We have Vista on one of our computers at work. The rest all use XP. The Vista computer can't communicate with any of our printers very well, and the $20,000 software package that we bought for the engineers to use last year? It doesn't speak Vista, either, which wouldn't be so bad if the one Vista computer in our plant didn't belong to the engineer...
We had so much trouble with it that when my Gateway laptop died last fall, I resurrected the old Sony from 2000 to use just so I wouldn't have to deal with Vista in my home. The Sony's screen was held in with duct tape, it's battery had long since given up the ghost when it came to holding a charge for longer than a nano-second, and most of it's 8gig of storage was taken up with some sort of virus that ate up any available space as soon as you freed it up. And it was slower than Christmas! Yet, this was preferable to having Vista invade my home.
I was able to buy a new laptop a couple of months ago from Dell that has XP Home on it. For a few extra $$, I could have ordered XP Pro. So for now, you *can* get a computer with XP again.
Lori in Tennessee
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