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post #21 of 27
I'm planning to order a T-shirt with 'I Love XP' on it / gigle(not a fanboy)
Vista aint that bad, but that's good news for people with older working rigs that don't want to (can't) switch...
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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.

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Originally Posted by Refresh View Post
If someone gives me a good reason to switch to Vista, I'll do it.
Speed.
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).
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post #23 of 27
This isn't news. Microsoft will still stop selling XP on June 30th. They will support it until 2010, which has been the case all along.
 
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post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by gonX View Post
Responsive; perhaps
Faster; Not really
Looks better; Are you kidding me? Go play with your Alienware crap
DX10: Ok, can't argue with that - probably the only reason to switch to Vista for
64 bit: Buggy? I beg your pardon, XP64 has the smallest amount of bugs and security holes of any Windows OS.
Search: Pointless if you know where your files are (but I could see this becoming handy for some.
Indexing: A bit of a gimmick - and you need hella lot of RAM for that. Yes, it speeds up loading times (of the programs themselves), but it's not worth it considering the clumsiness of the OS itself.

Start repairing computers with Vista and you'll notice how difficult it is (and slow even)
I repair computers and build computers daily. XP64 is worthless compared. Application, and driver support is not there and never will be like it is for Vista. Vista 64 is farm more stable than any MS OS to date, especially now that it's matured. If you even try to argue that XP64 is better than Vista64 I think it's safe to say you know next to nothing about the subject. Vista is infact more secure than XP.

And as for looks... Where the hell does Alienware come into the subject? I'm sorry but Aero rules, nuff said, period.
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post #25 of 27
People it is time to Move on. If you have a semi decent PC go get Vista and enjoy the OS. The only time vista failed me is when i was trying to mess with drivers. Other than that, it is completely stable on both my QuadCore desktop and my xps m1530.

I am using Vista x64 on both of them.
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post #26 of 27
xp > Vista 24/7
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post #27 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Damn....

Why can't they just LET IT DIE!!!

Then more people would see how good Vista 64 really is.
It is good - very good. But, for me, so is XP.

Combine that with the fact that I already own XP, do not wish to spend money on Vista, and run XP on every other rig I work with there is no reason at this time for me to switch.
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