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    Default When can we expect to see Vista fully operational?

    I downloaded the upgrade adviser and it said my Norton Internet Security 2005 (Symantec Corporation) must be uninstalled first. I'm sure a lot of people here use Norton, so when can we expect to see 99% of everyday programs compatible with Vista? Norton wasn't the only thing it said wasn't compatible either. It even said Help and Support wasn't compatible.

    On a side note, what's Sonic DLA? Whatever it is, it's on my laptop and it isn't compatible with Vista..

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfForest22 View Post
    I downloaded the upgrade adviser and it said my Norton Internet Security 2005 (Symantec Corporation) must be uninstalled first. I'm sure a lot of people here use Norton
    Ah No. There's a lot of posts in here, saying its a memory/resource hog. It doesn't matter what version of NIS you use, or AV.

    And most ppl use something better like Avast/AVG/Nod32 etc. And a better firewall. Anything like NIS 2005 is really out of date. And most of the HJT logs I've seen in here, for ppl who are using it.

    They still get infected with something nasty.

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfForest22 View Post
    so when can we expect to see 99% of everyday programs compatible with Vista? Norton wasn't the only thing it said wasn't compatible either. It even said Help and Support wasn't compatible.
    I would say most programs will be ok in Vista, its the drivers u have to worry about.

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfForest22 View Post
    On a side note, what's Sonic DLA? Whatever it is, it's on my laptop and it isn't compatible with Vista..
    Thats some kind of CD burning program isnt it??

    I would check the sites to whatever program you're using now.

    They've most probably updated whatever program, so they'll be compatible with Vista.
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    Default Re: When can we expect to see Vista fully operational?

    I know, I don't really like Norton but I'm not paying for it (it's not an illegal version or anything)

    If I did upgrade to Vista, or even if I didn't, what anti-virus/firewall would you recommend?

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    Default Re: When can we expect to see Vista fully operational?

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfForest22 View Post
    On a side note, what's Sonic DLA? Whatever it is, it's on my laptop and it isn't compatible with Vista..
    It is to do with a Sony portable music player which I personally wouldn't touch because of their DRM crap. Much better to get a truely open MP3 player.

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    Default Re: When can we expect to see Vista fully operational?

    I once put a Sony MP4 onto to laptop to charge the battery. That was it though. I use an iPod

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    Default Re: When can we expect to see Vista fully operational?

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfForest22 View Post
    I know, I don't really like Norton but I'm not paying for it (it's not an illegal version or anything)

    If I did upgrade to Vista, or even if I didn't, what anti-virus/firewall would you recommend?
    There's AVG Free

    Avast Home

    And Comodo - This is free, all u have to do is type your email in to get a code to activate it, and its free forever. Not too sure if Comodo is Vista compat, I'll have to have a look.

    I would recommend Zonealarm, but I think in order to use extra features in it, you have to pay for it / register it.

    These are all free. I dont know the diff between the free and the paid versions of AVG and Avast tho.

    Most probably just a few extras in the paid versions.

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    Default Re: When can we expect to see Vista fully operational?

    So you're saying those free ones are better than my paid Norton?

    Seems odd to me.

    If I was gonna get one of the free ones, do they have firewalls too? And would the free version of Zonealarm be better than the others you said?

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    Default Re: When can we expect to see Vista fully operational?

    The firewall in Vista should be ample, It's a few steps above the xp one.
    People are saying it's as good as the built into OSX. and if thats the case why bother with 3rd party resource hungry software

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    Default Re: When can we expect to see Vista fully operational?

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfForest22 View Post
    So you're saying those free ones are better than my paid Norton?
    Yup as they're more recent / up to date. And smaller.

    Unless u get NIS 2007 which is most probably just as bad as previous versions (2003 - 06). They install too much crap. And can slow a system down. (read some of the posts in here about NIS or the AV (especially NIS), you'll see what I mean.

    Whatever version you get (of NIS), may not make any difference, but the size and whether it slows your system down, after its installed does.

    And Nortons is just a bloated bit of software.

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfForest22 View Post
    If I was gonna get one of the free ones, do they have firewalls too? And would the free version of Zonealarm be better than the others you said?
    Some do, some don't have firewalls. The links I gave u are only AV programs I think not firewalls. Altho, AVG does have a separate site where u can get the AV and firewall, but I don't think its free, after so long.

    Zonealarm I think is ok, but it installs too much crap too, and like NIS, it can also stop its proxy service frequently.

    And when it stops u can't browse the net, until u restart this service. It got too annoying for me, and I removed it.

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    Default Re: When can we expect to see Vista fully operational?

    So in all...you recommend.....?

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