Posted 11 June 2007 - 06:13 AM
It depends upon 2 things:
1) The support available for your components - you'll need Vista compatible drivers for your hardware
2) The programs that you use - you'll need Vista compatible programs for your computer.
Look at this with a view to the future - what do you expect to be doing with the computer in 2 to 3 years? After that, the technology will have progressed far enough that you'll probably want a new system.
There are ways to force many (if not most) drivers and applications to work with Vista. If you're looking for a trouble free experience, go with XP. If you're looking to utilize the latest technology, go with Vista.
Dell computers are fine, it's just that they have the same drawbacks as any other major manufacturer (primarily issues with tech support, proprietary hardware, and all the installed "crud"). As such, they're generally not as upgradeable as a custom built system - but otherwise they work just fine.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able. - John
(my website: http://www.carrona.org/
)**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack
. ** If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.
<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.