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I'm supposed to be getting a new computer soon to help me with my 3D art classes, and I was wondering which OS I should ask for. Vista is the newest thing, but I've been hearing all sorts of compatibility and other problems with it that I wonder if it'd be best to stick to XP.

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post #2 of 22
Go with Vista. Most of these compatibility problems are gone and it's faster and stabler OS than XP.
    
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vista is gona be where my vote goes.
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Yeah most of the compatibility issues with vista are pretty much gone.
Just make sure you get more than 1GB of RAM.
    
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post #5 of 22
Go with Vista it's gotten a lot better.
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mac?
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post #7 of 22
Just double check the sites of the programs you may use to make sure they're compatible with Vista.
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post #8 of 22
I personally prefer XP over Vista. While most software has been updated to run in vista, Ive seen sites that list that they won't recode their drivers for Vista (mostly for USB to legacy port adapters).

The thing that bugs me is that the settings have been moved to strange places behind several sub-panels in the control panel.
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post #9 of 22
Wow.. that was the first time I went into one of these threads and say nothing but vista recommendations and no xp > vista posts. That is a first.
post #10 of 22
Vista ftw

I love it. XP had its moments, but it's Vista's time to shine

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