is windows vista basic really that bad

hey guys been researching all over the net for a friend of mine. he is going to get a dell laptop but it comes standard with windows vista basic( no XP option) but it offers an upgrade for Vista home premium.

so he is an average PC user that only does Internet and e-mail. nothing advanced and is also going to use it to play the occasional DVD movie. so for this type of user would the upgrade to home premium be worth it?
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  1. He could use a cell phone for that! LOL

    Vista Basic will be fine for what he uses his computer for.
  2. He won't get Aero, the fancy vista interface features, that's the main thing for him probably. Otherwise basic is fine.
  3. yea thats what i thought. he doesn't really care about the eye candy anyway but hey just a small hack to the registry will get him Aero graphics anyway. thanks for the info guys
  4. captaincharisma said:
    yea thats what i thought. he doesn't really care about the eye candy anyway but hey just a small hack to the registry will get him Aero graphics anyway. thanks for the info guys


    Reg hack for that? Did not know that. Cool.

    There's another hack to get 'dreamscene' on non-ultimate machines but it was a PITA to do.
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