Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity;13497761
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.
I am comparing the shell. Vista brought what...flip, new icons, a pretty windows explorer and a different layout? Thats all looks. Now the organization in vista was pretty nice. I do believe that is a plus.
Windows 7 brought the Taskbar that can be used for touch screens, Libraries, pinned apps, mouse gestures, Multi-touch...etc. I mean its not a huge enhancement.
But yes, Windows 7 takes the most memory out of the 3 I listed. You can disable Aero in both Vista and 7...but once you disable it in 7, the memory difference is huge compared to Vista which has a bunch of useless services running non-stop.