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6 Points to Consider Before Jumping onto the Windows Vista Bandwagon

Unless you are someone who rushes out and purchases all that is new in the world, most gurus would recommend wait and watch policy as far as Windows Vista is concerned. What you must do is allow early adopters to cut their teeth on the system and give verdicts on what is right and what needs correction or is disappointing. Think:

1. Whether your existing computer system will satisfy Vistas hard ware needs. There are two options where Windows Vista is concerned a system that is Windows Vista capable and one that is Vista premium ready. The Windows Vista premium needs a 1GH processor, a1GB and more RAM, and top quality graphics/video card. Before you leap to upgrade your system read through the Windows Vista Hardware needs at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/evaluate/hardware/vistarpc.mspx .

2. Examine your existing system and determine whether you will need the Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate version of Vista. Each is vastly different and satisfies different needs. The Business edition is expected to be comparable to XPPro.

3. Licensing in the case of Windows Vista is expected to be complicated and Microsoft has not announced final notifications yet.
4. When you think Vista you need to simultaneously consider application compatibility. Find out in detail what will be compatible and what will not. Consider things like upgrade or fixing of programs.

5. Network Infrastructure needs may change with installation of Vista. You may need to consider IPv6.

6. Weigh carefully why you need Vista and all its much promoted features. Remember installing a new system means learning time and kinks to be worked on. Are you tech-savvy enough to wrestle with brand new technology?

On August 29th for a brief moment one got a glimpse of Windows Vista pricing on Microsoft’s Canadian Web site. The Home Basic Edition is priced on level with Windows XP and will retail at pounds 112.62. The Home Premium Version with tablet PC advantages and Media Center was priced 13% higher at pounds 141.57. This discovery was made by blogger Ed Bott who posted the pricing on ZDNET.com posting.

Remember with upgrades data is at risk. Often time is lost in adjusting to anew system. You also need to think about back ups and training of all computer users at home and at work. And most important is the cost of purchasing Windows Vista and the cost of upgrades, training, and more.

Analysts at Gartner according to a ZDNet article advised in November 2005 that one should wait until 2008 to gauge the accurate situation. Experts recommend to avoid “vista ready” and only consider Windows Vista in spank new Pcs.

So, while the pluses and minuses are in debate it is important for users to wait and watch and only join the Vista User group when the system is up and running with all kinks ironed out. According to industry watchers Vista is all set to be released either end 2006 or by Easter 2007.
About Author:
Aaron Brooks is a freelance writer for 1888SoftwareDownloads , the premier website to find Free Software Downloads including free anti-virus software, free spyware detection software, free toolbars, free chat software and more.

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