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Will you be upgrading to MS Vista in the next 6 months ?

Yes, I already have
Yes, I can't wait
Yes, I'm forced to
Maybe later
Not right now, happy with XP/2000
Not for as long as I can

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skinnyfat

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MS Vista ver.2
« on: February 11, 2007, 04:54:25 PM »
Further to the post about the advent of MS Vista, give us your take on upgrading

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Re: MS Vista ver.2
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 05:26:06 PM »
Well, you can probably guess where my vote went :)

I am seriously starting to think about a MAC, I refuse to be held hostage by the great Gater.


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Re: MS Vista ver.2
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007, 05:33:11 PM »
Well, you can probably guess where my vote went :)

I am seriously starting to think about a MAC, I refuse to be held hostage by the great Gater.


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The scary thing there is that MAC's now have intel procs, I tell ya soon they gonna have Windows OSX ;D ;D

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Re: MS Vista ver.2
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007, 06:01:18 PM »
Will probably get Vista at work with the next round of hardware updates - but considering our workstations got replaced late last year, it will be at least a year from now. Probably just in time to catch Vista SP1 ;) In terms of my home PC, my laptop won't run Vista and my PC is running XP quite happily. I'll be buying some kind of Mac to replace my aging laptop - just haven't decided yet if I want another laptop (don't need portability, and you can't upgrade them) or something like the Mac mini.

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Re: MS Vista ver.2
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2007, 08:10:25 AM »
I really like those Macs. I saw some at the Corp over the weekend and I was quite tempted. The only thing that puts me off is that I do a lot of work at home and I dunno if I'll be able to still do it. OSX doesn't have some kind of Windows environment emulator, does it?
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Re: MS Vista ver.2
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2007, 11:02:40 AM »
OSX doesn't have some kind of Windows environment emulator, does it?

OMW, Bill gates will love u for that ;D ;D fancy that - Get OSX and emulate XP pffft!!!

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Re: MS Vista ver.2
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2007, 12:08:38 PM »
Hehe! ;D  Well, the only reason I need to emulate a Windows environment is to run Delphi and all my Embedded C compilers. Also, how am I going to run my cad packages? That kinda closes the deal on a Mac for me. It's a pity, because all this DRM stuff in Vista has really put me off... I might have to go for linux (shudder) In linux's defence, I've been playing a little with ubuntu. What a nice disti! Completely painless!! At least there are enough C compilers in linux to keep any nerd perfectly happy and they're free to boot! Not like the IAR C compiler I had to pay R25k for (*OUCH*)
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Re: MS Vista ver.2
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2007, 12:11:14 PM »
I really like those Macs. I saw some at the Corp over the weekend and I was quite tempted. The only thing that puts me off is that I do a lot of work at home and I dunno if I'll be able to still do it. OSX doesn't have some kind of Windows environment emulator, does it?

You could always run MS Virtual PC for MAC. This allows you to create virtual PCs on your MAC where you can install something like XP. I have not checked if it is available for OSX, but possibly you could get WINE to run your MS program on MAC.
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Re: MS Vista ver.2
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2007, 12:16:37 PM »
Okay Gert there is a solution for you ;)

It seems that WINE is available for OSX and it is claimed that you would be able to run most Windows programs, check this link for compatibity:

http://www.winehq.com/

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Re: MS Vista ver.2
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2007, 12:49:46 PM »
Parallels Desktop is apparently *the* virtual machine software to run Windows apps on Mac.

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Re: MS Vista ver.2
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2007, 01:17:15 PM »
any OSX emulators for WinXP ??  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: MS Vista ver.2
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2007, 01:29:00 PM »
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Re: MS Vista ver.2
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2007, 09:55:32 AM »
Erm, you can run real OS X in VMware. Only problem is, Apple doesn't sell it separately, so you basically have to buy a Mac to get the OS :)

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Re: MS Vista ver.2
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2007, 05:27:33 PM »
Either buy a mac or you could .....