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Postby Dutch_Master » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:17 pm

Give it time ol'chap. His tiny fishbrain needs that (and plenty of it) to process his impressions, his CPU isn't exactly a Quad-core P4 isn't it? ;) besides, given his affection for that particular OS, his RAM must be 64kB at max, 'cause ions ago the Great Win-master proclaimed: no-one will ever need more then 64 kB... :twisted: :mrgreen:
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Postby pootman » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:55 pm

All hail Microsoft!

Okay, maybe not hail, but somehow I'm downloading Visual Studio at 50KB/sec.
Normally, at this time of night, Tiscali's iron fist has choked my advertised 2MB/s to 0.25MB/s.

Just on the off chance that anyone from Tiscali is reading this, you can shove your contention up your potential-sell-off too. The population round here is largely made up of sheep. Not the intelligent stop-motion animated kind of sheep, with secret-underground-internet-cafe's. Just regular, smelly, eat-and-poo sheep.

Incidentally, does anyone know if vegan's are allowed to bite live plants?

And wasn't it 640k?
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:22 pm

pootman wrote:All hail Microsoft!

god bless uncle bill :D
unfortunately i am too poor to have vista :cry:
i didn't see it rhakios
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Postby Dutch_Master » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:46 pm

It took him 5 days, but he finally got the bait! ;)
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Postby Rhakios » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:07 pm

I wonder if it takes the fish that long to bite when he goes angling? ;)
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:03 pm

only if i'm lucky :D when i was here the other night i looked in off topic but didn't see anything new :?
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Postby Rhakios » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:38 pm

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:god bless uncle bill :D
unfortunately i am too poor to have vista :cry:
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Looks like you'll have to go to the US then, where they have reduced the price of Vista. Your good mate Bill is still ripping off the UK buyer though, that's you!

From the PCW newsletter:

A press release dropped into the PCW inbox this morning talking about
Microsoft's plans to cut the price of retail copies of Windows Vista.
Unfortunately there were no details on how this might affect UK
pricing.

According to our US correspondent the price of the full version of
Vista Ultimate in the US will drop from $399 (£201) to $319, and the
upgrade version from $259 to $219. He surmises that cuts of 20-40% in
other markets are possible.
http://Mail.pcw.co.uk/cgi-bin1/DM/y/eBS ... y10Ess10AF

Whatever the details, more significant is that Microsoft has finally
all but admitted that it got Vista's pricing policy wrong, something
that users in the UK could have told it from day one. According to the
Microsoft statement today, price promotions around the world had shown
that reducing the price had increased sales. Judging by today's news,
these extra sales must have more than made up for the lost unit
revenue. Welcome to the wonderful world of retail, Microsoft!

Confirmation just in has scotched our hopes that it would put paid to
the current ludicrous £1=$1 pricing of Vista in the UK. In a
statement, Microsoft UK said: "While our retail partners ultimately
set the prices in the market, we anticipate that the new pricing of
Windows Vista SP1 in the UK will be largely comparable to those people
are seeing today."

Thanks a bunch, Microsoft.


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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:07 pm

I sometimes work on 3-4 business networks a day, installing and supporting MFPs, and I can safely say that in the business world at least, Vi$ta is still a rare beast .
The number of Vista PCs I have met in the last 12 months is under 20 ( and 6 of those were new laptops in one church network last week). I have had ONE support call about Vista in the same period.
In fact, I have seen more Linux installs (mainly servers, but) in the same period, and nearly as many Mac OSX installs.

The home user seems to be the main MS guinea pig at the moment.

Edit: I think that the thing is that MS made a reasonably stable, acceptable OS in XP, and people will use it as long as it works.
Vista is resource hungry, expensive and unreliable. Surprisingly, business users are avoiding it.
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:51 am

where i work they only changed over to xp about a year ago and there must be 500 pcs, so i don't think i'll be using vista for a while :roll:
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