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I won a laptop! Answered

I entered a Sony video contest and now I've won a Vaio laptop. It'll be a little while before it arrives, but when it does it will be the first laptop I've ever owned. I have one for work, but pretty much all of my machines have been PC boxes that I've built myself.

I guess this means that I'll finally see what Windows Vista is, or isn't, about.

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ivan.veretelnyk (author)2008-09-30

Vista is most bad OS version from Microsoft :) XP more stable and faster, you will see :)

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most bad? is that anything like worst?

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Kiteman (author)Chicken22092008-09-30

If English is your second language, yes - Ivan is Ukrainian.

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ivan.veretelnyk (author)Kiteman2008-09-30

My native languages is Ukrainian and Russian, and second - English , JAVA, JavaScript and PHP LOL

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Kiteman (author)ivan.veretelnyk2008-09-30

A genuine polyglot!

(And your English is far better than my Ukrainian, Russian, JAVA, JavaScript, PHP....)

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Derin (author)Kiteman2008-10-02

Meh!MY TURKISH IS THE BEST AMONG HERE although there are other turkish users on ibles bunu anlayabiliyosan aferin maşşallah be

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Goodhart (author)Chicken22092008-09-30

no, wurst is a meat product *yuk yuk* :-)

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To be clear - I mean if PC used for work. For intertainment purposes like watch video, surf the net etc it is cool and I like UI and new features. But vista slow(I have 2G of RAM and average 7600GO card).

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and after the year of use it is really unstable :) Sometimes I think to delete it and install XP again, but I think about money - I paid for it when got laptop and would pay for XP.

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Derin (author)ivan.veretelnyk2008-10-02

some computer stores(teknosa® ftw) also install xp if you want

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I usually find I have to reformat every year no matter what OS i'm using at the time, it just makes it feel fresher.

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That's what I've heard. My machine at home runs XP right now.

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Labot2001 (author)fungus amungus2008-09-30

IMHO, Vista is only good if you've got Home Premium - Basic is a waste without Media Center and Ultimate chews up systems resources, but Home Premium is a good deal, if you don't mind shutting off some of Vista's background programs.

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fungus amungus (author)Labot20012008-09-30

Hmm... looks like it comes with Home Premium and 4 gigs of RAM.

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That's plenty if it's got some decent video memory.

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Labot2001 (author)fungus amungus2008-10-01

If you're a media person like I am, I think you'll enjoy it once you tweak the settings a bit.

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whatsisface (author)Labot20012008-09-30

Business is pretty good too, especially when free.

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Labot2001 (author)whatsisface2008-09-30

Ah. Most things seem to be a bit nicer when free.

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Ok Vista might not be great but it's not the worst ME was the Worst....... And Congrats fungus enjoy and if you don't like Vista you can always install Ubuntu....

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lol, I have a russian friend named ivan, except his last name starts with a P I'm asian, I make soup jokes, he makes rice jokes lolz

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Derin (author)2008-10-02

vista sux,upgrade it to ubuntu or pardus(beware,http://www.pardus.org is turkish,click the english link first)

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DJ Radio (author)2008-10-01

what are you gonna do with your treasure?

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gmjhowe (author)2008-10-01

wow! nice one, i love winning things, what you really need is nice adjustable laptop stand…

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NachoMahma (author)2008-09-30

. Are you notanotherfilm61? hmmmm. Guess not or you would have mentioned the "Handycam HD camcorder and Bravia® 46-inch HDTV." heehee . Which vid is your's? wandera89, ryansheffer, tonychauzer, sim37p3, or AlexMooney? sim37p3? . Oh! Congratulations! You Da Man!

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If you look through them you should be able to identify which one's mine pretty easily. My username makes more sense when it's in all caps.

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NachoMahma (author)Doctor What2008-09-30

. Doh! . I guessed right, but the "play on letters" didn't occur to me. Almost embarrassed that I missed that - I usually score very high on pattern matching tests. I just went by which video fit my perception of our beloved fungus amungus best. And the "bandit pumpkin" at the beginning looks suspiciously like Robot.

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JellyWoo (author)2008-09-30

Congratulations! Good luck with Vista! ;)

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Kiteman (author)2008-09-30

I've never used Vista, but I consider it significant that a PC offered as a prize by NASA had Vista installed, but included a free downgrade to XP!

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DJ Radio (author)2008-09-30

cool, vista is awesome, if you have 2 GB of RAM and a good graphics card

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whatsisface (author)2008-09-30

Sweet! Congratulations! Exclaimation mark!

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