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good riddance, couldn't have happened soon enough.

vista was a boat in a formula one world.
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good riddance, couldn't have happened soon enough.
vista was a boat in a formula one world.

That is not really fair... Vista was massive changes to WIndows. W7 is great because of Vista. Microsoft has to kill legacy support and redesign... they did it with Vista.

If you use Vista today, it is not that much different from W7.
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post #23 of 59
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good riddance, couldn't have happened soon enough.
vista was a boat in a formula one world.

I was wondering how long this thread would go without a completely ignorant statement.
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I noticed no performance difference coming from Vista x64 SP2 to Windows 7 x64... Anyone complaining is just bandwagoning.
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About the only major difference I noticed is that Vista 64bit does seem to have a bit of a heavier memory footprint than Win7 even after SP2. That said, it's like 2 gigs vs 1.5 gigs, so not the hugest thing in the world to worry about, especially now with RAM being so cheap.
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post #26 of 59
Vista x64 from SP1 onwards was excellent. As long as you had a decent CPU and at least 2GB+ RAM you were fine.

The problem with Vista was that it was released on crappy PC's with Celeron's and 512MB/1GB RAM. No wonder it ran like a dog!
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post #27 of 59
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That is not really fair... Vista was massive changes to WIndows. W7 is great because of Vista. Microsoft has to kill legacy support and redesign... they did it with Vista.
If you use Vista today, it is not that much different from W7.

To be fair I think anyone who has actually used Vista would already know this.

The above opinion in which you quoted is just a sheep jumping on the Vista hate wagon and regurgitating useless OCN folklore in order to gain attention.

I immediately dismiss anyone who claims that Vista was the worst thing since sliced bread. They never give an in-depth reason as to why, and when they do it's just something trivial.
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post #28 of 59
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I noticed no performance difference coming from Vista x64 SP2 to Windows 7 x64... Anyone complaining is just bandwagoning.

MS did change how graphics behave and that reduced the memory footprint.... I also believe Vista could only load one GPU driver while W7 supports more than one.
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post #29 of 59
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MS did change how graphics behave and that reduced the memory footprint.... I also believe Vista could only load one GPU driver while W7 supports more than one.

There is that; however, that only really affects folders and people who want to use PhysX with an ATI/AMD card.

I've never needed to use more than one card, so Vista is acceptable. smile.gif
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post #30 of 59
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I noticed no performance difference coming from Vista x64 SP2 to Windows 7 x64... Anyone complaining is just bandwagoning.

install vista on a lower end machine. watch it struggle. install windows 7 on the same machine and watch it run without a problem. Vista was not a bad OS, it just wasnt finished. Heck, win 7 is just a polished, better version of vista. I do agree with the above statement. WIndows 7 SHOULD have been a Service Pack upgrade, not a full, standalone OS.
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