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Poll Results: Vista Like or Dislike

 
  • 15% (77)
    Dislike Vista
  • 78% (388)
    I like Vista
  • 6% (30)
    Not used Vista before
495 Total Votes  
post #181 of 264
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Originally Posted by Monkmachine View Post
Is it? I certainly didn't find that and a fair few benchmarks also say otherwise....
Those benchmarks are biased as I am white, half the people conducting them don't like Vista to begin with. Also, if we are talking Call of Duty 4 at 90FPS going down to 80, then why does is matter?
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post #182 of 264
How does the OP state "To vote in this poll you have to have used Vista", but then turn around and have a "not used vista before" option?
post #183 of 264
I think vista has a lot of problems. I will stick with windows xp for now because it runs pretty smooth without many problems. But I like vista. I think once they work out all the bugs it will be a really nice OS. Windows xp sucked when it first came out too and everyone complained. But now it runs great. Vista just needs some time to be tweaked. I do think they are being a little slow on the fixes though...........
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post #184 of 264
Like it, love it. It's a great OS.
    
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post #185 of 264
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Originally Posted by Le0 View Post
I do think they are being a little slow on the fixes though...........
7 updates this morning. In the last year of Vista my laptop has recieved around 200 updates at least.

Oh, and I have no bsods, crashes, lockups, freezes, or incompatibilities (other than norton 2006 and nero 6). Those 2 incompatibilities are due to both of those companies deciding it would better not to release patches for those programs and would rather force you to buy new versions entirely. Both of those companies won't be recieving my money ever again .

Basically what I'm getting at is that I don't understand what people are saying about how Vista still needs work, or still has many issues. I just don't see it.

I think there are mass misconceptions about the system:

1.) Vista is a memory hog.
- Vista Premium uses around 350mb of RAM. It appears to use more because it is prefetching things it believes you may need and placing them in memory. This speeds things up. Turn it off if you like.

2.) Vista is slow.
- My 15-month old 2.0Ghz laptop runs Vista decently. Any new OS with new features will likely be slower in comparison to an older OS. But is Vista slower with a new computer today than XP was with a new computer when it was released?
- My framerates are 1-2% slower on Vista. And the only reason I even know this is due to benchmarking.
- From the second I press my power button to the moment the hourglass cursor disappears on my screen is 19 seconds. I'm cool with that.

3.) Vista has the annoying security stuff.
- Can be turned down or off in less than 1 minute.
- My Vista computer gets around 1/100 the pop-ups and spam as my XP machine. Security = Good.

These are just off the top of my head, but they're the complaints I hear the most.
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post #186 of 264
i really like Vista but i`m lately totally into Ubuntu
but Vista is pretty good...i like it better then XP...even though there are still some things that don`t work in Vista that do work in XP
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post #187 of 264
If I'm completely honest I love Vista but if Linux ever came close to matching gaming performance natively or otherwise I would definitely consider the switch.

All those on the fence, you may as well go with Vista 64bit, you will have to sooner or later and you may as well learn your way around now.
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post #188 of 264
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rackerz View Post
If I'm completely honest I love Vista but if Linux ever came close to matching gaming performance natively or otherwise I would definitely consider the switch.
The performance is there. It's just the compatibility (support from devs) that isn't.
post #189 of 264
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The performance is there. It's just the compatibility (support from devs) that isn't.
That's my only beef with Vista.. And its not Microsoft as much as it is 3rd party companies not paying to make drivers for older product.... I have gpu's, tv tuners, all sorts of stuff that I end up with from customers who upgrade.. With XP they can all go into any machine I build and make me a little extra $$ on top.. But with Vista customers, I really can't use anything more than a few years old...

With any new build, I would suggest Vista.. Once you learn their thinking behind it, Vista is a lot easier to use and IMO runs smoother for me than XP..
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post #190 of 264
Frrst time i read this title i read it somewhere along the lines of

"Poll: Vista Allow or Deny"

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