@ Rich Turner. Sorry. I was out of order.
First things first.
I got in from work at 8PM, thanks to yet another Windows "problem". Cold dinner syndrome!
I then proceeded to get pissed, and a little stoned.
I then saw the words Windows and Vista. The cause of my late working. I then saw you defending Vista.
I saw red!
I was bang out of order by calling you a tosser. You may well be a thoroughly nice chap! Sorry for that. I was the tosser...
However, although your words about optimising your Vista setup are valid, they miss the point somewhat.
Most Linux installs are secure and fast, straight out of the box. No MSCONFIG, no deleting crud from your Start up folder, no REGEDIT crap. NO version of Ms Windows is, from my experience, either of those! And that experience started at IBM-DOS 3.3 and Windows 3.0. Trust me on this, I've been in "Computering" for quite a while...
To the various "AC" posters. Ubuntu Linux certainly is "Ready for the desktop". I have installed it on nearly 300 "Home" PCs in the last nine months, and I have only ever had support calls from TWO users, One is as thick as pig shit, the other is an M.O.D. Plod. Need I say more!!! Those users range in age from 7 (my niece), to 75 (my Mum). With all steps in between. And no, they are not all family members. Most of these ordinary (L)users were amazed at how fast their computers ran after I installed Linux, after the drudgery of booting, and running XP or Vista.
There should be NO NEED to re-install the OS every year, because it has slowed to a crawl.
Umbongo, currently at 8.04 on this lappy,was upgraded from 7.04 to 7.10. It's still Fast as Fuck!
@ Poster who quoted re-training costs.
And what about the re-training costs involved with MS Vista. Loads of stuff has moved, or had it's name changed!
My 3 year old Dell Laptop (dual boot, obviously), takes over six minutes to finish loading XP.
It boots Umbongo in about 1 and a half. I can power up, login, send a mail or two, and shut it down, in less time than XP takes to load. Gnome is so easy to use, you really don't need a brain. It's just obvious, after about 10 minutes of "training"!
So, after all is said and done, All versions of MS Windows are a steaming pile of dingo's kidneys, Linux, of virtually any flavour, is superior in "almost" every way!!!
@AC's. If you won't show your name,or at least a "Handle", when you pass comment on ANYTHING, you snivelling wankers, then just eat Tux shit, then FOAD!
G'night all! Tux WILL rule.......... One day! ;oD