I am in the process gathering all the resources to rebuild my PC laptop. It's been about 18 months since the OS was installed, and Windows is getting old and cranky. I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 with 3gb of RAM. I considering trying to do Vista 64 bit, but just glancing down the following thread convinced me it wasn't worth it: http://en.community.dell.com/forums/p/19244280/19378694.aspx
I guess, all this time I have had a few issues with Vista, but certainly not the angst that keeps getting spouted about it. I still have UAP enabled. I run Visual Studio as a non-administrator, etc., etc. But, all the talk about Windows 7 and Microsoft's pseudo-admission that they missed the boat with Vista has done more to dampen my enthusiasm for Vista than any actual or perceived failure of the OS.
So, if trying out something new on Vista, like putting 64bit Os on my box, requires even a little extra amount of effort, I loose my appetite. Kind of a shame, really. Poor, maligned Vista.
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