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Their Passion is Being Too Cheap to Upgrade. Can't see how anyone can prefer XP over Vista after Vista SP1, unless their machines also need an upgrade to run Vista since it can be a resource hog, but they can just run it in basic mode.
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post #42 of 63
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Originally Posted by xdaseinx View Post
Their Passion is Being Too Cheap to Upgrade. Can't see how anyone can prefer XP over Vista after Vista SP1, unless their machines also need an upgrade to run Vista since it can be a resource hog, but they can just run it in basic mode.
I don't really prefer one over the other, I just don't see the need to invest in upgrading to Vista - yet.
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Some companies — such as Wells Manufacturing Co. in Woodstock, Ill. — are crossing their fingers that he's right. The company, which melts scrap steel and casts iron bars, has 200 PCs that run Windows 2000 or XP. (Windows 2000 is no longer sold on PCs. Mainstream support has ended, but limited support is available through the middle of 2010.)

Wells usually replaces 50 of its PCs every 18 months. In the most recent round of purchases, Chief Information Officer Lou Peterhans said, the company stuck with XP because several of its applications don't run well on Vista.

"There is no strong reason to go to Vista, other than eventually losing support for XP," he said. Peterhans added that the company isn't planning to bring in Vista computers for 18 months to two years. If Microsoft keeps to its current timetable, its next operating system, code-named Windows 7, will be on the market by then.
This speaks of truth...

Even my employer refuses to upgrade to Windows Vista anytime soon... as we have well over 10,000 PC systems currently running Windows XP or Windows NT.

The Queen Mary does not turn on a dime... and neither does "big industry". I'm sure that XP will be with us for several more years before we start getting any wind of Vista on our desktop platforms.

Other than that... I still see no true evident problems with the "paid for" copies of XP I already own. Therefore all the "you must switch to Vista" rhetoric is purely lost on me.

Also... honestly, these "announcements" that stimulate XP versus Vista threads truely are getting tiresome. People are gonna choose what they want to choose as long as they have a choice. Why can't folks just accept that? Why must folks persist on trying to persuade or coerce others to make the switch if they don't want to?

Seriously, this is getting VERY old...
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post #44 of 63
XP IS FTW...... but thats my opinion, i simply detest the overhead on Vista, i can do without the spare looks, mind you I do have Vista but its installed with Vlite... and its a far smaller footprint...none of the spare crap and auto disabled UAC
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All of you with Vista problems 100 percent of you, Need to say Asta La Vista to uncle billys new OS, Which turned out to be a flop just like WindowsME . Bottom line is theres testers for PC Magzine,, tech certified using all operating systems as tests.. MAC OSX 10.5 Linx all that. They begain to say the best, fastet more secure stable OS is the OS from 6 years ago. After SP2 ,, the system was like Win2000 ,, which didnt control the user or hog stuff, instead it allowed the user to get work done. Same thing. Vista takes 5 seconds to right click to copy a file, however SP1 will fix that to 3 seconds.. I mean come on.. Joke OS from all aspects. If it wasnt a joke OS then microsoft wouldnt recode it to their new Winblowz 7 OS , which is going to take even more control and cause more problems.

Windows 3.1 was solid with DOS , Win95 began a new world and got people on the NET including me in 1995 , Microsoft knows how to make OSes. Thats all they know how to do. Then came Win98se ,, which was great. But as soon as Win2000 came out, now we Win98, however with the power of a workstation and security. yes many service packs later very solid OS. XP was built on NT technology and didnt fail with XP even their first version. Soon thereafter Microsoft wanted control over the user so WGA came and went. Also simple tweak apps will get rid of the control XP trys on you, Very simple.. OS changes tweaks. Now, Microsoft wants you to use their IE7 their Virus app and spyware app and just hogging up the OS to be a flop. I don't care about interface, epecially learning a new OS. Ill stick with whats proven.. I just want to produce albums, surf the net and enjoy games. I get all that with a crash or anything. Thank you
    
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post #46 of 63
I was getting ready to get Vista but hey they're already making a new OS so Idk now.
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I upgraded to vista and used it for about a month and ended up going back to xp. Seemed pretty obtrusive to me, if I wanted to make a folder on the start menu I would have to confirm administrative privileges and then to actually name the folder I would have to confirm again. It also seemed bulkier and slower than xp to me. For now I have no reason to upgrade so I won't.
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I don't see what the big deal is. If you own XP, and you truly prefer it, then continue to use it! Why does it matter if it's no longer sold, if you already own it?

That said, I also don't see any reason not to UPGRADE to Vista. Give me a valid reason.

If you have a P4, then sure, stay with XP. But upgrading is upgrading. You wouldn't upgrade your OS without upgrading your hardware first. That's like expecting Crysis to run well on a P4 with an ATI 9800 or some such. Sorry, but it's just not gonna happen.

Let's see... Vista x64 is the only stable 64-bit Windows. In XP I would be limited to 3.5GB of RAM. NO THANKS.
    
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post #49 of 63
I use vista 64bit on my main rig now and I'm comming more adept to it.


BUT, I don't care what anyones says, I can't play Quake 3 Arena on Vista so in my book Vista has failed me lol.
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I'll be moving to Windows 2008 from XP, skipping Vista along the way. There are a couple of things that needs to be done in order to turn 2008 into a workstation type of OS. I hear lots of good things about it.
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