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I ran Vista from RC to SP2, I had 2 nVidia related BSODs, the rest were from my overclocking, no errors.

And I was using it for much more than web browsing and office work, I was encoding music (Took ages) and gaming on it, not sure what else I was doing but I was gaming on a Cyrix PR150 which I had XP installed on it (The CPU was well and truly too old for XP), let alone an Athlon XP and Windows Vista.
I used my Vista quad mostly for gaming/web browsing and it screwed things up all the time. Sometimes I'd boot it up, it BSODs, restarts and it would start fixing itself/verify files. And Vista is the only OS I've used that didn't end the relevant processes after closing a program (example: I finish web browsing on IE/Firefox and close it, half an hour later I still see high CPU utilization: look in processes, what do you know, web browser processes are still running ).
    
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Slap Symantec Endpoint on any machine and your good to go. I've yet to see any other firewall save ass people better outside of hardware firewalls ofcourse. I absolutely love Endpoint.
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I used my Vista quad mostly for gaming/web browsing and it screwed things up all the time. Sometimes I'd boot it up, it BSODs, restarts and it would start fixing itself/verify files. And Vista is the only OS I've used that didn't end the relevant processes after closing a program (example: I finish web browsing on IE/Firefox and close it, half an hour later I still see high CPU utilization: look in processes, what do you know, web browser processes are still running ).
Well I have no idea what happened there but the only time I ever got that process bug was with WMP, but I got that on XP too.
    
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Win7. I've actually found that waterfox (64-bit firefox) tends to 'hang around' releasing its memory slowly till 30 seconds later *blip* it's off the task list. Not sure why.
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Win7. I've actually found that waterfox (64-bit firefox) tends to 'hang around' releasing its memory slowly till 30 seconds later *blip* it's off the task list. Not sure why.
I know what you mean but that's still not the same as what I got with Vista. Vista would keep the browser process running in full force as if you never finished with the browser in the first place, ridiculous.
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Time to switch guys
Agreed. I've taken on the responsibility to convert my clients to Windows 7
or Ubuntu. But generally W7 is what I turn my clients onto especially when sharing, & networking is the objective of the end users. Windows XP isn't user oriented like W7 is, & it's just gotten a li'l dated in my opinion. Ever since W7 RC came out I've been a dedicated user, & I've never thought of going back. Even Linux still interests me more than XP, & I'm not as savvy with Ubuntu as I am XP. I mean...Damn...There's been 2 versions of DirectX since XP. I thought that'd be what got computer IT's into converting. Seriously XP & 7 are so different in the right ways that I'm shocked there's still people around who prefer XP. I've been doing Microsoft E-Learning, & considering the stability, & gratification from my W7 installation (plus my clients experience) I've still learned quite a bit of handy odds & ends bits of information. My only complaint is that a small population of mostly retail computer I've seen that even hardware a few years old even have no drivers except Windows XP. So I guess ya could say some companys need to get workin' on their drivers, or actually make them if possible. Although...I've got to give a hand down for winning OS for it's ability to run so stable, especially on older systems with alright specs, but lacking some of todays more regular features like a Dell Latitude D600; I know the CPU, & RAM on it could run it alone, but I was told from a member here on OCN that the graphics card ran on the Radeon 9000 "Legacy" drivers. I tried the full CCC, & also the WDDM driver; both of them said there was no compatible hardware. I checked the graphics card in the control panel, & also Ccleaner, & it said it was a Mobility RADEON 9000. But that was on XP, & a install that I just did not like...I've noticed from some of my W7 clientele that since upgrading to W7 they've gotten less viruses after time. I give everyone the same security I have: Ccleaner, Spybot, & Housecall. Simple enough for the average user also Windows 7 is life, just gotta be smarter than the operating system.
   
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Agreed. I've taken on the responsibility to convert my clients to Windows 7
or Ubuntu. But generally W7 is what I turn my clients onto especially when sharing, & networking is the objective of the end users. Windows XP isn't user oriented like W7 is, & it's just gotten a li'l dated in my opinion. Ever since W7 RC came out I've been a dedicated user, & I've never thought of going back. Even Linux still interests me more than XP, & I'm not as savvy with Ubuntu as I am XP. I mean...Damn...There's been 2 versions of DirectX since XP. I thought that'd be what got computer IT's into converting. Seriously XP & 7 are so different in the right ways that I'm shocked there's still people around who prefer XP. I've been doing Microsoft E-Learning, & considering the stability, & gratification from my W7 installation (plus my clients experience) I've still learned quite a bit of handy odds & ends bits of information. My only complaint is that a small population of mostly retail computer I've seen that even hardware a few years old even have no drivers except Windows XP. So I guess ya could say some companys need to get workin' on their drivers, or actually make them if possible. Although...I've got to give a hand down for winning OS for it's ability to run so stable, especially on older systems with alright specs, but lacking some of todays more regular features like a Dell Latitude D600; I know the CPU, & RAM on it could run it alone, but I was told from a member here on OCN that the graphics card ran on the Radeon 9000 "Legacy" drivers. I tried the full CCC, & also the WDDM driver; both of them said there was no compatible hardware. I checked the graphics card in the control panel, & also Ccleaner, & it said it was a Mobility RADEON 9000. But that was on XP, & a install that I just did not like...I've noticed from some of my W7 clientele that since upgrading to W7 they've gotten less viruses after time. I give everyone the same security I have: Ccleaner, Spybot, & Housecall. Simple enough for the average user also Windows 7 is life, just gotta be smarter than the operating system.
Spybot has gone way downhill these days, it's almost completely useless now. I suggest you use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware as well, it's the most effective program against rogue/fake software and spyware that I've come across.

Also I doubt anyone particularly "likes" or "prefers" XP to anything, it just still works, and with loads of software and hardware that 7 doesn't (some old printers and scanners I got still in use as well). For normal everyday use, I prefer a non-Ubuntu Linux distro to any Windows OS.
    
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My infection rate seems to be 0% whatever platform I'm on. Wierd.
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My infection rate seems to be 0% whatever platform I'm on. Wierd.
I've only had one, ever. Wonder how much is luck. We can all get caught out - common sense plays a massive part though.

I think, more important than AV software etc. is simply having only the OS on a drive. Then a format / instal is quick and painless.
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Why would one say 5 times lower.
And not 1/5?
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