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Your point being?

"PC Tool’s study involves analyzing the number of malware threats per thousand computers. Their results indicate Vista lets 639 threats through in contrast to 586 for Windows 2000, 437 Windows 2003, and the heavily malware riddled XP coming in at 1,1021 threats."
Please see my post in that thread to see why that information is aboslutely useless. Besides, even by that data Vista is more secure than XP so why not whine about XP while you're at it if we are going to base our opinions off of bad data?
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All of you who are waiting and skipping vista should know its not backwards compatible. That means no games or firefox until its remade, which is unlikely for the games.
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All of you who are waiting and skipping vista should know its not backwards compatible. That means no games or firefox until its remade, which is unlikely for the games.
So then someone makes an emulator that runs less efficient than Vista and people will find yet another reason to whine.
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Since when has Vista been a resource hog? It just is a smart use of resources. Un-used resources are wasted resources.
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All of you who are waiting and skipping vista should know its not backwards compatible. That means no games or firefox until its remade, which is unlikely for the games.
How long do you really need your OS to support Myst? One of the biggest problems with technology, especially PC related tech, is obsolescence and legacy support. Even the new 64 bit windows API has many of the same stupid quirks and structures that were made obsolete during the switch to 32-bit. Apple's switch from Mac OS Classic to OSX was one of the major turning points in Apple's climb from the brink of bankruptcy. Ditching backwards compatibility is always extremely painful, but it has to happen sometime. Every new OS that Microsoft releases that includes full support for apps written in 1985 makes it that much more bloated, buggy, vulnerable, awkward, and inconsistent as a platform.

Windows is just one example of the need for revolutionary change. From Intel's instruction set to your BIOS to the structure of the web, the evolutionary nature of computer systems creates a buildup of obsolete, bloated deadweight. Every once in a while it reaches critical mass for somebody, and right now that somebody is Microsoft
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I hope it is.
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I don't see the issue with Vista's RAM usage, the RAM is there, why not use it? Meaning it puts all available RAM to use whereas XP just uses it when its really needed. This means Vista can starts your programs much faster (among other things.) And when you need more RAM it dumps the cache, simple and effect concept.
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post #18 of 113
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Watch this eat 1GB RAM at idle, makes Vista's 750MB at idle look great. While XP's 350MB at idle pulls ahead another 50 miles.
Why don't we go back to Windows 98? That only used like 25MB right?
post #19 of 113
So they're going to make it use as much as Windows 2000?



312MB. Yep, that sure is hogging resources.

Mind you, that's with a new firefox window open, so lets make it. 290MB.
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After using XP and Vista on similar machines, at similar usage levels, after similar install time, I quite prefer Vista. After a bit of tweaking, just like XP, Vista runs more smoothly, recovers from GPU resets much faster, opens programs faster, and starts up faster. It barely ever uses more than 20% of my system memory at idle, which, cost-wise, amounts to $30 of RAM. At the current prices, no one can really complain about RAM usage. If you cannot afford the extra RAM, why buy Vista in the first place?

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