Zeuhl meets Wall Street
Ever thought about switching Marc? You can always fall back on parallels for your .net framework work...
Interesting comment....My son recently broke the historical string of IBM PC's computers that my family has owned by going out and purchasing a MacBook. He absolutely loves it. My wife, who also has had nothing but PCs, told me that her next laptop will be a Mac.When I was in the Apple Store recently, I was looking long and hard at Parallels.However, I just ordered a new laptop ... and it was an HP Pavillion dv9700T. But, I was hoping that HP would give you the option of installing XP Pro instead of Vista .. which they didn't. So, I bought another gig of RAM, bringing it up to 3GB.
Having 3GB of ram may help with the first of your complaints (slow) but it won't do anything about the other two (cumbersome and intrusive).I have yet to find any sensible reason for anyone - individual or company - to move onto Vista from an XP platform.Other than eye candy and re-learning of the latest, greatest, Microsoft UI, that is. And justifying the expense of buying bigger, faster machines :-oJohn Rutter (john-rutter.blogspot.com)
I agree. I got a new laptop with Vista on it. Vista looks great, IMO, although it may just be more a case where looking "different" is what's initially appealing.I ended up wiping it from my hard drive and installing XP, however. Vista wouldn't work with any of my peripherals -- there were no Vista-compatible drivers for my printers, scanners, etc. because most of these devices are too old for the vendors to produce Vista drivers for them. They still work just fine, however -- especially with XP. I bought a new laptop because my old one broke. I have no intention of buying new printers, scanners, etc. just because the OS won't work with them. So, I replaced the OS.I already had an XP license that came with my old broken laptop. I just used that copy on my new one.
Let me just add that moving from Vista to XP on a PC that came with Vista was easier said than done. The manufacturer, Gateway, did not offer XP on my model of laptop -- only Vista (with Vista drivers for the laptop hardware). So I had to do some digging on the Gateway web site to find a comparable model that had originally come with XP so that I could get all of the XP drivers I needed for my laptop. I lucked into finding a laptop forum post that described what XP drivers were needed and where to find them at Gateway.So, although I would definitely recommend XP over Vista at the current time, moving from a Vista installation to an XP installation is not a trivial exercise.
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