved security, improved performance, integrated search (I rarely delete anything and have nearly a TB of hard drive space in just one of my computers, so I really like this one Smiley), lots and lots of other great new features that I've been waiting for for years.

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    Rowan

    If the supposed speed improvements turn out to be true then I will probably upgrade eventually, however a fresh install typically runs faster anyway. I'd like to see how it performs after a year of heavy use, but I will still keep XP Pro for testing IE6/7 on Virtual PC.

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    geekling

    If it comes with the next computer I buy; no; I'll use it until I get a free copy of Windows Vista; too much money.

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    Zeus

    No ... I will not upgrade, unless I am buying a new computer with Vista pre-installed. I just don't see the point right now. According to the articles I am reading, Vista is nowhere near completion, and I am not going to switch my stable XP to an unstable Vista.

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    Ion Todirel

    yes

    no

    for some time

    if i have have enought power to run vista why not upgrade to vista? what other choise do i have?

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    Another_​Darren

    Zeus wrote:
    No ... I will not upgrade, unless I am buying a new computer with Vista pre-installed. I just don't see the point right now. According to the articles I am reading, Vista is nowhere near completion, and I am not going to switch my stable XP to an unstable Vista.


    Same for me. I don't see a point in paying £300 to get Vista when I don't actually need it.  I'll probably just wait for when I upgrade my laptop.

    Since part of out dekstop standard recently set at work is to stay on XP SP2 for at least 2 years then evaluate Vista (and only if Vista SP1 exists) based on the hardware costs and support lifetime of XP. 

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    Erisan

    rjdohnert wrote:
    Will you be upgrading to Windows Vista?  Will you look for alternatives to the Windows OS?  Will you stick with Windows XP?  Why will you or why wont you be upgrading to Windows Vista?


    I will not. Althought Vista RC1 feels pretty ok, it seems that it doesn't give me any extra value or reason to be used over Fedora.

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    Lee_Dale

    My next purchases will be a macbook pro and a powerful workstation machine, so ill probably have Vista running on that, saying that though I would still be running XP as well for development until such time as majority of businesses are running Vista.

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    nbradshaw

    My 2p's worth....


    upgrade - No:O
    switch - No:O
    stay with Xp - Yes:D
    Why Not - No compelling reason too!Perplexed, it's a bit like the 'Emporers New Clothes', alot of  noise and parading around but actually nothing we haven't seen or heard before!Perplexed.

    As for Office 2007 well that's in a totally different league (except Outlook 2007). IMHO:P

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    megame

    Will I upgrade to Vista: YES
    Will I look for alternatives to Windows OS: Yes - I love a good laugh
    Will I stick with XP: Why? Oh, yes- testing
    Why? Faster .NET 3.0, UAC, Speed, Developement Platform.

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    Rossj

    rjdohnert wrote:

    Will you be upgrading to Windows Vista?


    No

    rjdohnert wrote:

    Will you look for alternatives to the Windows OS?


    Yes

    rjdohnert wrote:
    Will you stick with Windows XP?


    No.

    rjdohnert wrote:

    Why will you or why wont you be upgrading to Windows Vista?


    Considering a full-time platform switch.

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    zhuo


    rjdohnert wrote:
    Will you be upgrading to Windows Vista? 


    Yes

    rjdohnert wrote:
    Will you look for alternatives to the Windows OS? 


    Yes

    rjdohnert wrote:
    Will you stick with Windows XP? 


    Don't know

    rjdohnert wrote:
    Why will you or why wont you be upgrading to Windows Vista?


    I will upgrade to Vista the same reason I would find alternatives to the Windows OS.

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    An_Angel

    Will you be upgrading to Windows Vista? 
    No plans to
    Will you look for alternatives to the Windows OS? 
    Nope
    Will you stick with Windows XP? 
    Yes
    Why will you or why wont you be upgrading to Windows Vista?
    I have no reason to upgrade a perfectly good tablet pc with an os that requires more memory and processing power than the current version.  I don't see why an operating system needs to be bigger, more CPU, memory and power hungry than the previous version.  Whatever happened to optimisation?

    The only way I would upgrade to Vista is if someone paid for my next laptop for me and for the OS etc.  No way would I do it otherwise.  I don't see where I would gain benefits from it as it stands at the moment. 

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    harumscarum

    rjdohnert wrote:
    Will you be upgrading to Windows Vista? 


    hell yeah 

    rjdohnert wrote:
    Will you look for alternatives to the Windows OS?


    hell no

    rjdohnert wrote:
    Will you stick with Windows XP?


    Not by choice.


    rjdohnert wrote:
    Why will you or why wont you be upgrading to Windows Vista?


    Gives me a chance to upgrade my home machine and because it is new it has to be good.

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