Originally Posted by GigaByte
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.
I'm not so sure what is hard to understand about Vista.
1.) Vista uses more resources.
Yes, slightly. My Vista caches 1gb of my 2gb of RAM, but only for performance reasons. I've found that Vista truly only needs around 310mb on my system with my anti-virus stuff, and a couple other small bg apps running. XP can run on much less however, under 200mb I believe. But come on people, 310mb isn't the end of the world, get over it.
Want to test this fairly easily?
Run MemTest, let it have "All RAM", let it run for 10-15 seconds. Stop it. Run it again, same settings, for another 15 seconds. Stop it. How much RAM is Vista using?
2.) Vista is insanely more secure than XP.
I seriously think I use an anti-virus out of habit from the previous windows. Running my ad-ware removers is worthless, they haven't found anything since I got Vista 17 months ago. I used to get 30-40 things every couple of weeks in XP, with a firewall going.
3.) Vista is slow. Is it really? Seems to run just like XP on my computer. Games may run a couple percent slower FPS, but does it really matter that much?
There aren't huge reasons to switch to Vista if you already have XP. For me the biggest reason is the security of Vista, it is so much easier now getting spyware, popups, and other fun things I don't want.Edited by lordikon - 5/12/08 at 1:51pm