Woody, I've used a Gateway laptop with Vista on it for about a year and a half. There have been a couple of (VERY old) programs that won't run, I had a minor e-mail issue that was able to be fixed with a patch program, and the only other thing is my network scanner/fax/printer SAYS it isn't compatible, but we installed the Windows XP driver, and it works just fine. Windows XP from a tech standpoint is a better system, but I don't think a deciding factor. I haven't had any issues, and can use Photoshop and other programs just fine.
Brookings Middle School
From: Woody Duncan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 11:22 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Windows Vista ?
I'm still considering buying 3 Dell laptops for my triplet grandkids.
my son (their father) was concerned about troubles with the new operating system. He suggested that I wait. Does anyone have experience with Windows Vista ? I'm a mac person so I have no idea. Should I wait for improvements or upgrades ? Wouldn't MS do regular upgrades via the internet ? Would that solve any glitches ? Or should I try to buy the laptops with an older operating system ? Can you even do that ?