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whats with all the vista bashing? The only people I know that griped about vista were the people trying to run vista ultimate with 512mb of ram.

Vista was a great OS, I almost regret ditching it in favor of 7.
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whats with all the vista bashing? The only people I know that griped about vista were the people trying to run vista ultimate with 512mb of ram.

Vista was a great OS, I almost regret ditching it in favor of 7.
Not saying this because I am a fanboy, but.
I had my sig rig runnign vista for 3 years. It was a true torture. 20+ BSODs, Crashes, hangs, boot took 3 minutes or more, space magically disappearing on the drive, etc.

Another comp in the house with a Quad core and a 9500GT chugs when opening Internet Explorer. Yes. Internet Explorer. It chugs when going to MY PC. Formatting doesn't help it.

So what did I do?

I put 7 on sig rig. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Much lower mobo and GPU temps, not a single crash or TDR (one BSOD due to a program grrr) At least my experience with Vista was very negative. But I cannot speak for every vista owner in the world.
    
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vista was kind of hit and miss on some systems. I ran vista ultimate on a very old rig of mine.
epox 8rda3i pro mobo, socket 462 Athlon xp 2400+ t-bred and 1gb of mushkin ddr500. ran vista like a champ.
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Not sure what all of this Vista hate is all about. I've ran Vista on 3 separate computers with very different hardware and never had a single issue with Vista. Can't say the same for XP though.

I just hope Win8 is worth upgrading from Vista to. It better have some new major features or I will just stay with Vista.
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No my point is that if they're going to release a new product again in 3 years time, they should give upgrade users a major discount.
Why? £70 for 3 years is great value, people pay £40-50 a year for the latest CoD, £30-40 a year for Xbox live.
If Windows 8 comes out next year I will have paid £23.33 a year for Windows 7, I see no reason for a discount
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Note how there's been a release every one or two years, Vista and 8 being the exceptions. Windows 8 is actually taking longer to release than any other version of Windows to date minus Windows Vista.

For the most part, that is correct. Except that development began on 7 in 2001. No other OS M$ has released took so much time in development.

Even though M$ claims that they started fresh with Vienna (Later renamed 7), saying that they scrapped Blackcomb (the original project name for 7) entirely (which I personally don't believe a bit). I think that Longhorn (Vista) was just an early Alpha thereof. One that M$ tried to use the paying public to develop for them, similar to what they had tried years earlier with Millenium. It (Longhorn) used much of the .net framework prototyped for 7...so it stands to reason.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Development_of_Windows_7

As for 8, idk. Not sure if want.jpg
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