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I never really had issues with Vista, but the biggest drawback I saw when it came to using Vista for a gaming build was the fact that it dropped FPS by a fair bit. I don't know if this is enough now, but still good to see. I could never go back to XP, the interface seems so... I dunno, primitive. Kinda like going from XP to 98.
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90 Day Evaluation. Like Microsoft would give away copies of Ultimate for free.
Remember Club Live? That's how I got Vista Ultimate (retail) for free courtesy of MS.
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I got my copy of Vista Business 64bit free from Microsoft. They are brainwashing students into the MS way of life
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What about the fact that Vista STILL natively support EAX (3d positional Audio)... You have to use a piece of creative software or find some kind of workaround to enable 3d audio... To me that is just teh suc, how could it not be working? EAX is a older piece of technology. Easier to complain about than to fix for sure. This is big for me as I just got my X-Fi gamer and upgraded to Vista 64bit... You'd think it would have been harder to do back in the days of windows 95 than it is today... I mean there are 0 solutions that I have seen... What's up with that!
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What about the fact that Vista STILL natively support EAX (3d positional Audio)... You have to use a piece of creative software or find some kind of workaround to enable 3d audio... To me that is just teh suc, how could it not be working? EAX is a older piece of technology. Easier to complain about than to fix for sure. This is big for me as I just got my X-Fi gamer and upgraded to Vista 64bit... You'd think it would have been harder to do back in the days of windows 95 than it is today... I mean there are 0 solutions that I have seen... What's up with that!
Incorrect. It just doesn't work in old DirectSound3D games. Only a small number of old games use this. Although, i think Source based games do. But, others like BF2, GRID and anything else with EAX work fine.

You can't support every legacy product. They obviously saw that the benefit of changing the way drivers work to reduce crashes outweighed the negative of some games not working.

We can't go forward if people are still holding onto old technology. Sure, it might not be perfect, but there is a very simple workaround called Alchemy. It doesn't require a PHD to work out, so give it a go. You might surprise yourself
post #36 of 141
I think Vista is great. Although I do get noticeably lower performance in games, but not enough to switch back to XP.
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My wife use's Vista she gets dropped from Everquest II once or twice a day.I split the drive and loaded up XP.No more dropping.Till I see Vista doing better in games by 25%.I have no use for it even if it is given out FREE.
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so xp does perfectly fine vista is hardly an upgrade eh
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+1
vista has many problems that xp had fixed, like no boot disk = repair computer on vista install dvd etc, in xp you have to go into recovery console and run commands that is annoying to remember
Nevermind the fact that Vista is far safer for general use.

The positives outweigh the negitives and have done for a very long time. ive had it great sinse release while those who moan and stick to XP are still in the gutter. har har to you.
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In such a progressive forum like we have here at OCN, it still surprises me that so many of you guys STILL defend XP. Yes, it still works but the truth is...that junk is old.

If money is an issue (it's not for most of the ppl on OCN) get on eBay and buy the OS. I paid $200 for Ultimate x86 & 64 bit a year ago this month.

Spending $500-600 video cards to run 5 year old DX9 is a shame (you know who you are...). Those who are still holding out should keep it to themselves and stop talking about vista performance/reliability issues; they are myths spread by Macintosh lackey's.
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In such a progressive forum like we have here at OCN, it still surprises me that so many of you guys STILL defend XP. Yes, it still works but the truth is...that junk is old.
People reacted similar to XP, to 98...etc.

So, yes, of all the places, you'd expect the majority here (which, actually, is now the case) would embrace future OS, because it's precisely that - the future.

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If money is an issue (it's not for most of the ppl on OCN) get on eBay and buy the OS. I paid $200 for Ultimate x86 & 64 bit a year ago this month.
This is why i brought the OEM version. it'll prevent me from spending a fortune on serious upgrades (mobo, HDD) the moment the next OS rolls out, so does my cash.
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