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I use both concurrently and I prefer Vista. Vista does not "suck", but it definitely could have been excuted better. The main issues users had with Vista during it's initial launch was lack of driver support (hence BSOD) and the annoying UAC feature. Mac did well to take advantage of a poor Microsoft launch, but they've really blown some Vista stereotypes out of proportion. This is probably one of the major reasons why users think Vista "sucks" and are weary to upgrade.

Vista has matured a lot with SP1 and driver support is now up to date. You'd be hard pressed to find any new hardware without Vista support. People seem to forget the that the shortcomings of Vista are apparent with most OS releases. Windows 98 was horrible till SE. Windows XP didn't fully mature till SP2. I think why a lot of people think "Vista sucks" comes from marketing and the timely efforts of Apple.

Granted it's not perfect, but no OS is. Some people still favor XP and its understandable. To each their own, but if your hardware is up to date, if you're an XP user, I don't see how Vista can "suck that bad." The OS doesn't differ that much in terms of surface functionality. In a corporate environment, that's a different story though. Even the tiniest change can cause application incompatibilty horrors across the board.
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post #22 of 28
it sucked @launch tbh but its the winner now imo.

i dual booted for a while but everything i need is supported on vista now and tbh its easier to use than xp once you get used to it.
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post #23 of 28
I don't see a single issue with it - but that's the crux, you know. It doesn't really bring that many new features to the table. Most of the new stuff is transparent to the user, apart from the GUI (oh wait, that's transparent too.. sorry for the pun). The GUI is something I do not use, just like XP I have switched on the 'Windows Classic' theme.

I like the maturity of the 64-bit version compared to XP, and the new technology support like NUMA awareness, EFI support and SSD awareness. Not very relevant now but hopefully soon..

I don't mind UAC, it's one thing they ought to have included long ago to not make users complacent. It's like sudo for Windows, and can stop things you wouldn't even know were executing.
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post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
I don't mind vista, it's not incredible, well in fact. It's really just a pretty XP.
Vista is XP's prettier, younger sister. All-in-all it's more demanding, but worth the effort IMHO.

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Originally Posted by jhotmann21 View Post
i originally dual booted xp and vista ultimate 64 when i built my sig rig...but after about a month i reformated to only vista
Me too. I heard all the gripes and expected to not like Vista and to stick with XP, but that changed after about a week.
    
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post #25 of 28
It really is a good OS now.
But, its not worth an upgrade from XP. But for a new PC its almost a 'must' (particularly the 64-bit version).
Vista does not hog memory like people say, It is Superfetch, which caches recently used programs in the RAM to allow them to open faster. It will give up this RAM if needed by other apps.
Aero is very nice too.
Honestly the worst thing about Vista is IE7 (I hate tabbed browsing ).
post #26 of 28
Im going to be different and say that..well personally..i dont like it. But it all depends on you..is XP currently not doing what you want it to do for it? If it is then theres no need to spend money on a more prettier OS..if there are features you are lacking then mabe Vista has those features you are after. For me Vista sucks..and its not because i have 1gb ram or a pc which cant handle it..I just prefer XP, its just me..To me most of Vistas features are pointless and dont offer me anything new and useful for ME XP is proven to be stable for me hence i stick with it..It differs from person to person.
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post #27 of 28
I used Vista at its launch with my current rig except back then I only had 1GB of RAM. It was a very slow experience to say the least. Of course there were the issues with drivers, and the fact that my SLI setup couldnt play BF2 at medium settings. I quickly changed to XP and have since doubled my RAM.

I just installed my dual-boot setup a couple of months ago, and what a difference there is to Vista. I know some of that comes from the increase in RAM, but also the drivers have matured, and I have had no issues with any software or hardware I am running.
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post #28 of 28
I dual-booted XP and Vista Ultimate x64 for a while but now I am only using Vista! Its great but then again I have enough RAM for the new OS. With 512MB of RAM Vista would run like :turd: :turd:
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