Farewell Vista

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Farewell Vista

Post by ShinyElGhosteo » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:15 am

It's hard to hate on an OS you've always admired from a distance and always wanted to experience. Vista support ends in the coming months and it is kind of sad to see it go. I've never had a machine that ran vista so I never experienced the issues that it had. Besides, with how crazy the development was, could you really blame it for being buggy? I've personally had more issues with 7 than Vista. Vista was always "the new kid" to me. You know of him and you've seen him around but was always too shy to say hi and make friends. I've used PCs with Vista and it was a nicer experience than XP was because of the new start menu and I still think it looks nicer than 8 or 10 but was never really sure enough to use it over XP or 7. In any case, I'm sad that it has reached it's end and hope that I get a PC with it someday. Thank you Vista for laying the foundation for 7, and for Inkball. That game was so underrated.
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Re: Farewell Vista

Post by NaveekDarkroom » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:29 am

My experience with Vista was limited to using it on my grandmother's laptop. I don't remember playing InkBall except maybe once on one of those old convertible laptop/tablet ThinkPads. I don't remember. But I remember seeing it on a convertible ThinkPad.
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Re: Farewell Vista

Post by TheCanadianToast » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:40 am

Yeah, Windows Vista extended support ends in April this year. It's sad though, however, not sad for those who had extreme problems with Windows Vista in their past. Anyways, without Windows Vista, there would be no Windows 7 and so on. Windows Vista's market share is very low, so low, that Google had decided to cut Windows Vista support early for Google Chrome along with Windows XP on the same deadline date. Yikes... :-o :shock:
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Re: Farewell Vista

Post by NewYorkEagle » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:50 am

I wasn't a big fan of Vista, even when I had it. It wasn't that great towards getting your computer straight, unless you downloaded really strong antivirus software. But in my case, I treated the OS well for three years before I had to get a new computer. Personally, it's not the best of the bunch, but I'll kinda miss using Vista.
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Re: Farewell Vista

Post by Jamiec1130 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:16 pm

People constantly hate on Windows Vista, but it needs to be credited for what it brought us: Aero, newer icons, etc. I am one person who has NEVER had a hate towards Vista. I use it actively, and I love every minute of it.
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Re: Farewell Vista

Post by BooHooToYou » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:52 pm

Jamiec1130 wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:16 pm
People constantly hate on Windows Vista, but it needs to be credited for what it brought us: Aero, newer icons, etc. I am one person who has NEVER had a hate towards Vista. I use it actively, and I love every minute of it.
Finally, someone with sense, much like my friend YantooNetwork from YouTube. Aero is a feature I still miss in Windows 10 and want a copy of Vista or 7 except they won't boot on my UEFI system. I love Vista so much on my brother's Dell Inspiron 1525 (from 2008) with a Pentium Dual Core and 2GB of RAM.
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Re: Farewell Vista

Post by NewYorkEagle » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:53 pm

Jamiec1130 wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:16 pm
People constantly hate on Windows Vista, but it needs to be credited for what it brought us: Aero, newer icons, etc. I am one person who has NEVER had a hate towards Vista. I use it actively, and I love every minute of it.
While Aero was a cool feature in Vista, Windows 7 made it better in my opinion.
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Re: Farewell Vista

Post by TheCanadianToast » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:18 am

NewYorkEagle wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:53 pm
While Aero was a cool feature in Vista, Windows 7 made it better in my opinion.
Yeah, the aero in Windows 7 had the full title bar transparency when a window is maximized, unlike in Windows Vista where the aero is not transparent when the window is maximized...
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Re: Farewell Vista

Post by NewYorkEagle » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:45 am

TheCanadianToast wrote:
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:18 am
NewYorkEagle wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:53 pm
While Aero was a cool feature in Vista, Windows 7 made it better in my opinion.
Yeah, the aero in Windows 7 had the full title bar transparency when a window is maximized, unlike in Windows Vista where the aero is not transparent when the window is maximized...
True. Although, the quality of Aero is better on Windows 7. Vista's Aero is just an upgraded version of XP's taskbar.
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Re: Farewell Vista

Post by Jamiec1130 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:14 pm

NewYorkEagle wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:53 pm
Jamiec1130 wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:16 pm
People constantly hate on Windows Vista, but it needs to be credited for what it brought us: Aero, newer icons, etc. I am one person who has NEVER had a hate towards Vista. I use it actively, and I love every minute of it.
While Aero was a cool feature in Vista, Windows 7 made it better in my opinion.
Very true. Windows 7 brought a LOT of improvements to Aero. Something I quite like is using the Windows XP Bliss background with Windows 7 and the look Aero creates is really nice.
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