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Another post from Chris.  (I've since subscribed this other address of
his to the list, but set the subscription to 'nomail')

----- Forwarded message from vox-bounces@lists.lugod.org -----

Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 11:19:07 -0800
From: Christopher James McKenzie <mckenzie@cs.ucdavis.edu>
Subject: Re: [vox] Windows Vista
To: "LUGOD's general discussion mailing list" <vox@lists.lugod.org>

Don't go with Vista until Service Pack 1.  My personal friends on the 
kernel team and the security team at Microsoft all told me something 
like, "I'm not supposed to say this, but don't use Vista until SP 1." 
which is slated for the end of the year.  I am personally very happy to 
take the coders of the core of Vista on blind faith on this one.

Vista has been available since early November 2006.  There was the MSDN 
version, then the OEM version for people to tinker with and get their 
drivers ready and working by the time the public release happened.  In 
as much, the official version that you can buy now, has been widely 
available since the first few days of November.  My friends at third 
party companies that write device drivers have experienced some bugs and 
problems that coders at microsoft acknowledge and furthermore say, won't 
be fixed until a slated update later on.

All this is from the highly technical, highly picky, highly skilled 
group.  I don't really know if it applies to your needs though.


Bob Scofield wrote:
>I'm in a quandary.  I want to order a new laptop, but I can't figure out if 
>I should get one with XP or Vista.  It goes without saying of course that 
>it will be a dual boot.  But I'm reading conflicting reports on Vista.  
>Here's a British government report recommending against educational 
>institutions going to Vista and Office 2007:
>Here's a quote from the end of the report:
>'The overall advice on Vista was even worse, from Microsoft's
> perspective. "Early deployment is considered extremely high risk and 
> strongly recommended against," Becta stated. "On the basis of current 
>understanding, the total cost of deployment is significant, the risks are 
>high, and the benefits are far from clear."'
>I've read other statements by people saying there is some skepticism among 
>businesses in going over to Vista.  Some are exploring Open Office and 
>Linux.  Of course there are reviews that rave about Office 2007.
>vox mailing list

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