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Old 08-31-2007
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Cool Vista SP1

So SP1 is due out in the spring of 2008...will this help bolster vistas acceptance into the mainstream over XP? Obviously this is currently not the case as I would say a majority of people are actually either sticking with XP or have tried vista and gone back to XP or have a dual boot system that is probably reliant mostly on XP. I personally own 3 computers and they all run single booted vista ultimate, but I think Im the minority in this matter. I also am the head of an IT department for a business that has 15 computers, 10 of which I have running vista now; again I think my business is a minority at the current time as well in this matter. Any thoughts as to if SP1 will provide the boost needed to get vista into the majority? If not SP1 than what? I think it is probably all but certianly inevitable but what triggers it im not certain.

Here are a few article links to the subject:
http://news.com.com/Will+update+driv...?tag=nefd.lede
http://www.geek.com/windows-vista-sp...-means-to-you/
http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/wi...hitepaper.aspx

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It would help if Microsoft would come clean on what SP1 will offer. Right or wrong, the gossip on the forums that it is mainly bundled updates and some media improvements. we loyal Vista supporters have the updates anyway, so if that is tru, well - life goes on!
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Microsoft certainly has a long list of bugs and broken features to fix. I wish they had spent less time on DRM and more on developing a solid new OS.
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Smile Vista reliability and SP1

With Vista SP1 there eventually will be the uptake of Vista mainly for support reasons

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3223

XP will be in extended Support in 2009 and the costs to maintain it will go up for businesses as other vendors applications move onto a Vista supported platform.

The costs of moving to Vista are increased because of the HW requirements to run it. Industries and companies with Enterprise Agreements (EA) or Volume Licensing investments will eventually have to move.

Or they can go down the road of Novell NOS & Linux desktop but the costs of maintaing these are very costly. As MS grows its back end platform and business ready apps they are going to take on Oracle, SAP, IBM et al.

Better for the customer more choice. Where MS scores is the tight inegration with Microsoft Office Sharepoint Services 2007, Unified Messaging in Exchange 2007 and Vista.

The question of Vista being reliable, I have used Linux all flavours, IBM O2 and other desktop platforms and Vista is a quantum leap in reliability. Unfortunately vendors have not released their drivers yet so there is the biggest headache non compatibility. But it is not MS's responsibility to ensure its OS works with every bit of kit. It is the manufacturing vendors responsibility.

I have only seen one Blue Screen and it was my ATI XT2900 HD 1Gb graphics card and guess what the vendor released crap drivers. Not Vista's problem but ATI's

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Old 10-02-2007
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Thumbs up Re:Vista SP1

I too have Vista Ultimate and currently have no problems. It is a home computer without the problems encountered by businesses and all the applications they need.
If you all read the Vista Team Blog, there is up to date information on the content of SP1. I think sales, both enterprise and small business/consumer, will boom after SP1.
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Old 10-02-2007
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I now dual boot my main home system but find that more than 75% of the time, I'm using Vista. In most cases, it's just as fast or faster for what I do but I got a copy of Ultimate for testing for MS. I don't think I would go out and purchase Vista until I got a new system. I'm not yet suggesting others do this but if buying new, I'd definitely go with Vista.
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nice post , thank you
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Cool Coming Soon!

Here is an interesting tidbit about how the whole windows kernal is getting replaced with a new one. Has anyone tried the betas of SP1 yet? any reports? I have a feeling SP1 is going to be much more the intended release version of the OS microsoft wanted to release a year ago (especially with the kernal overwrite tidbit) but they just didnt want to delay anymore even though it wasnt ready so they stuck us with a makeshift version to get something out the door...but who knows. Anyhow, I cant think it will be to much longer now (theyve done 2 beta releases already) till we get that SP1 update notification in our task bar!

EDIT: Sorry I missed this on monday but looks like the RTM has been shipped and we will officially be able to update in mid-march according Mike Nash on the vista team blog http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/wi...vista-sp1.aspx

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Question Coming Sooner than we think?

After alot of whining around the web this week about the announcement of SP1 RTM but the 6 week delay of the actual windows update (myself being one of the whiners), it looks like MS might have got the message http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/...you-think.aspx
So hopefully we see a blog update soon telling us SP1 is coming this week

And for those of you that cant wait here is how to get the RC refresh 2 (which according to MS is exactly the same as the RTM) via a registry hack http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/0...registry-code/

UPDATE: Here is an update on the releases. Sounds like technet, beta testers, etc already have or will soon have sp1 http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/wi...customers.aspx

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