[access-uk] Re: VISTA Re-Visited

HI Andy.

I'm not all that bothered about my printer as it is about seven years old. Even my Epson Scanner, which I run k1000, is rarely used these days. I'm pleased to hear that Winamp and the BBC Player have no problems, but do you know if GoldWave can run on it?
I use it a lot and would like to stick with it if possible.

After this all I need worry about is my Soundblaster card and my Zoom and Olympus digital recorders. VISTA will have to accept the latter.

Best wishes.

Andy.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Andy Collins" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 10:40 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: VISTA Re-Visited


Hi Andy -

I have been using my new Vista laptop for a few weeks now, and really like
it; you can set it up to look like XP, but I like it as it comes!

It works fine with Winamp and the bbc Iplayer.

If it's going to be your main machine, then you need to think about the
hardware you might want to hook up to it, such as printers/scanners, as
these most likely will need their drivers updated, and I imagine not all of the older peripherals will be driver upgradeable to Vista. I'm experiencing this myself at the moment, I have a Lexmark Z65 printer, and although I've
checked the Lexmark website, can't seem to find a Vista driver for it; the
same seems to be the case for my Epsom 3170 scanner, both machines are only
about 4 years old!

For listening to music, I do what Jackie does, and the sound on my HP
Pavilion is excellent, pretty good just from it's own little speakers too!

HTH -

Andy
----- Original Message ----- From: "Andy Logue" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 10:03 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: VISTA Re-Visited


| Hi Jackie.
|
| I must say, after reading your message and the one from Tristram, I'm
| warming to Vista. However, I note that you attach your HP to your hi-fi.
| This is important as I use the Soundblaster Live external card to pump
| audio, via the optic out, to my AV unit. I'm not sure if the Soundblaster | would work, nor Winamp or GoldWave, which I also use extensively. I also
| use the BBC Player for live and listen again programmes, so if VISTA can
| cope with these, then I may be in the market for a HP or PB VISTA
desk-top.
|
| Best wishes.
|
| Andy.
|
|
|
|
| ----- Original Message ----- | From: "Jackie Cairns" <cairnsplace@xxxxxxx>
| To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 3:47 PM
| Subject: [access-uk] Re: VISTA Re-Visited
|
|
| > Hi Andy
| >
| > I can only give you my thoughts based on what I've used successfully
under
| > Vista.
| >
| > My laptop, as you have probably read by now, is an HP with Vista Home
| > Premium.  On it, I primarily use Microsoft Word 2003, JAWS version 9.0
and
| > all its patches, Outlook Express, or the Windows Mail equivalent, Skype,
| > Internet Explorer 7, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, and Juice.
| >
| > The laptop sits in our living-room, and is there so I can send and
receive
| > Emails, listen to music when I want to attach it to the hi-fi, and is
| > cheaper to run all day than the desktop. (smile.)
| >
| > As far as Vista goes, it does what I require of it at the moment.  I
| > haven't got any scanning packages on it because its purpose isn't for
| > those just now. If I want to do all that, and use Sound Forge etc, I go
| > to my XP machine which has a lot more software installed on it.
| >
| > So, for me, Vista is fine and does a good job as it stands, and I have
no
| > qualms about recommending HP, either in a laptop or desktop flavour.
| >
| > I hope this helps.
| >
| > Jackie
| >
| > Email: cairnsplace@xxxxxxx
| > Skype Name: Cairnsplace
| > ----- Original Message ----- | > From: "Andy Logue" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| > To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| > Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 3:27 PM
| > Subject: [access-uk] VISTA Re-Visited
| >
| >
| >> Hi all.
| >>
| >> I'm getting very closed to having to make a decision on a new computer
| >> and again, I am presented with a dilemma .  Which OS to get!.
| >>
| >> I just love XP Home but believe that this is not going to be supported
| >> after 2008, so I need to choose between VISTA,  or XP Media Center
| >> computers.
| >>
| >> I have JAWS Professional version 8 and intend to upgrade to version 9,
so
| >> neither should present too many access issues for me.
| >>
| >> I like Packard Bell computers and indeed, have purchased three of them
in
| >> the past.  I've been told that Hewlett Packard is another good brand,
so
| >> I'll probably go for either of these.
| >>
| >> I use my computer, quite a lot for recording BBC Radio Scotland and BBC
| >> Radio 2 shows as well as burning this material, using either Easy CD
| >> creator or Nero onto CD or DVD's .  I also like to use a SoundBlaster
| >> External Sound Card, to attach my computer to an AV unit. Other items,
| >> such as the Zoom Recorder and Olympus DS50 as well as External Hard
| >> Drives, are all regular visitors to my computer.
| >>
| >> I have been told that VISTA will not allow me to use many of these
items,
| >> so if this is the case, then I'll go for the Media Center operating
| >> system.
| >>
| >> Can anyone please let me know if any of my above tasks would be limited
| >> or prohibited by VISTA please.
| >>
| >> Still very much seeking a recommendation from more experienced users
into
| >> brand and type of computer.
| >>
| >> Looking forward to a full in-box, hahaha.
| >>
| >> Andy.
| >>
| >>
| >>
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