This is good for cheap asses who dont want to spend more than $100 for a computer, but completely worthless if you can afford to spend $500 which will get you a very decent Vista PC.
Originally Posted by Refresh
If someone gives me a good reason to switch to Vista, I'll do it.
But let me explain:
Try using xp on an average 2001 PC (1.8ghz P4, 128mb RAM, 20gb HD) and it will be somewhat sluggish
Try using Vista on an average PC as of Jan 2007 (2.8ghzP4/1.6ghzC2D, 512mb/1GBram, 160/260gb hd) and it will to be somewhat sluggish (and unable to run Aero all thanks to Intel)
Now that the industry has finally figured out that it takes more than the minimum specs to get a decent experience out of vista, in addition to inexpensive components, you can get a Vista ready computer for $500. If you dont want to or cant spend $500+ than you wont get vista.. not the end of the world.
Vista is more streamlined than XP, but you will only notice it if you have a current mainstream computer.
- Hard drive indexing makes searching for any program or file instantanious via the search bar in the start bar.
- Driver crashes cannot crash the OS, and are restarted in seconds
- Superfetch loads frequently used programs into memory to cut load times in half, and scales depending on your amount of RAM
- improved network and network security protocols makes for a more secure OS no matter how you look at it
While it might not be worth it to upgrade an already functioning PC, if you rebuild or buy a new computer going with XP is cutting your options in half.
EDIT: you might not think Vista is worth it and thats fine, but IMHO it is better than XP and worth the price (given its the same price).Edited by Higgins - 6/7/08 at 1:04pm