Should I wait to get Vista?

Question

I'm considering a new PC with Vista - would it be wise to wait until the first Service Pack is available before buying?

Answer

This question was answered on June 30, 2007. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It's a safe bet to assume it's "wise" to wait until the first service pack is released Vista was released on Jan 30, so it's been out for 5 months now

Lifehacker, a popular computer blog, recommends this:

"If you want a truly seamless transition to Vista - especially if you're upgrading your existing PC versus buying a new one with it pre-installed - I'd say wait Not the possible 11 months or so it will take for Service Pack 1 to come out, but maybe a month or two to let software and hardware vendors work out the kinks with their apps and drivers."

At this point it's up to you If you need a new computer get one There are places online, Dell.com for example, that will let you buy a new computer with XP still, so if you're unsure you can always go with the familiar.

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Posted by Logan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on June 30, 2007