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I love my 64bit vista.

That is all.
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I have Vista and we are rolling Vista to our business clients here at work. It seems to work fairly well so far. These people with "major" problems must be doing something wrong because I have been using Vista for over 2 years and I haven't run into any serious crashes or anything. I think the third-party software/hardware/drivers are causing the problems due to the newer architecture. These people had over 18 months to get their act together and just now these companies are starting to roll out decent drivers and software updates. Don't blame Microsoft, they are 100% to blame for this. When they own mid-90's percentage of the market, of course there are going to be issues. Remember that fanbois.
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post #13 of 42
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Originally Posted by jonny1989 View Post
Compare Xp with none of the SP updates to vista without SP1. XP would get beat.

The only thing that I can say sucks for sure about Vista is the fact that my Laptop can't run it, and its stuck in the past with Xp.
Not quite, XP would still beat Vista by a lot gaming wise.
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While I must admit that article seemed unbiased it is still inacurate. It's almost as if this article was written six months ago, I checked the date expecting it so and was surprised that it was written yesterday.
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in anycase it's more about what hardware u got running if vista is bad or not
this should be common knowledge by now

dont belive me try reading the sig rig's of the peaple hating it (bet 9 out of then 10 has a sloow rig)
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Completely agree with the review, Vista is XP with a fancy theme
Yeah... that's what the review said .

I tend to agree with the review for what it actually said: XP is better for performance, Vista is more feature-rich. That's just natural progression. I think the only issue I had with the review was with the file sharing disadvantage.

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The only way that the outside users can access your files without having to log into one of the user accounts is if the files are put into the public folder and password protected sharing is disabled.
In my experience, it's been that you need to use either the public folder OR disable password protected sharing. My PC serves as the media host for our entire house and nobody has any issues with accessing any of my folders. I don't use the public folder, but password protected sharing is turned off.
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Vista v. XP.... if you have one don't worry about getting the other. Neither one of which is exactly secure, they both crash constantly, and are WAY more money than what they should be. And don't tell me Vista doesn't crash because I watched my friends laptop crash yesterday during a slideshow. Twice.

Since we all know that Linux is perfect and compatible with everythi..n..... aw crap. That settles it, computers were put here by Satan to cause us aggravation.
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Vista v. XP.... if you have one don't worry about getting the other. Neither one of which is exactly secure, they both crash constantly, and are WAY more money than what they should be. And don't tell me Vista doesn't crash because I watched my friends laptop crash yesterday during a slideshow. Twice.

Since we all know that Linux is perfect and compatible with everythi..n..... aw crap. That settles it, computers were put here by Satan to cause us aggravation.
How is the crashing necessarily Vista's fault? It could be hardware related.

I like Vista, I just wish I got as good of framerates in games with it as I do in XP. That's really the only reason I still use XP for anything. I can do anything in Vista that I could do in XP, except play games to the same level of performance. I just need to get a new computer is all, I was planning on doing that soon anyway.

I think Vista was really meant to run on "next generation" hardware, like 4GB of ram, etc. 2GB was pretty beefy when Vista first came out, now 4GB is becoming more of the standard and I think changes like this will make Vista a better experience for people.
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post #19 of 42
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Originally Posted by Jarhead View Post
Vista v. XP.... if you have one don't worry about getting the other. Neither one of which is exactly secure, they both crash constantly, and are WAY more money than what they should be. And don't tell me Vista doesn't crash because I watched my friends laptop crash yesterday during a slideshow. Twice.

Since we all know that Linux is perfect and compatible with everythi..n..... aw crap. That settles it, computers were put here by Satan to cause us aggravation.
Vista doesn't crash, pretty sure it keeps a log somewhere (and i'm not talking about ****) so if that helps in backing up my statement. I'd be more than happy to show it to you.

nothing is secure, but i don't give my ip out to hackers and then wonder why my computer won't boot up later.
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post #20 of 42
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How is the crashing necessarily Vista's fault? It could be hardware related.

I like Vista, I just wish I got as good of framerates in games with it as I do in XP. That's really the only reason I still use XP for anything. I can do anything in Vista that I could do in XP, except play games to the same level of performance. I just need to get a new computer is all, I was planning on doing that soon anyway.

I think Vista was really meant to run on "next generation" hardware, like 4GB of ram, etc. 2GB was pretty beefy when Vista first came out, now 4GB is becoming more of the standard and I think changes like this will make Vista a better experience for people.
I remember testing vista out about a year ago with it's gaming abilities, and even then most results for me were that framerates varied about 5%, 10% at the most, which for me resulted in only a few frames being dropped. I'm currently making the switch to vista now, and everything I play runs fine, the only slowdown i see is running crysis at 1680x1050, all very high, with 2xxAA, and even then it only slows when the screen gets heavily populated with enemies. If you stop looking at your fraps counter and start just playing the games you might be surprised to find that vista is not so bad after all.
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