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Lets throw some money around

Posted: Apr 05, 2007, 00:44

Apparently some banks in India are moving/have moved their IT infrastructure to Windows Vista. Due to that we have to test whether our trading applications work on Vista and, probably, work regularly on Vista if all goes well. CCIL will then have to upgrade all of their computers to make them 'Vista Capable'. Also, as is always the case with Windows, their SP2 (and later) releases are often more stable, so it's best to wait for those if you're obsessed with MS products. Better still, get [KX]?Ubuntu :)

But really, why would these banks want Vista so bad? Either their IT guys just don't get it or they have too much money to throw around on broken backward compatibility, Treacherous Computing, DRM, memory hogs and irritating UAC.

And guess what, the first thing our support guy did when setting up Vista was to turn off all security features. Way to go! :)


Vista on the stands now

Posted: Feb 13, 2007, 23:43

I had thought that it would not be possible to pirate Vista but I guess I was wrong as expected. I just saw a copy of Vista ultimate on the stands at Andheri for 150 INR and a Norton antivirus 2007 for 50 INR

Just imagine, a copy of Norton 2007 for 2000 INR + Windows Vista starting at 22,000 INR and Office at 6000 INR (from www.pcworld.in) and that's not the end of it. So software would cost us more than 30,000 INR if there was no piracy.

And my computer cost me only 26,000 INR last year. The OS cost me 10 INR (cost of a CD) which was all I needed for my Debian Netinst ;-)