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Which of these do you think if Microsoft's most exciting technology?
Windows vista 11%  11%  [ 7 ]
Windows Vista, Service Pack 1 37%  37%  [ 23 ]
Windows Server 2008 13%  13%  [ 8 ]
Windows Media Centre (The Entire Concept Right Back From 2002) 8%  8%  [ 5 ]
Windows Home Server 6%  6%  [ 4 ]
Pfffft..Gimme XP!!! 24%  24%  [ 15 ]
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 PostPost subject: Your Favourite Microsoft Product, of Recent.        Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:39 pm 
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Hi,

I'm very interested to see the way in which Microsoft is leading it's software technologies.

I'm mainly concentrating on Operating Systems and recent technology here.

It would be great if you could all select an option from the poll & reply with an explantaion of why you picked your choice, or if you think MS is going completely in the wrong direction!

Personally I think Vista SP1 is a great step in the right direction, and has provided my with a quick, efficient and stable base for my work :)

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I voted WHS (only one so far).

I like that it just sits there churning away supporting my built-in customized webpage, etc. I really like that it backs-up all the partitions on all my PCs & i can restore the whole OS (or just a file) to another partition & it restores the OS in a activated state (great for testing new stuff on).

Haven't had any problems w/ WHS >knock- knock< & I am looking forward to WHS PP1 sometime soon.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:41 pm 
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hjort wrote:
Pfffft..Gimme XP!!! Nice and stable OS


nice? what did you took? :P


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Pfffft..Gimme XP!!! Nice and stable OS
agreed.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:57 pm 
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Definatley Vista SP1. It's like a whole new OS (in terms of stability and performance) in comparison with the RTM build...and for those that don't think so, take a look at the list of things they improved. Microsoft is finally listening...a little bit anyway. :P


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Windows XP. That's the only OS really fitting my needs for a small and extremely fast OS without useless programs or services. I've tried Vista and found it not being to my needs, even though I had chopped it down to 1,15GByte size with VLite. That's still too big and too slow.

If Windows 7 doesn't get extremely modular I don't know if I'll ever switch to a newer Microsoft OS. Windows XP supports 8GByte of RAM with the /PAE switch (and so does 2000), so I can put XP on my new computer I will buy sometime next spring. And there's still the XP 64-bit, if the normal XP doesn't suffice.

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Vista SP1 for me. Vista already ran great on my PC but SP1 only made it better, file transfer speeds are up to par with XP and overall performance is much much better. Media Center (and especially the Vista edition) is my second favorite, MC is a wonderful app and really easy to use.


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I've never really had a problem with vista and betas were released at around the time i was getting more into software. but i can understand why people would say XP; IMO it's UI changed most drastically from the previous version


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Windows Server 2008! A great Build with more Server-Services towards Win2k3 Server and an good optical Desktop, too.


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Its not up there, but I think Office 2007 is one of the best things Microsoft has released in the past few years. As far as operating systems go, I would have to say Vista SP1.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:12 am 
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vista SP1.


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I think Vista SP1... I liked the changes they got in it...


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From recent products, i will say "Gimme XP". But to say the truth, if every technology counts, i choose WIM.


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I have stuck to win2kpro for a long time but have moved to xp for about a year or 2, Tried winflp because i have some rather old hardware. With a little tweaking xp stil is the most interesting. I think i wil wait for win7 if it will turn out to be modular. Have been using linux asside of xp for a while and if win7 flops i will go linux all the way.


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Windows XP and Server 2003 work I guess, plus I've got more licenses for them than I know what to do with. I haven't upgraded everything to Vista/Server 2008 yet, as I really don't feel like finding drivers for all this old hardware. So XP it is.

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I also have not had a single BSOD since installing Vista on my machine.


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Windows XP is nice but I think we need to switch to Vista SP1 ;)


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Windows XP is nice but I think we need to switch to Vista SP1 ;)

What kind of advantages does SP1 give you because I'm still running RTM (noez! don't flame me!)

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Windows XP. That's the only OS really fitting my needs for a small and extremely fast OS without useless programs or services. I've tried Vista and found it not being to my needs, even though I had chopped it down to 1,15GByte size with VLite. That's still too big and too slow.

If Windows 7 doesn't get extremely modular I don't know if I'll ever switch to a newer Microsoft OS. Windows XP supports 8GByte of RAM with the /PAE switch (and so does 2000), so I can put XP on my new computer I will buy sometime next spring. And there's still the XP 64-bit, if the normal XP doesn't suffice.

Greetings 3-R4Z0R


Actually, the 32bit workstation versions of Windows are limited to 4GB of total memory regardless of PAE (according to Microsoft's website)

back on topic: Windows Server 2008 for me, its like Vista-light, runs just as well as XP and hasnt given me a single problem


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XP 64-bit :).
Faster than normal XP, also nice that it's based on server 2003, not on XP actually.


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