What are your thoughts on Vista?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by mark_digital©, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. MS will send you the service pack CD XP SP2 free (at least they did
    once). No need to download.

    MS Office 2001? Never heard of it - Office 2000 yes. Photoshop 7 - a bit
    memory intensive. Perhaps it was actually your hardware which wasn't 100%
    (or the drivers as I mentioned).

    Sorry to hear of your troubles, though.

    David J Taylor, Dec 25, 2006
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  2. Right, there's no MS Office 2001. There was 2000, XP, 2003, and now 2007.
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Dec 25, 2006
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  3. I suspect that you need to RTFM. Word does you lots of "favors" that are
    sometimes the right thing and sometimes aren't. My best guess is that for
    people who spend a lot of time with somewhat complex documents, those favors
    end up being the right thing, but understanding why is hard.
    Dunno about other languages, but English XP handles Japanese just fine.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Dec 26, 2006
  4. Under Control Panel -> Regional and Language Options, on the "Languages" tab
    there's a check box for "Install files for East Asian Languages" which needs
    to be checked.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Dec 26, 2006
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    John Turco Guest

    Hello, Christopher:

    How horrible! I hate it, when brutal reality intrudes upon the Internet
    experience. "Cyberspace" seems to be a carefree fantasy world, many

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Dec 30, 2006
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    John Turco Guest

    Hello, ASSAR:

    I began with Windows 3.1 and DOS 6.2, when first accessing the Internet,
    in January of 1996. "Prodigy" free-trial software (which came with my
    Pionex 486DX2 66MHz computer) got me started, and I later tried out
    CompuServe and some BBSes, also.

    The BBSes required Unix software (emulated in Windows), as I recall. I
    truly hated it, as I needed to use the command line with it (nor could I
    seem to master the commands, for that matter).

    When I settled on my current ISP (Concentric), in February '96, I was
    pleased to move on to Netscape Navigator 2.0 (for the WWW and Usenet)
    and Eudora Lite (e-mail), which were far more mouse-friendly. ;-)

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Dec 30, 2006
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    John Turco Guest

    Hello, Randall:

    Says who? I've been doing it, successfully, for nearly 11 straight

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Dec 30, 2006
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    John Turco Guest

    Hello, Stewy:

    Thanks, for the warning. I'm proceeding with caution, and my (OEM)
    XP Home installation CD includes SP2 -- thus, I'm confident that
    I'll be able to avoid any major issues.

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Dec 30, 2006
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    ASAAR Guest

    I think that you're mistaken about BBSes requiring any kind of
    Unix software, although as they were generally text driven, it may
    have seemed as if you were running unix software. The software ran
    on the BBS's host computer, and you merely typed the commands using
    a terminal emulator program.

    When I started using BBSes I used CP/M, a simple OS that predated
    MSDOS, and which came with a collection of utility programs, many of
    which in one way or another were based on or were similar to earlier
    versions derived from unix. I used a variety of terminal emulator
    programs, such as MODEM7(.com), MEX, Procomm, etc. The earliest
    BBSes I used predated the BBS networks, so if I wanted to read or
    post messages to Ward Christensen's BBS, I had to have my terminal
    emulator dial long distance to connect with Ward's computer in
    Chicago. Eventually, network BBS software made BBSing much more
    affordable, since with dozens or hundreds of BBSes in different
    cities linked together (not in real time), only one local BBS would
    need to be dialed into. I imagine that you used the free (but crude
    and relatively stupid) terminal emulator that was provided with
    Windows. By the time I was using Window, I had settled on using
    Procomm Plus as my terminal emulator. I also used Eudora for email,
    but still have a preference for well written comm. software that
    allows extensive use of the keyboard, as it often allows much faster
    operation. The mouse is better for some operations, but for many
    others it slows you down. Using the mouse is like driving a car
    that has an automatic transmission, and I prefer the keyboard's more
    responsive manual transmission. Its main drawback, at least for
    those that can touch-type, is a slightly greater learning curve.
    Hunt'n peckers probably are better off using a mouse.
    ASAAR, Dec 30, 2006
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    John Turco Guest

    Hello, Randall:

    Are you choking on your own BS, or what? <g>

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Dec 31, 2006
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    John Turco Guest

    Hello, ASAAR:

    Well, >something< needed Unix, back then. It was a royal pain in the
    ASCII, as far as I was concerned.

    That final sentence descibes me, perfectly. <g>

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Dec 31, 2006
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    John Turco Guest

    Hello, Randall:

    I have, sometimes, gotten minor "infections," but they've been
    adware/spyware, mostly. (None of them have ever brought my system
    down, either.)

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Jan 6, 2007
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    John Turco Guest

    Hello, Phil:

    Quit mimicking your fellow "Macketeer," please. Windows is where it's
    at, Snorky! :p

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Jan 6, 2007
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    John Turco Guest

    Hello, Randall:

    I've only run such software, within the past few years (and even then,
    somewhat sporadically).

    John Turco <>
    John Turco, Jan 13, 2007
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    Jim Guest

    Yawn. Most of the underpinnings have been in Mac OS X for a year or
    more now. Most of the kernel underpinnings have been in Linux and
    Solaris for a couple of years. Then there are the backward
    compatibility issues. I suppose if you are firmly committed to the
    Windows world or have no choice, then it makes sense. But many older
    machines will not run it, and like most of what has come out of
    Redmond, it will require some real horsepower just to run.

    My Windows machine will stay at Windows 2000. Does everything I need
    it to. Meanwhile I enjoy the plug and play and mature OS of my Mac's
    Jim, Jan 14, 2007
  16. Yes, I am sure there are vulnerabilities, but none have come to the fore
    to do any damage on OSX. The reason MS has so many viruses (not virii
    for me) is it's poorly written, and there are many more sheeple using
    Doze than Macs. Exceptionally, of course, everyone on Doze reading this
    is, well, an exception to the sheeple comment. (!)
    John McWilliams, Jan 14, 2007
  17. John McWilliams wrote:
    Windows 2000 and XP etc. are more vulnerable mainly because of the way
    most people configure and use them - using Admin level access when it's
    not required etc. The core OS can be tied down just as tightly, if you
    wish, and you will find many Windows servers operated in exactly such a

    David J Taylor, Jan 15, 2007
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    Cynicor Guest

    It's like using a DSLR. People get one and think their pictures will be
    better, but they don't understand how to get the most out of it with RAW
    processing, manual exposures, off-camera flash, and so on.

    Conversely, using a Mac is like using a point-and-shoot. People want to
    take what's right out of the box, do things the way the camera wants
    them to, can't change the settings, and are satisfied with the just-OK

    Or did I misunderstand your analogy? :D
    Cynicor, Jan 15, 2007
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