Newbie and confused as to which OP?

PeterPoles's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
Newbie Member
Hi All!! I have recently bought a lappy for myself..I want to install the operating system on it, but i am really confused as to which one to go for? I am thinking of installing Microsoft Windows Vista Home. what do you say guys? Shall i go for it? What are the actual criterias ont which we decide as to which OP to go for? I am getting it for £156 @ http://www.checkcost.co.uk/microsoft...lish/p/149516/ at a store called ecostsoftware, but amazon has the same for £200..Its a good difference. Dont you think so? why amazon having that high price?
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Don't go with any HOME editions but at least use Business edition or if possible Ultimate.
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XXxxImmortalxxXX's Avatar
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whatever u do just dont by vista its a new BIG program and it has bugs in it stilll that hasnt been fixed it
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shamvil's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2008
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Yes as XXxxImmortalxxXX has suggested, i too will suggest u not to buy Vista Home versions. I too had a pre-installedVista Home Premium on my laptop, but later i have to downgrade it to winxp, as vista was giving a hell lot of problems in term of performance.
The only good thing about vista till date is that your pc won't be affected with virus, as most of the virus can't harm VIsta. E.g in win xp u wil find a virus which itself creates a folder with extesnion .exe.
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XXxxImmortalxxXX's Avatar
Invasive contributor
yea glad to hear the same information from another peer of the forum thanks mate
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PeterPoles's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
Newbie Member
Hey Thanks guys!! So I think I should go for winXP..Ok, with that can you all please suggest me a good antivirus software that really is effective?
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shamvil's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2008
Go4Expert Member
Either go for Kaspersky or go for Avast Professional
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GreenGrass's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
Ambitious contributor
You should take Avira Classic Edition.
Its free and give good Protection.

Download it at: http://www.free-av.com/
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XXxxImmortalxxXX's Avatar
Invasive contributor
well just dont get norton cause nortan sucks any other one of those viruse protections software alrdy posted in this post is good