Hey, a positive thread!!!!
My newest laptop is a low end... Toshiba Satellite L35. I usually get upper
end computers, but I wanted to see what things looked like with a $399 new
computer that came with Vista Home Basic.
It's run perfectly since day one and I've been using it for just over 6
months... it's now my regular computer for my nightly sessions at Barnes and
Noble., where I'm online and doing lots of work.
I have an open issue of trying to get it to accept 2 new GB sticks of RAM...
but it does fine with 1-1/2 GB.... outside of that one item in 6 months,
it's been a totally great Vista computing experience with a Toshiba (which I
swore 'never again' after my last high-end laptop from them - with XP).
At that price, it didn't include a DVD burner... one surprise was finding
Ulead DVD Factory on it... yup, it makes a complete DVD iso file on the hard
drive. Nothing but positive surprises.
website references are to www.papajohn.org
"Mike Hall - MVP" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Never a truer word regarding running the OS supplied with the hardware,
> especially the budget end.
> Instead of offering useless extended warranties, nasty cheap printers etc,
> the OEMs should ensure that the basic spec of the computer will at least
> give the end user a fighting chance at a decent computing experience..
> Mike Hall - MVP
> "Mark R. Cusumano" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> news:b7CdnQGmSM4vjvnanZ2dnUVZ_rKtnZ2d@comcast.com. ..
>> "aliaz" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> Why I don't have all these annoying problems that other users have with
>>> Vista ?????
>>> Am I missing something?
>>> cheers from Holland
>> I too feel left out. My system is running flawlessly with the exception
>> if IE7 and I blame that on the plethora of add-ons I insist on using and
>> that only with the Netflix website. I suggest you go out an buy an old
>> PC with old hardware running XP with lots of old software and upgrade to
>> Vista then you can join in on the fun. I'm a firm believer that
>> generally you should continue to run the operating system that came with
>> your hardware until the new O/S has gone through a complete shakedown and
>> then at that your hardware is probably so old it needs replacing anywhy.
>> Mark R. Cusumano
>> Skype Name: mark.cusumano
>> Web: http://The-Padded-Cell.spaces.live.com