[thechat] how do you buy a PC?

Jeremy Weiss eccentric.one at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 08:38:19 CST 2009

On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 10:46 PM, Erika Meyer <ekm at seastorm.com> wrote:

> Also, I DO NOT WANT VISTA because I was at a cafe the other day and a
> guy showed me what it's like to shut down Vista and it took something
> like three days.  I dont' have that kind of time.  And twitter streams
> on vista have not been favorable.
Vista is not my favorite OS by any means, but I've been running it on my
laptop for nearly two years now and I've never noticed it to take any longer
to shut down than XP does on my desktop. The biggest issue with VISTA is
that you really need at least 2 GB of RAM. My laptop only has 1 GB and when
I get FF, IE, Zend IDE, Outlook, Filezilla, etc. open it starts to lag a
bit. I haven't played SIMs since it first came out, but I remember it
requiring quite a bit of RAM so more is better.

I was pricing desktops earlier this week and noticed that Dell is now
selling computers with Vista + an XP downgrade license so you can use either
OS. At one point I remember seeing somewhere that MS also has a site where
you can downgrade your license.


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