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I think of vista as an inferior version of seven.Seven fixed everything wrong with vista.
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I kind of like how Vista + SP2 is a "hybrid" between XP and Win7. The Quick Launch Bar is kinda nice to have, but you can get DirectX 11 support with the right windows updates.

S'all good, IMV. smile.gif Now if Vista would be a little less heavy on the TurboCache-like feature for graphics cards things would be a lil nicer IMO.
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post #13 of 59
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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.
    
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post #14 of 59
The Vista Platform update was a major overhaul on the GUI and DX. Also after the first major hotfixes came out that fixed gaming issues I ever had trouble with Vista. Once SP1 came out it was as stable as XP and is as stable as my Windows 7 setup now.

As someone else mentioned - Vista was VERY hardware dependent and most people didn't have the best hardware when Vista came out, it was one of the first major Windows releases that really forced people to upgrade their machines to run properly. Windows 7 builds on what Vista already had. There is very little difference between a Vista OS running SP2 + Platform updates and Windows 7. One of the few things that the Platform update did not give Vista was hardware accelerated 2D GUI - it's GUI was overhauled MAJORLY BUT still relies on software rendering of 2D graphic GUI.
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post #15 of 59
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Originally Posted by sexybastard;13497775 
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.

a kid could do a lot of bad stuff with access to control panel
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post #16 of 59
Generally a lot of people frown on Vista because of how stressful it is to game on it. For example, while it would take XP/7 1GB of RAM to play a game on recommended settings, it would take Vista 2GB of RAM. Or perhaps a couple more tenths of a ghz or even more than that to run a game in contrast to XP/7.

Also, it's a little slower than Windows 7, therefore people are speed demons. No matter what.

I ran Vista for awhile and I had no problems with it, I only upgraded because I'm a PC gamer and Windows 7 was eagerly anticipated by me.

edit: I was ninja'd frown.gif
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post #17 of 59
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Originally Posted by Cyrilmak;13497976 
The Vista Platform update was a major overhaul on the GUI and DX. Also after the first major hotfixes came out that fixed gaming issues I ever had trouble with Vista. Once SP1 came out it was as stable as XP and is as stable as my Windows 7 setup now.

As someone else mentioned - Vista was VERY hardware dependent and most people didn't have the best hardware when Vista came out, it was one of the first major Windows releases that really forced people to upgrade their machines to run properly. Windows 7 builds on what Vista already had. There is very little difference between a Vista OS running SP2 + Platform updates and Windows 7. One of the few things that the Platform update did not give Vista was hardware accelerated 2D GUI - it's GUI was overhauled MAJORLY BUT still relies on software rendering of 2D graphic GUI.

OEMs were selling Vista system with 1GB of RAM....

Intel forced MS to allow their IGP to pass requirements....
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I have no problem with Vista. If I didn't get Windows7 for free as a student, I'd still be on Vista. Please note I play 0 DX11-only games.
 
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post #19 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Guitar;13498006 
a kid could do a lot of bad stuff with access to control panel

a kid can also click "yes" to the prompt so it was there for no reason at all except to piss me off lol
post #20 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by onoz;13498046 
Please note I play 0 DX11-only games.

Vista has DX11.
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