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I finally finished fixing the driver issues with vista on my toshiba laptop, but I still have to run XP on my desktop- stupid nvidia driver issues.
Other than that, I am satisfied with vista, it's got a lot of good features.
BETTER THAN MAC!

Please list them. Those features that make it better than a Mac. And please don't mention the pretty graphics. That's just stupid.

"Oh, we waited 5 years between OS updates, and all we got is Windows XP with pretty graphics. Booyah, take that Macheads!"
post #32 of 109
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Please list them. Those features that make it better than a Mac. And please don't mention the pretty graphics. That's just stupid.

"Oh, we waited 5 years between OS updates, and all we got is Windows XP with pretty graphics. Booyah, take that Macheads!"
XP w/ pretty graphics? At least in my ranting of OSX, I've used both OS's. You defining it as "XP w/ pretty graphics" pretty much shows you're probably running your mouth off of hear-say and no experience with it.

Do you have a Mac w/ the the intel technology? Why don't you first try installing Vista, you know, the thing Apple is selling out on you with? At my work we are currently selling more copies of Vista than OSX, LMAO. I can forward you to a sales person, if you'd like.
    
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Please list them. Those features that make it better than a Mac. And please don't mention the pretty graphics. That's just stupid.

"Oh, we waited 5 years between OS updates, and all we got is Windows XP with pretty graphics. Booyah, take that Macheads!"
vista is not XP in anyway shape or form.. it was coded from the Server2003 kernel.. not XP
    
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haha i love vista except for the nvidia driver bug any fix yet?
The 158.18 are pretty decent, I didnt try the newer ones yet.
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vista is not XP in anyway shape or form.. it was coded from the Server2003 kernel.. not XP

Yeah your right. If it was based upon XP it would be equal or faster!

http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/01/..._windows_vista

Maybe in 5 years things will get better :-)

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Conclusion: K.O. For Windows Vista?
Windows Vista clearly is not a great new performer when it comes to executing single applications at maximum speed. Although we only looked at the 32-bit version of Windows Vista Enterprise, we do not expect the 64-bit edition to be faster (at least not with 32-bit applications).

Overall, applications performed as expected, or executed slightly slower than under Windows XP. The synthetic benchmarks such as Everest, PCMark05 or Sandra 2007 show that differences are non-existent on a component level. We also found some programs that refused to work, and others that seem to cause problems at first but eventually ran properly. In any case, we recommend watching for Vista-related software upgrades from your software vendors.

There are some programs that showed deeply disappointing performance. Unreal Tournament 2004 and the professional graphics benchmarking suite SPECviewperf 9.03 suffered heavily from the lack of support for the OpenGL graphics library under Windows Vista. This is something we expected, and we clearly advise against replacing Windows XP with Windows Vista if you need to run professional graphics applications. Both ATI and Nvidia will offer OpenGL support in upcoming driver releases, but it remains to be seen if and how other graphics vendors or Microsoft may offer it.

We are disappointed that CPU-intensive applications such as video transcoding with XviD (DVD to XviD MPEG4) or the MainConcept H.264 Encoder performed 18% to nearly 24% slower in our standard benchmark scenarios. Both benchmarks finished much quicker under Windows XP. There aren't newer versions available, and we don't see immediate solutions to this issue.
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Please list them. Those features that make it (Vista) better than a Mac.
Lets get our terminology right..

Vista = an OS

Mac = an Apple computer
OSX = an OS

Vista, an OS (software), is comparable to a Mac, a computer (hardware)?


Didn't they teach you this in Macs for Dummies?
    
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I think The Duke is right. They are counting HP, Dell, Gateway, and all the other mfgrs who no longer has XP listed. So each HP/Dell/Gateway/etc.. system sold = 1 unit of Vista sold. I'm sure alot are doing what my company does, blow away the partition and pop in a fresh or customized XP build.
uh i think that they get whats called a mass license with one key for every system.
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I like vista, all of its new features and stuff make it somewhat useful. I believe it was worth the whole one dollar I paid for it.
    
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Conversation with my friend:

"Hey man, if you want i can upgrade your comp"

"No, i gonna get a mac soon"

"What? Why?"

"It's so much more secure and XP sucks"

"How does XP suck? Your running it right now"

"It's slow as hell"

"Thats what happens when you buy a dell from 2 years ago. P4's suck"

"OSX would run fine on this computer, XP is poorly coded"

"*** do u know about programming? BTW, running 6 things at once with 512mb of ram is stupid"

"Shutup, mac is so much better because XP sucks, and so does vista"
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Conversation with my friend:

"Hey man, if you want i can upgrade your comp"

"No, i gonna get a mac soon"

"What? Why?"

"It's so much more secure and XP sucks"

"How does XP suck? Your running it right now"

"It's slow as hell"

"Thats what happens when you buy a dell from 2 years ago. P4's suck"

"OSX would run fine on this computer, XP is poorly coded"

"*** do u know about programming? BTW, running 6 things at once with 512mb of ram is stupid"

"Shutup, mac is so much better because XP sucks, and so does vista"
Direct him to the best page in the universe's info on why Mac Sucks
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