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post #21 of 42
They are highly overstating the performance difference between the operating systems.
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post #22 of 42
This article is not very good. The said Aero decreases performance. On computers with dedicated VGA's the performance in increased as is the stability.

They also forgot some of the key features of Vista that are not well advertised:
  • Reliability and Performance Monitoring
  • Windows Update
  • Address Space Layout Randomizer
  • Kernel Patch Protection
  • Windows Backup Center (Image Backup)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpuddGunn View Post
Completely agree with the review, Vista is XP with a fancy theme............just wait for the fanboys to arrive
You have already arrived. Windows Vista is significantly different from XP in many aspects from the way it handles the MBR all the way to how it runs your applications.

I dual boot Vista and XP and I find that Vista is definitely faster for me to navigate through the GUI. XP is faster for applications. Both are pretty stable.
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post #23 of 42
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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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This article is not very good. The said Aero decreases performance. On computers with dedicated VGA's the performance in increased as is the stability.
What? Aero improves stability and performance? How do you figure that?
post #24 of 42
Well i have been testing a SUSE Linux 10.3 distro with the Gnome desktop and some really cool 3D stuff. I got the drivers for my card installed and after a few tweaks i might say (and i am totally unbiased on this) this thing looks way cooler and works flawlessly (once you get it to work) compared to Vista! I definitely recommend you to have a go guys!!
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Well i have been testing a SUSE Linux 10.3 distro with the Gnome desktop and some really cool 3D stuff. I got the drivers for my card installed and after a few tweaks i might say (and i am totally unbiased on this) this thing looks way cooler and works flawlessly (once you get it to work) compared to Vista! I definitely recommend you to have a go guys!!
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post #26 of 42
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What? Aero improves stability and performance? How do you figure that?
Aero is hardware rendered and not software rendered like previous Windows GUI's. Hardware rendering is also more stable than software rendering.

Because Aero is rendered on the GPU and not the CPU (like previous Windows GUI's) it reduces the CPU load and increases desktop performance.
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post #27 of 42
It has been two years since i last used Linux and i have to admit developers have taken a giant leap forward, especially with those Aero, Cube and whatever one may imagine 3D-Desktop effects! It took me a while and a few distro-changes to find the right one for my system but old SUSE never disappoints me.
Needless to say that i honestly prefer the GUI to Vista....and i am a big Vista fan!!
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post #28 of 42
I have XP and Vista installed. I find myself going back to XP more and more although the GUI is not as fast for me to navigate. Not really sure why (I seem to prefer to use it).
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post #29 of 42
I'll have to disagree with the article's mention of DX10 being a considerable performance impact.

My system is 2FPS slower in DX10, some setups even run faster in DX10.

Here's a thread comparing the two on many systems.
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post #30 of 42
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Not quite, XP would still beat Vista by a lot gaming wise.
Or by a couple of frames per second, either way....

EDIT: Sorry for double post.
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