So I tried Vista.....

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  1. OscarTheGrouch macrumors 6502

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    Wifey and I went out and bought 2 brand spanking new laptops with alot of ram and stuff and Vista.



    2 days in and we hate hate hate it, and are going to return the notebooks.



    Now I wonder if we can get around the Best Buy restocking fee.

    I also wonder how much Ram I can shove in my MB.. 2gb right?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Is there a "reason(s)" why you hate it?

    It'd help to know which MacBook.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    depends on the mb, the first ones only had 2, then a 3.3 and then 4 and now talk about it being 8 at somepoint with the newest ones

    i dont think vista is that bad though personally
     
  4. OscarTheGrouch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I cannot put my finger on it. It was really really pretty. I cannot even say it gave me trouble, I just didnt like it, It wasn't osx.

    Oh and I got pissed cause out of the box, the notebook I got, the mouse button was effed from the get go.


    We have c2d 2.0's I think. Bought early 07
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    id get two 2 gig sticks then if you wanted to max it out. it may only recognize 3.3 gigs but having dual channle would help though
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Windows isn't OS X. ;)

    ~3.3 GB usable if you want to buy 4 GB of RAM.
     
  7. OscarTheGrouch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know. I would have been ok using xp even- I use it daily. I wasn't expecting vista to be osx, I know the differences, but still I prefer my little old macbook

    3GB 341MB? thats a screwy number. So I need 2x2gb for each..
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    hardware limitation. you could save a little money and get a 2 gig and 1 gig stick but then you lose dual channel performance
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You really want more RAM then dual channel. You know that though. ;)
     
  10. OscarTheGrouch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    meh, RAM is cheap really. If I could boost the graphics I would be thrilled, but I dont want to spend 1299 right now lol
     
  11. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    to sum up this thread it is another pointless windows bashing thread.

    Reason the OP hated Vista is it is not OSX.
     
  12. OscarTheGrouch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So, it's windows bashing because my personal opinion is that I did not like vista. Not once did I say that it did not work, nor did I say that windows sucked. I said I did not like it.

    I don't like Rap music, I don't like venison, I don't like reality tv. Saying I didn't like them does not constitute bashing them, however if I simply state a preference of not liking Vista, its bashing?

    Opinions are like *******s my friend, everyone has one, occasionally they all stink. You might want to go wipe again.
     
  13. Dagless macrumors Core

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    You can always upgrade to XP. I fully intend to keep with XP regardless of my computers, for the long foreseeable future.

    Though it's not a "hate" for me, I just don't like what they've done with the interface. Parts of it actually give me a headache.
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Company of Heroes gets 60 FPS in the performance test Vista but once you play a real game you get network latency issues and the frame rate suffers as well.

    I get 58 FPS in XP SP3 but the it works perfectly online. :(
     

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