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Old 08-13-2007, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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now that the whole computer part ordering part is out of the way ( and the computer building part to come soon ), my last decision I have to make is what operating system. Keep in mind all the OS are virtually the same prices ( around 100 ) My choices:

Windows Vista Premium- Plain put, a not so great OS, lots of compatability issues, been out for more then a year and still terrible drivers, games take a performance hit, looks pretty, etc etc. Pretty much the only reason why I would want this pile of crap is to have it look nice and glossy and for its direct x10 support which is required by future advanced games such as crysis ( which IS a must play for any high end systems )

Windows XP- Tried and true, the bread and butter OS still, but no direct x10 support as of yet. Sure there are rumors, but what are rumors going to get me? If I get this, I can't upgrade without paying a premium in the future since its virtually the same price as Vista.

Windows 3.0- Not too flashy, great on the performance, has some compatability issues...seriously...just kidding

I mean honestly...this is getting ridiculous not to mention OEM OS cant be transfered once you install it...I'm even thinking about just using my friends cracked XP in the mean time
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well what u do is get XP, and see if it has a Vista Upgrade Coupon, or get a copy of Vista, don't install it til' SP1, go "acqiure" another copy of XP and reuse ur key, and after sp1, reformat and install vista...
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well what u do is get XP, and see if it has a Vista Upgrade Coupon, or get a copy of Vista, don't install it til' SP1, go "acqiure" another copy of XP and reuse ur key, and after sp1, reformat and install vista...
can you elaborate a little more on the 2nd part?
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can you elaborate a little more on the 2nd part?
ok my second idea... is to go out buy Vista.... get a copy of XP SP2 from "some sort of site" and then reuse ur key for XP SP2... then reformat and upgrade to VIsta SP1 when its out...
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or...you could alwasy 'aquire; both by other 'options' and save a hundred bucks which is what im doing
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or...you could alwasy 'aquire; both by other 'options' and save a hundred bucks which is what im doing
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Ubuntu w/ Beryl FTW.
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Linux FTW.....hasta la Vista...baby...
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