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Originally Posted by LegendaryC View Post
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.
Wow nice. Mine usually idles at about 700mb, but if I kill off all the unnecessary processes, it goes down to 400 or less.
Not to mention by the time Windows 7 comes out the typical PC will have 12gb of RAM.
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Wow nice. Mine usually idles at about 700mb, but if I kill off all the unnecessary processes, it goes down to 400 or less.
Not to mention by the time Windows 7 comes out the typical PC will have 12gb of RAM.
I use about 1.2-2.0gb here usually (4GB of RAM and Vista doesn't mind stretching it's wings.)
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I decided a while back that I am skipping Vista and *might* go try Windows 7 whenever its released. I see no real reasons for me to leave XP behind at the current time.
I'm with you. I was in all the Vista beta programs, and while it had some cool new features to play with I didn't see anything that I used often enough or that made a massive enough difference in my productivity to justify the purchase price.
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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.
I like the way you think.

I noticed when I upgraded from 2GB of RAM to 4GB, Vista uses more RAM at idle. It was, however, around 25-30% in either case.

I mean, what's the point in a ton of free RAM? If it's there, use it.
    
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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.
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.
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Bill does keep his promises
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i dont really see why people say vista is no good. after making the switch from xp to vista 3 weeks ago i personally like it a lot more. easy to use interface and looks great.
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You guys with your quad core procs and 4 gigs of RAM complain when its put to use. It's funny. You have the specs to run vista; why not put them to use?
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Windows 7 might actually be a good operating system. Funny thing is that by the time it arrives, people will probably still be using XP Go Vista
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I have ran Vista but that was it just came out...maybe 1 month later. I went back to xp because I used the same things daily in XP as in Vista and I could not really run it in a way so I just reverted back. I felt that I would need Vista or want to switch to it once I get a new computer. I feel that since my sister's laptop has Vista on it...everything is faster opening but its a laptop...I could not feel the real performance out of it...but I will be a Vista user sooner or later or it may me W7 that will be my next OS
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