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Ohh well, people are going to complain about this one too, since it will only be 64 bit.

Vista was killed by the media, plain and simple, friend of a friend stories. "Worse game performance (performance is virtually identical in games), "Memory hog", "need a brand new $2000 system to even think of running it" the list goes on.
    
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Originally Posted by trueg50 View Post
Ohh well, people are going to complain about this one too, since it will only be 64 bit.

Vista was killed by the media, plain and simple, friend of a friend stories. "Worse game performance (performance is virtually identical in games), "Memory hog", "need a brand new $2000 system to even think of running it" the list goes on.
Yeah, but maybe that will mean that more developers will finally start making 64bit software .

I have proof that all those "rumors" are not true. Yeah I remember before I switched reading about all these people having problems and slower game performance and all that, then when I finally made the switch I knew all that I had heard/read was BS. Vista is my favorite OS rite now in every way, not one problem since switching.
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Originally Posted by C2H6O View Post
NOOOO,
I was so excited, there is barely and 64bit programs now, i thought having windows 7 as only 64bit would cause more dev's to make everything in 64 (Wishful thinking: Games too )
    
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It was saying the next server OS will be 64 bit only though, so that is a start.
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Vista has been good to me. The one BSOD I've had was overclock related. Driver support is TONS better (minus Creative ). I've got no complaints.
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post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by AMD2600 View Post
Vienna, Windows7 is not a major release of an OS like XP/Vista.

http://www.windows-vista-update.com/...ws-Vienna.html
So its not a major release because its using a new kernel and a completely redesigned shell?


I think this is conformation from Microsoft that Vista was a failure. I think they've known about it for a while but by the time they figured it out it was already too far into development. I guess we can gauge a Windows operating system's success by how long it stays in the spotlight. Windows 95 lasted 3 years, Windows 98 lasted 4 years(not counting ME ofc), Windows ME lasted 13 months, XP lasted 6 years, and it looks like Vista is going to last not much more than 3 years.

So listing it we have ranked the various releases of Windows from best to worst:
1: Windows XP
2: Windows 98
3: Windows Vista/Windows 95
5: Windows ME


Which most of us already knew to be true anyways...
    
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post #28 of 29
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So listing it we have ranked the various releases of Windows from best to worst:
1: Windows XP
2: Windows 98
3: Windows Vista/Windows 95
5: Windows ME
Is there a reason you didn't include 2000? I think it should go between XP and 98.

And I think vista should go above 98, although 98 will probably have lasted longer in the end. In 98, BSOD was, "eh, it happens." That's not the case with vista.
post #29 of 29
Wonder how sales would do for Windows 7 if they decided to call it "Windows ME-2" :OP

Just reminded of ME because it was like Windows 98SE, with added features that actually made it completely horrible. I'd go into its horribleness, but that would hijack this thread by inviting in M.E. haters, of which I'm sure there are many.

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So listing it we have ranked the various releases of Windows from best to worst:
1: Windows XP
2: Windows 98
3: Windows Vista/Windows 95
5: Windows ME
You seem to be missing a few (in order by release):
Windows 1.01
Windows 2.03
Windows 2.11
Windows 3.0
Windows 3.1
Windows For Workgroups 3.1
Windows NT 3.1
Windows For Workgroups 3.11
Windows NT 3.5
Windows NT 3.51
Windows NT 4.0
Windows XP 64
Windows Server 2003
Windows Home Server
Windows Server 2008
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