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Vista is...ok. Compared to XP, it's a backward step...but then, what would you expect from Microsoft? A new version of an operating system that uses more resources to be less functional and slower is not a path to success. I have both, XP starts up in ~18 seconds, Vista ~ 2 minutes. 3DMark06 scores dropped 2000 points with Vista. That's two. thousand. Vista is pretty. No offense, but the tendency is for people who like their OS to be bland and visually oriented to like Vista, the people who know how to use programs to their benefit to improve the functionality of their equipment prefer to stick with XP. People who know what antivirus programs they are running and when the last time they were updated prefer to use XP, people who don't know if they have one prefer to use Vista. User Account Control? Who is the rocket scientist responsible for that? Don't get me wrong, Vista is much improved with SP1, but it isn't even comparable to XP in terms of functionality. Why should it take 4 times as much RAM to yield lower performance? It is still slow, and when you compare it to what it should be (an advance) it fails. Personally, the only reason I even got it was for DX10.

Truth--XP was bad when it came out, but it was never as bad as Vista was (though XP's security was horrifying at the beginning). This goes to a larger issue: why does M$ continue to release prettier and less efficient OS's? I truly feel bad for the early adopters of Vista, they should be asking for a W2 from Microsoft for beta testing their software (pre SP1 adopters). I do think Vista will eventually be a decent OS, but it isn't quite there now.

This isn't a flame or an insult to anyone, it's just my opinion based on my experience with both operating systems (XP Home, Professional and Vista Ultimate)as a fairly knowledgeable user (on a system that I built). If anything, I am actually at fault myself; I paid money to buy Vista--the first time I have ever bought a Windows program outright, and that's saying something since I have every version since Windows 95--and probably should have known better.
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Intel 4930k @4.4GHz ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB 2TB WD Black ASUS Blu-ray combo, LiteOn dvdrw MCR320 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
MCR320 MCP655 Heatkiller 3.0 Nickel plated EK Multi-Option 150 Res 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 10 HP 32q Logitech G19 & Logitech G13 EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Mountain Mods U2-UFO Razer Mamba Razer Destructor Logitech G930 
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