Solved

Dear Uncle Bill (Gates).......YYYYYYYYYYY?

Posted on 2008-10-28
7
122 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
My father just got Vista.
I got XP last November.
Now alot of noise about Windows 7.
So, based on your experiences when will they stop supporting XP and Vista with automatic updates?

I heard that XP was more popular than Vista and I saw a news story tonight that Windows 7 will correct the mistakes they made when they created Vista. I suggested my father go with XP but he refused.
0
Comment
Question by:nickg5
7 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
KCTS earned 125 total points
ID: 22827367
0
 
LVL 25

Author Comment

by:nickg5
ID: 22827399
anyone got opinions on what the issues were with Vista......what new features on Windows 7....?
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 22827406
0
How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

 
LVL 25

Author Comment

by:nickg5
ID: 22827409
I did not see anything about automatic updates on that link....
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 22827441
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:sliiconman
sliiconman earned 50 total points
ID: 22827611
Windows 7 Beta was released today for Dev so its really coming, help us all!!  You can buy Vista and get a license deal with the VAR to still install XP legally. See what happens, Vista is much like Windows ME was just better, if you can imagine that.
0
 
LVL 77

Assisted Solution

by:Rob Williams
Rob Williams earned 75 total points
ID: 22828174
Vista has received a "bad rap". It is an excellent stable operating system, probably more so than XP. The only issues are drivers for existing attached hardware such as legacy scanners, and some software applications. We heard the same arguments with Windows 2000, XP, and even XP SP2.
XP will be supported for a long time. There is no need to change but Vista is an excellent choice if buying a new PC. Windows 7 was released today in a pre-beta format. It will be a long time before it is commercially available, and the differences between it an Vista are relatively minor. There were some major changes with Vista but that was primarily due to such a long time between releases of operating systems (5 years). Steve Balmer of Microsoft said, that will not happen again.
0

Featured Post

What Is Threat Intelligence?

Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

Join & Write a Comment

One of the biggest challenges facing freelancers is balancing multiple projects and deadlines. Organizational skills and time management are key to keeping up with projects and staying on track. Luckily, we’ve curated seven tools to help you focus o…
If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
Notifications on Experts Exchange help you keep track of your activity and updates in one place. Watch this video to learn how to use them on the site to quickly access the content that matters to you.
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now