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It seems almost exactly the same as Windows 7 to me, except the taskbar is different. The majority of the OS runs the same. There are a couple of differences, but that is it.

What's with all the hate?
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I am currently using Vista right now. The gaming is trash on Vista. It is also very memory heavy. Vista takes the longest to boot up on any pc compared to XP and Windows 7...Windows 7 being the fastest. Aero on Vista is also trash. Its just a pretty version of XP (bulked down of course) with no new features except navigation in the Start Menu. Vista isn't horrible, but it isn't XP or Win 7.

I'm sure you can find some comparisons if you google it lol
    
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I am currently using Vista right now. The gaming is trash on Vista. It is also very memory heavy. Vista takes the longest to boot up on any pc compared to XP and Windows 7...Windows 7 being the fastest. Aero on Vista is also trash. Its just a pretty version of XP (bulked down of course) with no new features except navigation in the Start Menu. Vista isn't horrible, but it isn't XP or Win 7.

I'm sure you can find some comparisons if you google it lol
7 uses just as much (if not more) memory than Vista.

Also, yes, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Vista nothing new compared to XP, right?

OP: Vista is fine. It got a bad rep when it debuted and never recovered. It's a fine OS. I use it on one machine just because I don't see the point in spending another $100 dollars to get it running on 7.
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what really pissed me off about vista was that I needed to deal with UAC just to access the freaking device manager.

What am I a child Microsoft?

It was things like that that I just didn't like. And yes I am aware you can disable UAC but still it shouldn't ask me for permission for such a common task.
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7 uses just as much (if not more) memory than Vista.

Also, yes, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Vista nothing new compared to XP, right?

OP: Vista is fine. It got a bad rep when it debuted and never recovered. It's a fine OS. I use it on one machine just because I don't see the point in spending another $100 dollars to get it running on 7.
My opinion is pretty much summed up in this post. Usually a new windows means a new directX but M$ updated vista to DX11 anyways so if you have vista I don't really see a good reason to spend the money to upgrade.
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It's okay at the moment.

On the realease it was plauged with driver issues and crashes.
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IMHO Its because the world was running older Hardware like Pentium 4's and old Athlons when Vista launched and it ran like Poo lol. To me, Win 7 is just a tweaked Vista but tweaked in all the right places. Like Win 95 to 98. 95 was good but 98 was Great
     
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why you cant use dx11 on xp?
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I like Vista except for one thing.

UAC is either On or Off, not in the middle like with W7
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They just haven't given it a chance. It's a great OS ever since SP1 came out.
    
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