Originally Posted by Sazar
What's wrong with vista?
Compatibility with a lot of older programs, some even microsoft programs which they have not/will not release patches for...
Vista has a ton of problems with networking. I worked the last few months as a pc technician and people brought their pc's in all the time with connection issues. Many times, when their product was brand-new right out of the box.
My friend and I did extensive personal testing with vista on multiple machines against XP on the same machines.
These were real valid tests, not ones off some websites.
And we found vista to be slower, not only in GAMES by as much as 10-15%.
But also in 20-25 other programs and tasks, with the exception of only a couple programs.
So now, tell me vista is better?
Edit- Also i've seen some very bad bugs with vista, I had one lady come in a few weeks ago, and her comp would crash everytime she downloaded something to her desktop.
And I've seen other similar ones. So all you fanboi's can shut up about how great it is, because the only experience you have with it is with one computer. And you obviously haven't even needed to test out what works and doesn't, you just say that it works with everything you have.
Well guess what, most people don't use/need exactly what you do, so there.
I run it on 5, 2 laptops and 3 desktops I have no trouble on any of them. I have not seen any connection or networking problems. I work on allot of peoples computers for them most issues I have seen with Vista is people not knowing what they are doing. Not Vista's fault and if you give Vista enough resources it is faster than XP.
But since you have done such intensive testing and know all there is to know I guess I am wrong. And by the way you just how many people computers that were running XP did you work on that had connection problems. I have worked on allot of them most of which were people not knowing what they were doing. Quite frankly the problems you listed can also be said equally about XP.
Yes Vista is slower at gaming but that isn't a Vista problem it is a driver problem from the developers. And with the progress they are making it won't be long before Vista is faster. Most compatibility problems you talk about are driver issues. Technology advances every day if you wish to stay behind go ahead but before too long there will not be any programs that are written for XP.
Hopefully by then you will realize that these are not Vista problems but software driver problems that the developers of the software are either not going to provide updated drivers or are working on making updated drivers which should have been done long ago. They only had 2 years to get them out.
Any way I will enjoy running Vista and playing DirectX10 games as they come out.