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I haven't had a huge hate for Dell, but this is unacceptable.
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I have personally used Vista for 2months, once when it was first released and another month when SP1 came out. I admit maybe with 4GB of ram it might be ok for playing games, running smoother, booting faster etc but why do I need 4GB when on XP I only need 2, I can't see any real reason for upgrading to Vista as all it seems to be is a "nicer" GUI. You can Skin XP to how you want, to look like vista if you really want.

I just can't see any reason to upgrade to Vista full time, I don't need a 64bit OS yet and DX10 games aren't that great to warrant the upgrade. Might skip this Windows and wait for 7.

That is something i dont get. I was able to run crysis witht he exact same fps +/- 5 with both 2gb and 4gb. In my opinion it seems to me that these problems are not the os itself (not necesarrily blaming it on user either) but some other factor. The only problem i ever had was a conflict between ati drivers and logitech drivers and it was logitechs fault. I really dont think im lucky. I also want to know why i had no problem running vista basic on a laptop with a 1.8ghz turion and 512mb of ram but peopel claim to. I really think alot of it is in peoples heads lol
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post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by [FH415] LOKI View Post
YARG! I agree tbh. I beta tested vista from longhorn and it doesn't
deliver on what was promised. they dropped an entire new file system
that was supposed to be implemented, i was disapointed.

Long live XP.
I did the Vista Beta too, hated it with a passion, everything vista haters say was true, for the beta, after a year of updates and SP1 Vista is the shizzle, a totally different animal, try it sometime.
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Originally Posted by Urufu_Shinjiro View Post
I did the Vista Beta too, hated it with a passion, everything vista haters say was true, for the beta, after a year of updates and SP1 Vista is the shizzle, a totally different animal, try it sometime.
i agree vista is great and its smooth
but i dont know why
it happen to me that Opera crashes alot on Vista for me

maybe till Opera can sort it self out i am with XP
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post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by Monkmachine View Post
I have personally used Vista for 2months, once when it was first released and another month when SP1 came out. I admit maybe with 4GB of ram it might be ok for playing games, running smoother, booting faster etc but why do I need 4GB when on XP I only need 2, I can't see any real reason for upgrading to Vista as all it seems to be is a "nicer" GUI. You can Skin XP to how you want, to look like vista if you really want.

I just can't see any reason to upgrade to Vista full time, I don't need a 64bit OS yet and DX10 games aren't that great to warrant the upgrade. Might skip this Windows and wait for 7.
Do you remember when XP came out and everyone was complaining about how much ram you needed to make it run "optimally"? I'm still waiting for the old timers to come out of the woodwork and remind us that Windows 98 only needed 256mb of ram to be awesome.

Quote:
Microsoft planned to discontinue its support for Windows 98 on January 16, 2004. However, due to the continued popularity of the operating system (27% of Google's pageviews were on Windows 98 systems during October-November, 2003),[6] Microsoft decided to maintain support until July 11, 2006. Support for Windows Me also ended on this date.[7] By that time, Windows 98 market share had diminished to 2.7%[8]
-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_98

Give it up, move on, Vista is the victor.
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post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by Richenbals View Post
Do you remember when XP came out and everyone was complaining about how much ram you needed to make it run "optimally"? I'm still waiting for the old timers to come out of the woodwork and remind us that Windows 98 only needed 256mb of ram to be awesome.

-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_98

Give it up, move on, Vista is the victor.
Yeah but it took a few years for XP to fully mature and for Hardware to be cheap enough to warrant the main stream to buy, Vista doesn't offer at the moment anything over XP. Thats all I'm saying, maybe when vista has 30% of the market it might be worth the upgrade as there will be more software which will be vista exclusive etc. But at the moment I'm happy with XP and luna elements 5 GUI.
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When was the last time you used it? The beta? Right after the beta? The Video drivers have come a long way.

From my experience XP has rather bad problems with stability and desktop performance. And from using XP and Vista on both my desktop and laptop, I'd have to say that any computer with 512MB of RAM or more should be running Vista.
after sp1 >.>
funny though, beta ran fine on my 3500 and 6600gt with 512 ddr ram. lol.
    
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Free vistaids, get 'em here!
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I can smell it coming!


    
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I think Dell is one of the most low down, dirty companies there is. But this is one move that I'm glad they made, and I can only hope that other retail OEMs follow suit.

Why? Because this way, Microsoft is no longer guaranteed Vista sales. Less guaranteed sales = price drop.

Vista isn't as horrible as a lot of people say it is, but it does not provide enough of an advantage over XP that you should have to pay $300 for a retail copy of Ultimate.
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