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post #31 of 44
W7 all the way. I'm also one of those that skipped Vista in its entirety and I can attest being a far better man for it...
post #32 of 44
Not at all. Aside from a few GUI differences, they're pretty much the same OS (Vista and 7.) I use both every day. It would be a waste of a hundred bucks, IMO. Especially with 8 coming out so soon.

Edit: Didn't see this til after I posted:
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Originally Posted by xenophobe View Post
Wow... so many ignorant or just plain stupid users.

There is hardly any difference between fully patched Vista and W7.

I use both on a daily basis... unless you benchmark or demo two identical systems running Vista or 7 right next to each other, the difference is negligible.

Seriously, people.... geez.

If you're running the latest version of Vista, the cost to upgrade to W7 is not worth it.
..But it's the truth.

From the comments, it sounds like very few of you have even used Vista.
Edited by pursuinginsanity - 8/17/11 at 6:31am
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With Windows 8 beta due you might want to wait for that.
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There's no need to spend cash on 7 when you already have Vista, its like a Mac user moving to Lion when already running Snow Leopard fully patched.
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Originally Posted by brasslad View Post
With Windows 8 beta due you might want to wait for that.
Do you know when its released? Apparently its going to be mainly for tablet PCs.
    
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Well, i think it's not worth it, I have vista on my lappy, and honestly, there is no difference between the two, only a some little extra features and themes
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post #37 of 44
I was a long time XP lover. I have Vista on my Dell Studio laptop.

I upgraded to Win7 this spring. I will never look back. Win7 is my new Win XP. This is one of the best OS's ever made. No fanboy here. It's just so easy and clean.

Vista is a bloated hog. XP is simplistic and plain jane. Win7 is the best and basically a supermodel.
    
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Only issue ive had with windows 7 is its restrictive permissions in regard to saving/copying/moving files into certain directories. Its easy to fix, but annoying as hell.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SafeKlok View Post
To be frank...by comparison,

Vista is like a 500 pound crack whore
Win7 is like a swimsuit model

You can acomplish the same tasks with either; only the experience will be different.
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Vista x64 isn't that bad any more, now that MS has released some serious bug fixes and hardware manufacturers have figured out how to write drivers for it. With that said, 7 is a much better OS. It's basically a cleaned up, refined, and more secure version of Vista. Even with all MS patches and the latest drivers for your hardware, Vista is still noticeably slower than 7. MS has also changed some of the more annoying quirks with Vista such as configuration menu locations, UAC, etc.

To give you some comparison...my daughter's rig is pretty ancient. It runs a single core AMD 3700 CPU, 2GB DDR1 RAM, and a 6600GT graphics card. I tried running Vista on it, and it was almost too slow to use. With Windows 7, even though it is a newer OS, the rig runs as smoothly as it did with XP. I've also heard of others running it on some very old hardware without any serious bottlenecks, which is very impressive for an MS OS.
 
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