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Mainly the fact that People weren't innovative and installed it on their Un-innovating Pentium 4 Netbursts.

These same people who called themselves computer experts, roaming around forums just like this, complaining about how their superoverclocked Pentium 4's were performing no better than Pentium 3's would on Vista.

While me, I had a completely different experience, first try of a firstgen Core 2 Duo on Vista. It was a match made in heaven.
Umm I ran Vista on a quad core Phenom, with 4GB RAM and a 640GB WD Black + 8600GT. Ran like garbage until SP2, try again, oh wise "computer expert".
    
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Umm I ran Vista on a quad core Phenom, with 4GB RAM and a 640GB WD Black + 8600GT. Ran like garbage until SP2, try again, oh wise "computer expert".
Your ignorance is showing.

It was an E6400 with 4Gigs of ram and an 8600GT. None of that fancy WD Black stuff, that's dual platter. Of course it would run like garbage and boot slow.

Single Platter's where it's at. Somehow, I picture you to be the type to install an OS on a multi platter drive and partition it, just cause you're "overwhelmed" by the total space of your WD-Green.
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Your ignorance is showing.
Likewise, Mr Pentium 3 on Windows 7.

Oh so it's my hard drive's fault now? LOL yeah I'm sure it pales in comparison to your 1337 IDE hard drive, right? /facepalm
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Likewise, Mr Pentium 3 on Windows 7.
Sigrigs are only half the story. Dont go hating on the P3.
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Umm I ran Vista on a quad core Phenom, with 4GB RAM and a 640GB WD Black + 8600GT. Ran like garbage until SP2, try again, oh wise "computer expert".
C2D > Original Phenom, unless your utilizing all 4 cores (Windows doesn't, Games Didn't)
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C2D > Original Phenom, unless your utilizing all 4 cores (Windows doesn't, Games Didn't)
I actually read that as Phenom II. Yeah, those Barcelona chips were really trash.

OCN rule of thumb.

When someone attacks someone else's sigrig, that someone attacking is grasping for straws.

Why I have a Pentium 3 in my sigrig? It's trollbait.
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C2D > Original Phenom, unless your utilizing all 4 cores (Windows doesn't, Games Didn't)
Had nothing to do with the hardware. And no, C2D=Phenom I had (9550, which was revised from original Phenoms), it was comparable performance to the Q6600 I think, from what I read. And after SP2 it ran fine for a while, until it GOT a Service Pack 2 it ran like crap with constant BSODs.

http://www.google.co.uk/#sclient=psy...6b21159bfa7b1e

One of the many errors I kept getting before SP2.

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Why I have a Pentium 3 in my sigrig? It's trollbait.
Same, and you fell for it. Ironic much?
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Correlation != Causation.

While I am sure it is true that XP has 5x more viruses/infections, it's probably also true that those who are still on XP really have no idea what they are doing on a computer. They're likely older, don't understand computers well, and don't see the need to upgrade from "what works". They're the type to fall for those fake antivirus ads, to not keep up on windows updates (probably don't even know what they are), and may even have an illegitimate copy of windows that prevents them from updating anyway (from their nephew who was being oh so helpful when he saved them money by pirating Windows).

Windows 7 users are likely to be younger, as they want the "latest n greatest", and they're also likely to be more tech-savvy, as they don't mind figuring out something new. Both of those things help when it comes to keeping infections off of a person's computer.

Now maybe none of that is true, but that is the general impression I get from working on various people's computers.

There are always other things to consider when looking at statistics. Just throwing out numbers like this can be deceiving.

And BTW, don't get my wrong, I'm not trying to say that W7 is as insecure as XP - I think it has made leaps and bounds in security - but I just don't believe that the 5 times fewer infections is completely due to these new security provisions.
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Had nothing to do with the hardware. And no, C2D=Phenom I had (9550, which was revised from original Phenoms), it was comparable performance to the Q6600 I think, from what I read. And after SP2 it ran fine for a while, until it GOT a Service Pack 2 it ran like crap with constant BSODs.

http://www.google.co.uk/#sclient=psy...6b21159bfa7b1e

One of the many errors I kept getting before SP2.
I dare ask..

What chipset was your Phenom 9550 paired with?
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i dare ask..

What chipset was your phenom 9550 paired with?
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