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Windows Vista

Question: 12 November 2007

Should I upgrade to Windows Vista. I am currently using Windows XP. I am pretty happy with it. I mainly use my computer for email, web surfing, and Microsoft Word. I create the occasional music CD and am just starting with digital photography.

Answer

Hi Danny,

Good Question. The general consensus is to stay with XP and wait until you buy a new computer . Changing operating systems is never easy; adding in the expense of Vista makes the change expensive. XP is a great operating system and should handle all of your needs. 

Like all new operating systems, Vista is going through its teething stage. There are some problems and most of them are in cases where the system was upgraded.

Even when buying a new computer be careful. Vista takes a bit of computing horsepower. Make sure when you buy new that you have a reasonably good processor and at least 1 gig of RAM, 2 gig would be better but 1 gig should be considered the minimum.

If buying a bargain machine see if it is available with XP.  Recently we ran across some notebook computers with 512 megabytes of RAM. They were hopelessly slow. It is like pulling a 25 foot boat with a small 4 cylinder car. It may do it but you probably wouldn't be able to travel at 100 km / h. The same machines would be usable with Windows XP. 

Since you are interested in photography, you might want to look at  Adobe Photoshop ElementsPhotos to Camera Tip Sheet and Word 2007 Photo Editing

All the Best

Larry

 

 

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