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"Longer is better" Haha
ROFL xD

I should switch to Vista x64 from x86 soon.
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It would appear as though there is no longer any reason to avoid Vista as far as gaming is concerned.
I wouldn't put it past any XP fanboy to stick to XP even for a 0.5% speed increase. You'll notice on some tests XP was just slightly faster, that is enough for any XP fanboy to hold on. lol, reminds me of the good old days of the Win98 fanboys complaining about XP. Funny, I don't remember any WinME fanboys .
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I wouldn't put it past any XP fanboy to stick to XP even for a 0.5% speed increase. You'll notice on some tests XP was just slightly faster, that is enough for any XP fanboy to hold on. lol, reminds me of the good old days of the Win98 fanboys complaining about XP. Funny, I don't remember any WinME fanboys .
I lol'd

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Another XP vs Vista debate. *sigh* Vista is, like it or not, simply a marketing campaign. There is literally nothing Vista does that XP couldn't do with a patch or service pack. Yet M$ decided to add all sorts of extensions and so called innovations to an already burdened NT 5.x platform. I'm surprised they had the guts to call the platform itself NT 6.0 - it's nothing more than a bloated XP for God's sake!

Now about the recent benchmark uprising... you don't honestly expect Microsoft to be embarrassed online at every turn. You'd think that the holder of the OS monopoly had a word to say here and there...
I lol'd again.
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Another XP vs Vista debate. *sigh* Vista is, like it or not, simply a marketing campaign. There is literally nothing Vista does that XP couldn't do with a patch or service pack. Yet M$ decided to add all sorts of extensions and so called innovations to an already burdened NT 5.x platform. I'm surprised they had the guts to call the platform itself NT 6.0 - it's nothing more than a bloated XP for God's sake!

Now about the recent benchmark uprising... you don't honestly expect Microsoft to be embarrassed online at every turn. You'd think that the holder of the OS monopoly had a word to say here and there...
I don't suppose you also happen to wear a tin foil hat to ward off alien mind-reading devices sponsored by the world powers to control the minds of the people?
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EH..ill just stick to trusty XP and skip vista all together and have a try at windows 7 when its released...Vista just doesnt offer ME anything over XP..also i dont need 2gb ram to run it smoothly.
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EH..ill just stick to trusty XP and skip vista all together and have a try at windows 7 when its released...Vista just doesnt offer ME anything over XP..also i dont need 2gb ram to run it smoothly.
What a dirty lie, Vista does offer your some thing, it overs all of us the (Windows) ME.

It's true though, sadly, a monopoly company couldn't even make their newest product compatible out of the box. This is why Apple & Linux are enjoying the fruits of their errors. Even Bill Gates admitted the disappointment in Vista on one of his blogs. But obviously we at OCN understand the operating system better and will continue to root of Vista despite Microsoft's recent early announcement of Windows 7 as the successor.
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Eh, I don't like Vista because of the resource usage, but I've not tried it with SP3 or put it up to the test on benchmarks. Perhaps those will make me want to switch and overlook the extra resource issue if it will in fact, run faster than XP.
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Eh, I don't like Vista because of the resource usage, but I've not tried it with SP3 or put it up to the test on benchmarks. Perhaps those will make me want to switch and overlook the extra resource issue if it will in fact, run faster than XP.
Is it a bad thing that a computer actually uses its resources... that IS why we buy them isn't it? to be used?
And SP3 is for XP not Vista which is SP1 ... and on the + side my Vista boots way faster than my XP side.


The only downside to Vista are Creative's incredibly terrible drivers which don't work properly at all... I can't even use voice communication in games...stupid creative... grrr
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Well... all this really proves is that Vista has finally caught up with XP. There's still not enough significant improvement to drop at least $100 upgrading to Vista... However, if I ever got a computer with Vista pre-installed, I probably wouldn't worry about "upgrading" to XP either.
    
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Well... all this really proves is that Vista has finally caught up with XP. There's still not enough significant improvement to drop at least $100 upgrading to Vista... However, if I ever got a computer with Vista pre-installed, I probably wouldn't worry about "upgrading" to XP either.
There doesn't need to be improvements in performance anymore to warrant getting Vista over XP. That's the whole point of this article...
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