Happy Friday! I hope this newsletter finds everyone well!
Before I start off on this week's topic, I want to thank
all of you who participated in last week's discussion,
"What's eating up my hard-drive space?" Many of you
participated in the forum discussion and an equal number of you e-mailed me directly to share your tips. While this is
helpful, the e-mails are for my eyes only, and it would far
more beneficial for community members if you would post them
in the discussion thread for all to see. The discussion
on mysterious hard drive space disappearing is still
going strong. I encourage those of you who
previously e-mailed us to please share your advice in the
discussion right here. Thanks again! Now, let's
tackle Jerome's question on whether he should wait for
Window 7 to be released to buy a new PC or move on to Vista now.
Jerome, with the new Windows 7 release in sight
(possibly due out by the year's end),
I'm sure others are finding themselves in this
situation: Windows 7 later or Vista now? And
that's not an easy decision to make. With a whopping
211 submissions to your question, I'm going to
quickly break down what the majority of our
members recommended. So it goes:
-- Buy a PC with XP now. PC manufacturers are still offering it.
-- Buy a PC with Vista now, and use it and enjoy it.
-- Buy a PC with Vista after July and benefit from a free upgrade to Windows 7.
-- Buy a PC with Windows 7 after it is released.
Like I said, above is just a quick summary of what
our members had to recommend. To get the full
details on our members' thoughts, please read
through all the great opinions, insights, and
recommendations that they shared with you. And
to make it a bit more interesting, I created a
poll around those recommendations (below), so
that we can all vote on it. The
decision is yours, Jerome, and I wish you
the best of luck with you making it. Have a
great weekend, everyone! And thanks for your help!
Should I wait for Windows 7 or move on to Vista now?
My 7-year-old computer running Windows 2000 Pro is on its way
out and I'm ready to buy a brand-new system to start fresh
with new hardware and operating system. However, after
reading some articles on Windows 7, which is suppose to be
due out sometime end of this year, do you think it's worth
the wait to skip Vista completely and hope that my current
computer will last until Windows 7 is released? I know this
sounds premature to ask now since Windows 7 is a long ways
off, but I want to get some ideas so I don't make the move
now to Vista and regret it to find out Windows 7 is the way
to go. What's your opinion? What would you do, go to Vista or
wait for Windows 7? All feedback is welcome. Thank you.
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Featured member solutions for last week's question:
Newsletter topic quick poll Weigh in on this week poll topic!
If you where in Jerome's shoes, what would you do?
(Please click on button to vote)
Buy a PC with XP now. Buy a PC with Vista now. Buy a PC with Vista after July and benefit from a free upgrade to Windows 7. Buy a PC with Windows 7 after it is released. Buy an alternative machine with Mac or Linux. Other
My PC stopped recognizing both my DVD and CD drives, help Last week my computer stopped recognizing both my DVD and CD drives, drives E and F on my computer. Does this mean that the slots on the mother board went bad or is it a software glitch? I used my recovery wizard and set my computer back to an earlier date when I knew all was working okay, but this did not help. What could possibly cause this? Any suggestions as to how I can check this out myself without taking my computer into a shop. I have a Sony (PCV-RS420), running a Pentium 4 (2.8 Ghz), running Windows XP.
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