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Vista question
« on: Fri Feb 23, 2007 - 16:41:05 »
Ok, today confirms to me why I'm primarily a Mac guy.  I've got a new office computer, a Vista machine.  I installed MS Office 2000 with no glitches whatsoever, and it works fine.  However, I need to install SR-1, including Publisher.  It locks up at the beginning of the install process every time.  Anybody else tried this?  Any suggestions?

Also, the DVD burner built into the system (Compaq) isn't supported, but that's another issue (why on earth would a system come from the factory with hardware its own OS doesn't have drivers for??? ::doh::).

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Vista question
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Re: Vista question
« Reply #1 on: Fri Feb 23, 2007 - 16:41:57 »
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Re: Vista question
« Reply #2 on: Fri Feb 23, 2007 - 16:48:11 »
I should probably be a bit more specific.  The computer doesn't lock up, nor Vista, just the MS Office install.

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Re: Vista question
« Reply #3 on: Fri Feb 23, 2007 - 18:55:09 »
I should probably be a bit more specific.  The computer doesn't lock up, nor Vista, just the MS Office install.

I was referring to the fact that the DVD burner isn't supported.  I just don't see any reason to try Vista right now.  My XP MCE works fine.

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Re: Vista question
« Reply #4 on: Fri Feb 23, 2007 - 21:24:38 »
You know I take it in stride that Apple will have to fix something whenever the new OS ships because they spit one out every 18 to 24 months and (although it was a secret) has been developing for intel and power pc chips in a parallel manner and the worst problems are usually quirky and only impact a few users.

What I don't get is that Microsoft takes years to develop each new OS and what they release usually ought to be called a beta because its so buggy. XP was utter trash when it was released, it took Service Pack 2 to get it stable and reliable. Millenium Edition had so many problems they went to XP rather than mess with it. Win 95 was as buggy as the landfill in summer. Win 98 was probably the most stable release off the shelf they've ever made.

I live in a dual Win/OSX world and use both daily. I wouldn't be terribly worried about buying OSX 10.5 when it releases in the Spring, the only hesitancy I would have would be whether the PPC version is fully optimized when shipped because of the push for the intel machines. But there is no way I'd ever consider buying a new Win version until the first update ships because of the quality control issues.

If I were advising anyone buying computers right now I'd tell them to buy something with XP installed or I'd tell them to wait until after the first Vista update.

I love my Mac but they are terrible in their support for enterprise customers and because they don't do a great job of discounting for big purchasers it'd be hard to suggest to a business needing very many machines.

As I've said before, if I were starting a business I'd probably go with a linux based set-up because of cost

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Re: Vista question
« Reply #5 on: Sat Feb 24, 2007 - 22:05:37 »
I should probably be a bit more specific.  The computer doesn't lock up, nor Vista, just the MS Office install.

I was referring to the fact that the DVD burner isn't supported.  I just don't see any reason to try Vista right now.  My XP MCE works fine.
Yeah, it's just what came preloaded.  I was humming right along with XP on the previous one.

I think I've got it straightened out now--both problems.  Now if only HP would release a Vista driver for my printer.  ::doh::