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I still have XP on 99% of the Time. I have a dual boot with Vista and XP and I almost never run Vista. I don't like it because a) I get lower 3Dmark06 scores b) Gaming feels sluggish c) Vista and my Xtreme Gamer don't play nice together. (That's more of a Creative issue, than an OS issue.)

Personally the only reason I even bought Vista was for the the Media Center.

Other than that, XP does all that Vista could ever do, minus all the eye candy.

And honestly, the WEI (Windows Experience Index) is a huge joke; everyone around here knows that.

The only thing I can commend Vista on is possibly the ease of installing it. It takes less time than XP does to install.

My computer can handle Vista just fine, yet it just doesn't do it for me. I don't see a need for the OS when XP does everything I need it to, minus the Media Center. I would even go so far as to say I dislike gaming on Vista. I can't tell dx9 from dx10 and honestly I think it's a bit of a scam.

So if you think you'd like Widgets, a glossy Widows Aero (the new GUI), a scam called the WEI and Media Center, Vista is for you

If it was me, I'd pick XP.

Just my two cents
Edited by thawny - 6/6/08 at 9:27pm
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I honestly don't know much about what Vista except mention that there were compatibility problems at one time. I myself haven't used this current computer for more than just web surfing, gaming, and some art programs(Photoshop CS2, which still ran with some lag), and that's pretty much what I need in my new computer, but with more power so I can run 3D art programs.
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I haven't used Vista much but I am still really happy with XP. XP offers everything that Vista does except DX 10, that's all, if your after the aesthetics of Vista you can surely find skins much nicer than Vista for XP. Hope you find what you like.
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So XP can only go up to DX9? The way this computer is likely to be built, it's probably to last me for a while, so I need something that is adaptable. I'd hate it if my OS ended up limiting that.
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post #15 of 22
Honestly, justpassingthrough, I don't think you'll see the benefit.

XP can do anything Vista can, minus some performance hits... though this may have been cleared up with SP1.

You don't need dx10 at this point, unless you have a blatent need for it. (ie Crysis, with a really good gaming system).

Stick to XP. Upgrade in the Future.
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I see. I am already used to how XP works, so I'd hate to have to "relearn" things. Plus, unless my college switched over to Vista over the summer, it would easy compatibility between my computer and their's.

But, if I decide to go with XP instead of Vista, I need to have a decent reason behind it to convince my caseworker(the one getting the computer for me) to go with that route. Any ideas on what I can tell him, aside from matching the OS of the campus computers like I mentioned?
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post #17 of 22
Go with Vista.

Glad I did, and I'm never looking back.
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post #18 of 22
get vista if u have atleast 2GB of good ram
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Vista! Do it! XP takes to long to load but Vista is as fast as the greased deaf guy from Family Guy!
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Any other thoughts to persuade me one way or the other?
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