Post by farsideofthemoon on Feb 1, 2009 13:06:57 GMT
Got Vista on a newish laptop and its fine for what it is. Don't play games on it though.
All tech companies need to release regular new versions of software to maintain a revenue stream, I'm always doing upgrade projects at work, some are worthwhile, others just to stay in software support. But I think most of us are smart enough to know when there is little in the software to justify upgrading.
Got Vista on a newish laptop and its fine for what it is. Don't play games on it though..
I like Vista because I tend to have quite a number of applications open at the same time. As O.M.S. says, it does exactly what it says on the tin. For him it is XP while for me it is Vista.
All tech companies need to release regular new versions of software to maintain a revenue stream, I'm always doing upgrade projects at work, some are worthwhile, others just to stay in software support.
There are security issues too. From what I remember (from windows 2) the versions have also reflected the state of technology, in account of perceived technological advances. The development of Vista changed radically with the terrorist threat because of security to become both too late and too early.
But I think most of us are smart enough to know when there is little in the software to justify upgrading
Depends on what one is after does it not? I can use any version of any software, pretty much within an hour or so. I choose to to run Vista.
Post by farsideofthemoon on Feb 1, 2009 19:24:39 GMT
Johnno, agree with your comments.
I'm sure I could find elements of windows 3.1 I still prefer ;D such as File Manager, but it's a case of moving on.
We all use XP at work still and pretty much every corporate is in the same position, hence the corporate market is still geared towards XP but that will change over time. As you say the technology will move on and XP will eventually get left behind in the corporate world as well as the retail /personal market.
I find it interesting that the company I work for is always interested in staying in support for all the software they run, and the major piece of software I support is in version 8. I know companies which are household names, and in the news a lot at the moment that are still running version 4 of the same software, which is at least 4 years out of support.
Personally, I think this is one of the major problems we have with IT. The expense of continued upgrades against the need to upgrade.
4 years out of support! I take it they have third party support though.
I wholeheartedly agree about file manager
I reckon they'll be paying for support unofficially. One is a massive company, or at least it was before it screwed it up with a dutch purchase couple of years ago. Another is a Swiss version, and I know both companies just threw money at projects for the last few years. Will be a bit different now...
I must be one of the lucky people with GTAIV. I had some initial issues with quality but they were sorted out with new ati drivers. I can fully understand the many issues others have had cos the game is beast on resources and requirements.
I'm happy though...I completed it without any cheats although my missus and kids left me halfway through but I was to into Liberty City to notice I get the occasional minor glitch her and there but on the whole, not too much to complain about.
I may look out for a copy now - just hope I don't fall into the same problems as most others.
Don't forget that your graphics card falls under the minimum system requirements so it may be better to check it will work beforehand. You could get a copy from mininova or some such, and buy it if it does
if its failing at the same file its possibly a fault on the disc. sadly there doesn't appear to be a demo you can try either.
I thought that but it appears that but since OMS was able to copy all the files on the DVD over to the HD it would seem unlikely.
29 Jan, 2009, 3:55pm, O.M.S. wrote:It's a 512mb Nvidia GeForce 7300 GT. I only have 1gig of RAM tho - need to top up on that.
Running XP I take it. I thought the minimum system requirement indicated 7900GT? I managed to run it with a 6600GT which resulted in only being able to see about 6 or 7 meters ahead, made driving quite a task.
Just in case you haven't seen this, here's the Weazel news trailer Rockstar has released to accompany the Lost and Damned DLC. If you've played GTA IV you'll know that Weazel is Liberty City's news channel, reporting on in-game events in the sensationalist style of a certain Rupert Murdoch-owned channel.
This trailer points Rockstar's sardonic creation at the city's biker gangs: "as you can tell by this gratuitous graphic and urgent sound design, the biker menace is a real problem," intones the breathless reporter. It's a fun dig at the way channels like Fox are able to manipulate and orchestrate public responses to the news agenda. Whatever you think about Rockstar, there aren't many game developers who are willing or indeed able to indulge in media parody of this sort.