And there are hundreds of Dell laptops with XP in their Outlet store, which is always my favorite spot for saving a few bucks while shopping.
Art On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 2:07 AM, Dennis Brunnenmeyer <dennisb at chronometrics.com> wrote: > As of tonight (June 19th), the HP Compaq web site still lists their > top-end notebooks with "Vista downgrade to Windows XP" as an optional OS. > > My HP/Compaq nw8000 has given excellent service. The HP Compaq 8710w > available now is a relatively costly computer but inexpensive when > you consider its value with respect to salaries and time. > > Dennis Brunnenmeyer > *************************************** > At 01:06 PM 6/19/2008, Rene Stephenson wrote: >>You're right, Dennis. I checked with an IT guru buddy who has done a >>lot of reworks of Vista machines when his clients got bitten by one >>of its bugs and wanted to roll back to XP, and he said it was a >>complete nightmare, every single time, and a couple of times was >>such a colossal headache that he just told the client to return the >>computer for a refund and buy an XP machine. He said if I go to a >>Vista box, I'd better be prepared to do it come what may without looking back. >> >> >>Rene L. Stephenson >> >> >>----- Original Message ---- >>From: Dennis Brunnenmeyer <dennisb at chronometrics.com> >> >>Rene.... >> >>Whatever you do, don't fall into the trap of buying a Windows-based >>laptop with VISTA installed on it, hoping to *upgrade* to Windows >>XP. In some cases, this is possible, but look into it first. With >>brand new hardware designed for VISTA, you may not be able to find >>XP-suitable drivers. Your best best (in the Windows arena) is to get >>one originally designed for XP, assuming of course that you choose >>to avoid VISTA. >> >>Dennis Brunnenmeyer >>*************************** > > Dennis Brunnenmeyer > Director of Engineering > CEDAR RIDGE SYSTEMS > 15019 Rattlesnake Road > Grass Valley, CA 95945-8710 > Office: (530) 477-9015 > Fax: (530) 477-9085 > Mobile: (530) 320-9025 > eMail: dennisb /at/ chronometrics /dot/ com > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/art.campbell%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > -- Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358