Okay, I read a post or two today and I am getting really annoyed of everyone that hates M$ and Vista.
Let's backtrack to the Windows XP days...
-- XP was dull, slow and quite bad at launch although the hardware was mostly up to par and it was supported well..
Source is same as above.
XP SP1 fixed over 300 bugs.. That's sad... 300! And then there was SP2..
Search is soon as you click Start + in every Explorer window...
Obviously sidebar RSS will get IE7 treatment but with so many custom gadgets it doesn't matter anymore.
Most of everything has been implemented and is up and running now
There are lots of apps that are written to work with Vista..
Comparing to XP after launch, this is VERY, VERY good.
What I am trying to get across the most in this thread is this:
Listen people, if you are buying a new PC or upgrading most of your old get Vista. It has a huge known compatibility list and it works awesome.
- Here is a list from different sites including OCN -
If you are building a new system from a system builder or you are a system builder you can get an OEM copy of Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate for quite cheap. Ultimate is only 250$ per machine as OEM rules apply. Either way it's a great deal.
Vista is NOT better than XP and still loses in some benchmarks.
DX10 may infact be eventually ported to XP
BUT the FACT remains strong, Vista is the NEW OS from M$ and eventually just like XP has will sweep the market.
There are over 400 million copies of XP out so no, Vista won't be ahead anytime soon but eventually once people realize that Vista is a great, OS and that it isn't the devils evil attack on humanity by the means of M$ I am sure people will get into it.
Vista already has some great driver support, some great apps and uses RAM excellently.
Arguments on OCN:
Vista eats your RAM*
Does your RAM disappear after or something? Does the system slow down when RAM is being used? No & No. -- Vista actually uses the RAM very well and manages it great unlike XP where it just sits there... Once you need the ram such as to play a game Vista understands and lets that amount of ram go. So long as you have 2GB of ram Vista will run nicely. Typing this I am using 40% of my RAM and when I game I am at 90%
Your games suck in Vista*
Srsly? WHERE!! My games run fine except for a split second of lag when I'm in that damn jet in BF2 all my games run fine. I get decent frames in everything except that badly coded and waste of a DVD spiderman 3.
Overclocking is so hard in Vista*
Read my sig guide. Turn UAC off and it's basically XP in terms of what you can do overclocking wise. I run 24/7 - 660 / 1000 8800GTS.
Start up is so slow*
You technically are not supposed to "turn off" your PC. What M$ wants you to do is hit the big power button on Start -> "Turn off" but it hibernates it. And does so well. To turn on my PC I tap spacebar, it posts and then Vista is right there.
Turning off is slow!*
Yes, it is. Tell it to turn off, shut off your monitor and speakers and whatever else you do and go away.. It will turn off by itself.. It will not start crying for you to hold it while it "shuts down."
Microsoft is not the devil, Linux is not the Messah and OSX is not God. DEAL WITH IT. Or whatever it says in my Sig.
Oh and if M$ is sooooo evil: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/default.htm
Built off of M$ basically.
This took me a really long time to write.
****NOTE: I AM NOT SAYING MAC SUCKS OR LINUX IS CRAP OR WHATEVER. I am simply saying, Vista is here, it works and if you are building a new PC or want the latest OS Vista is the way to go unless you need MAC for certain programs like Audi I believe does.