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ok i want to use vista, i needed a reason, after seeing that extreme tech link, i will this weekend install vista and do my own tests, hopefully with the help of you guys i can prove myself wrong, ill need a link to optimize vista thanks.
There are a MILLION vista optimization guides out there. Just go to Google and choose one, they're pretty much all the same.
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Its really weird how people can buy the fastest components etc and be right on the edge but dont like to change operating system.

At the end of the day Vista is a very good OS and im very happy with it (except from updates rendering my laptop un-useable, Silly Dell and Microshaft)
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Since when do games suck in Vista?--last I checked, they played just fine. And benchmarks--who cares? If everyone loses 1k 3dmark06 points in going to vista, then relative scores still make sense.

That being said, I'm still on XP primarily because it works (but I dual-boot Vista as well). If you still like XP, then great--it'll still be usable for quite some time. But no use getting one's panties up in a bunch because more and more people are using (gasp!) a newer OS!!!
    
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Vista 64 runs faster than Xp 32bit for me. Looks nice as well
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If Vista tanks your benchmarks, then explain to me why the top 9 scores on 3DMark06 on the ORB were achieved using Vista?

I had a huge debate about Vista a while back on another forum. The question was whether you could run a simple home audio studio on Vista, and what others were using. The thread went on to reach 70 replies or so, none of which answered the OP's question. Everybody promptly responded by saying how much they thought (or had heard) Vista sucked. Did any of them have experience with it? Of course not, that'd be too rational.

As a side note, my dad recently switched from XP Pro to Vista Home Basic (not even premium or business), because he didn't want to put up with the two days worth of updating we would have had to do by reinstalling XP. He also didn't need the network management stuff as he doesn't log onto domains, but he wanted an OS that didn't have major loopholes in security. He has popped in his XP hard drive from time to time (he had got a new hard drive which was the big prompt for the switch), but only because he had forgotten to solve a few licensing issues for some software he was using in a program. It hasn't crashed yet, and it runs just as fast for him as XP.
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Whoa, dude! You can't say that around here!

You're dead. If not by the mods, then by the sheeple.
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This topic has been chewed upon a bit too long now. XP is history. And there is such a thing as SP1 for Vista.

With this, thread closed.
    
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This topic has been chewed upon a bit too long now. XP is history. And there is such a thing as SP1 for Vista.

With this, thread closed.
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