And it's free.
And it's free.
I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again,
It was probably worth it.
Not to turn into a Windows/Mac slash session on a railroad forum but I have Vista running on two of my systems, both of which I use for multimedia, web development, and systems-software programming. I never have any problems with it, even on my ancient compaq with a 1.8 ghz amd/512 mb ram. I run one antivirus program and have never had a virus except in the old days of windows 98. Of course, I have also spent many years (since I was ten) repairing computers of all kinds so I know my way around the operating system. Older versions of word I have crashed but the newer versions are very stable. Windows 7 is also a great system and is what I am using at this very moment (I have five computers in my house... but I'm a programmer/repairer/network associate student) and believe me I am not a mac-hater, Windows just works better for me. If you like it, more power to you but I think too many people give windows too much crap because as the dominant operating system in our world it is the target of many attacks. Lol done with my rant, no bad blood i promise!
Edit: Oh and I used to use OpenOffice.org but it takes up ALOT of system memory, even when it is running in the tray! On my older systems I noticed a bad performance lag on startup while openoffice was starting, most likely because it is written in Java which in it's older versions was notoriously slow. Overall a decent system but just too much of a performance hit for me, plus a close-to-but-not-exactly-like word interface that threw me off far too many times...
I do prefer the Windows file path setup over how Macs do it... I just find it easier to keep my Mac alive. Then again, my programming experience is limited to a small amount of Python, and ending random processes in Task Manager to see what would happen if.
"Dare to be stupid." -Weird Al
Oops! Wrong thread.
Last edited by railfan; 08-26-2012 at 11:25 PM.
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