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Old Jan 31, 2008, 10:18 PM   #1
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PC repair shop slogan: We remove Vista! And install XP!

Saw this on digg and thought you guys might want a small laugh!

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Quote: ""A lot of people didn't like using Vista, and a lot of the manufacturers forced people to go up to Vista," he said.

What was the demand for the service? "We had a lot of people coming in and asking about it," Kaplan said. "Of all the signs we put up there the last two years, at least, we probably got the most response out of that one. A lot of people coming in.""

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Old Jan 31, 2008, 11:12 PM   #2
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Who wouldn't want XP over Vista? Vista is the new ME.
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Old Feb 1, 2008, 05:53 AM   #3
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Sounds reasonable, I often help people with pc problems and a lot have asked me to do the same.

I wouldn't call vista the new me though. me was EOL product and any sane person should have moved to 2000 which was ready and fine and usuable. (me was just for people scared of NT). I feel vista will eventually be forced upon us when things require it. And TBH vists can be usuable with a lot of tweaking to remove the nonsence, though that does not heklp the average person (just for the record, yes I have a copy of vista I bought (cheap), I installed it and played for a bit and then went back to XP as I see no reason to use it ATM.).
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I've used Windows Vista Ultimate Edition and it's actually a pretty stable OS. Problem is, you need at least a dual-core CPU and about 4 GB of RAM to make it work decently fast.

It's like the issue with Windows XP in 2001--the hardware requirements for Windows XP back then was just too much for the average computer then available unless you put in at least 515 MB of RAM minimum (the "sweet spot" of XP is about 1 GB of RAM--that's why my home computer has 1.5 GB of RAM ).
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I've used Windows Vista Ultimate Edition and it's actually a pretty stable OS. Problem is, you need at least a dual-core CPU and about 4 GB of RAM to make it work decently fast.

It's like the issue with Windows XP in 2001--the hardware requirements for Windows XP back then was just too much for the average computer then available unless you put in at least 515 MB of RAM minimum (the "sweet spot" of XP is about 1 GB of RAM--that's why my home computer has 1.5 GB of RAM ).
Funny.

I was running Windows XP on a 233 MHz Pentium MMX with 256MB of RAM and it was plenty usable to me back in 2001-2002. Though I suppose the Rage128 I had helped. :3

But still, it was quite useful. I played a lot of Starcraft, Doom, ran IE6, surfed the web, email, AIM/MSN, and even occasionally crunched video.

The video part was painful though.
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Old Feb 14, 2008, 12:08 PM   #6
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PC repair shops get great service revenue opportunity

This post highlights a great full-employment act for PC repair shops.

This is also a big part of the reason why there still continues to be very strong demand for PC repair services among less-sophisticated home users that don't have access to professional IT advice.

Inside a large company with an in-house IT department, OS standardization issues are usually very thoroughly planned out.

For small businesses too small to afford/need in-house IT, they'll outsource to a local consulting firm, VAR, integrator, or solution provider (like the kind my company trains... including Mac specialists). And from this outsourced solution, small businesses will also have access to reasonably well-informed IT buying advice.

However for consumers left to fend for themselves on these issues, good luck.
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