Buying new PC... Buy now or wait until Windows Vista is more established?
Question: I decided to get a new PC even though my Sony Vaio is only 1.5 yrs old bec it's so slow & keeps getting hung up... perhaps beyond repair or because my kids use it, so I want my own PC. Anyway, PC shopping I discover there's a new OS, so at first I think, Cool. I created an order with Gateway that has Vista as the OS for a computer that will be ready by March 20th. Anyway, I picked up PC World magazine where it indicated the Gateway FX530XT was the best of the new desktops, which I bought! I was so happy until I read the articles re: negatives on incompatibility w/drivers & software problems & that "first generation Vista desktops lack some of the components that take advantage of the interesting features in Windows Vista" I really don't want to get XP if they now have a new OS out there. Anyway, is it important for me to try to cancel the order & wait 6 more months? Or should I just go ahead with it now that it's March? I was so excited to get the new computer (continued).... and now I don't know what to do. I don't believe in getting the XP with Vista upgradable. I learned with my first computer that upgrading is never worth it. There are so many problems with upgrading, especially the OS, adding in expense and time, etc, it would be better to just buy a new computer & get the latest thing at the time. (So... no recommendations to get XP upgradeable to Vista) Thanks! Both RegCure and RegSweep have made my system worse and create new errors, so I had to stop scanning. So... they don't work! :-(
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since u are still using window XP , first you must ask yourself are you familiar with the window 7 interface ? Becouse the two operating system is very different . In term of window perfomance XP is really great unlike Vista . Seven is much better with almost all driver ready and easy to customize . Window 8 is completely different . Changes is kinda huge . Even for normal window 7 users there are a lot to learn in this new OS . For a better understanding , do take a look at the link below . Its the feature of Window 8
I actually haven't had a lot of trouble with vista....some programs aren't compatible yet but they'll come around soon enough. Also have some minor issues like drivers for my moto razr aren't available yet.....all in all it actually is a decent upgrade from xp and seems to run quite well enough. The major issue with the fx series is that the new motherboards they're running for that are actually very new chipsets....bios drivers are having all kinds of issues and need regular flashing. The new standard for running multiple video cards in sli or crossfire mode is still developing and none of the bugs are worked out yet....not to mention gateway is offering the fx factory overclocked....nothing wrong by itself but then giving it to customers who know little of maintaining stability in an overclocked system. I wouldn't worry too much about vista itself....newer hardware will see driver support if not right away then soon. I would be cautious about the higher end systems though. I'm sure gateway will figure it all out but there's some trial and error going on with the graphics and main board developers right now. Actually, with the price of those systems it's more reasonable to put 400 bucks towards and xbox 360 and pick up a more reasonable computer system. They want several thousand for the top models with dual graphics cards and kilowatt power supply and you'll always be chasing your tail for gaming hardware. Any modest system for a lot less will handle everything but top end gamis just fine. Either an xbox or ps3 would have full game support easily for 5 years without any hardware headaches.
Any 32-bit operating system will not be able to address more than 4GB of RAM. Using 32-bits for addressing, an operating system cannot ever address more than 4GB (or 2^32) of RAM. If you are looking to use more than the 4GB limit, you will need to upgrade to a 64-bit version of Windows. That said, if you're looking to purchase a new copy of Windows, it may be best to wait for Windows 7 to come out. Windows 7 will likely be for Vista what Windows 98SE was for Windows 98 - the same thing with some new and improved features thrown in to justify selling it as a different product.
Go ahead and get it since you're excited about it. Gateway will make sure that you have drivers for all your hardware, so the computer itself should be fine. Microsoft is releasing lots of patches, so as long as you set your computer up to download updates then you should get the latest patches quickly. Keep in mind that Vista is brand new, and different. It will be frustrating at first since there's going to be a learning curve. Still, it looks very nice and has some good features. I'd advise you to buy a book on Vista (believe it or not, "Vista for dummies" is a good reference, and affordable as well. And it has good cartoons) and read up on it so you can get the most out of the machine.
Buy it anytime you are ready... I cannot believe all this nonsense about waiting for it to get "fixed". It is as stable as any other version of Windows, AND when patches, or service packs are necessary all it takes is a simple online update. People who bought XP on the original CD do not have a lesser version or license than people who bought the SP2 CD released a year or so later .... All they do is click on "Windows Update" & it's done . It's not like buying a car ... it's software, & patches & updates & service packs will be a fact of life for a long long time to come. Anyone who is waiting for the perfect Windows that will never need a patch or an update is dreaming ... I do not wish to seem disrepectful or arrogant, however, I frequent this forum regularly & CANNOT get over how many people keep suggesting that we wait on Vista because it's flawed or incomplete... THERE WILL ALWAY BE UPDATES. FYI ... I am not addressing you directly, but all the ones who led you to believe that nonsense. A busines has various reasons for waiting ... reasons that do not apply to a consumer. Consumers can turn on a dime. A business that just upgraded 500 PCs to Vista cannot... They have to move cautiously, justified or not. regards, Philip T
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