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Re: [teacherartexchange] Windows Vista Questions


From: Sidnie Miller (SMILLER_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 22 2008 - 12:40:10 PDT

Oh, one more thing about Vista--A friend who is a computer guy told me that even
tho the machines equipped with Vista often have only 1 gig of DRam, you should
get 2 G to make it run better. I don't have any idea if this is true, but I got 2 and
I don't have any problems.

>>> "Sue Stevens" <> 8/22/2008 8:33 am >>>
I purchased an HP with vista a little over a year ago (when vista was so
new, non-microsoft programs were not compatible) was an unfortunate
situation - my student teacher dropped my laptop so I had little
choise.....but anyways......I too lived in Outlook Express, but realized
quite quickly that vista's "Windows Mail" is the outlook express
substitute - it looks almost identical to outlook and I had absolutely no
issue setting it up. Other than issues at the beginning with programs not
being compatible (ie: the marking program we use, Itunes, etc. all had to
do very quick rewrites to their programs,which I now have) I've had little
problems with my vista laptop (knock on wood!).

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peshette, Alix" <>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 10:56 AM
Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] Windows Vista Questions

After two weeks of trying resuscitate my beloved 9 year old Dell running
Windows XP, I had to pronounce it dead and buy an HP with Vista. I was
horrified to find that new computers only come with Office as trialware.
I tried the Microsoft Home and Student 2007 software and found that it
didn't include Outlook. I practically live inside Outlook!

So, I'm planning on buying the full Microsoft Office 2007 Professional
from Academic Superstore for $120. You just have to provide proof of
working in an academic institution that grants graduating degrees.

Just a thought...


Alix E. Peshette
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Placer County Office of Education
360 Nevada St.
Auburn, CA. 95603 USA

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-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Roberts []
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 7:22 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Windows Vista Questions

I purchased my Dell online last fall and I have Vista Home Premium. I
did not purchase Microsoft Office Home and Student version from Dell
because I was able to purchase it locally for less. I just did a search
and found it for $85 through Amazon...and it does include Excel and
Power Point.

> Woody,
> My daughter just bought a Dell and it did not come with the Micosoft
> Office suite unless she wanted it loaded at an additional cost. Her
> Dell came only with works not word. If you are buying them directly
> from Dell check with them or if you go through a dealer and see what
> they will do for you. Loading the software is not difficult but you
> have to buy it and usually have the rights to download it to three
> Jeff (Minnesota)
> --- On Fri, 8/22/08, Woody Duncan <> wrote:
>> From: Woody Duncan <>
>> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Windows Vista Questions
>> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
>> <>
>> Date: Friday, August 22, 2008, 9:05 AM I'm considering buying Dell
>> laptops for my triplet grandkids. I'm a mac person but can't afford
>> to buy three macs. The model I'm considering comes with the new
>> windows vista.
>> I can't seem to figurer out if that includes: word, excel, and
>> powerpoint. Is that something you need to purchase separately ? I'm
>> looking for something to push them in school.
>> They are starting the 4th grade and I want them to learn the basics
>> of writing using word processing and hone their math skills using
>> spreadsheets. They read at the 6th grade level and need a challenge.
>> What is included with Windows Vista ?
>> Woody
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