superflush wrote:Yea, I am still running XP. Sorry, I didn't get the memo to switch to Vista. I actually got the memo that said Vista was a horrible OS. I guess a lot of people got that.
Also, in XP I can either hibernate or put in stand by..
How can you form an opinion about something you never even bothered to run full time? Did XP come with your computer? A lot of people try to install Vista on computers that came out about the time of XP's launch. It doesn't always work. Same thing with Macs. Try running Mac OS 10.5 on a G4. You're forgetting to consider the other side. There are informed people running Vista, too.
Plus, I did not say XP could not hibernate or stand by(sleep). I said Vista does a better job of it.
superflush wrote:Wow, wouldn't it be great if they didn't ship a bunch of crapware with windows machines. You're right about this, and a fresh install always helps, but you are asking everyone out there to do a new install of Windows when you buy a brand new computer. A lot of people won't want to do that. How about a principle where your computer comes without crapware on it. Far out concept, isn't it? To everybody out there, if you don't want to have to mess around with your computer just to make it function as it should, then get a Mac!!
I agree with you that getting a computer without crapware would be nice. Though you have to acknowledge it is one of the ways computer manufacturers do to offer affordable computers, especially to people with a budget. And if you don't need something, you uninstall it. Crapware is not virus. I believe you are assuming that people of our generation have little clues about maintaining computers. We grew up playing with them.
I never said everybody should do a new install of Windows when you buy a brand new computer. You are twisting my words. I brought up the fact about retail Windows installation disc to illustrate another point.
That being said, do you know what crapware is? Macs have them, too.
I hate flame wars and I don't ever want to start one. The reason why I brought up these points were because I'd like to correct a few biased ones. Like I said, I run Linux, Windows, and Mac. I don't discriminate, but I do understand that each one has its own limitations.