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Windows 98 wasn't a necessary upgrade either.

MS is only following the natural progression of all things: to make a better product.
That rule was not followed with Windows ME ( Shudders )
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That rule was not followed with Windows ME ( Shudders )
You dropped the ME-word... Torch him!!!

WinME have to be the worst software ever to land on electric hardware...
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I'm sticking with XP Pro 64 bit for the forseeable future. I have vista on two of my other computers and honestly, not a fan. Its not that vista is terrible, I just find it bloated with features I do not use and somewhat slow in comparison.

Driver support for XP 64 bit has improved tremendously since the release of vista 64 bit. I have not had a single driver related issue in the last six months of use.

If only XP 64 bit would support 2 - 4870X2's in crossfire (I have two of them, just holding off as I don't need the extra firepower), then its unlikely that I would switch in the forseeable future.
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I'm sticking with XP Pro 64 bit for the forseeable future. I have vista on two of my other computers and honestly, not a fan. Its not that vista is terrible, I just find it bloated with features I do not use and somewhat slow in comparison.

Driver support for XP 64 bit has improved tremendously since the release of vista 64 bit. I have not had a single driver related issue in the last six months of use.

If only XP 64 bit would support 2 - 4870X2's in crossfire (I have two of them, just holding off as I don't need the extra firepower), then its unlikely that I would switch in the foreseeable future.
That, so stop bashing XP64 over some drivers that didn't work... back in 2003... (who uses obsolete printer nowadays anyway.

BUT Vista have such nice file transfer system in Vista. Not the "see how fast the transfer is going" but how it handles multiple files while asking for overrides and such. Me and my friend is bashing me and XP for the "start copying a 100GB folder and when you turn your head the "do you wanna replace this folder" thing, and when you come back you'll notice that it haven't copied a single folder..."
Striped Vista=Win
W7=Striped Vista=PROFIT??? I sure hope Windows Vienna becomes a good Vista descendant..
Edited by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! - 12/22/08 at 11:02am
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driver support for XP 64-bit was horrid, and DirectX10
Driver support is in line with Vista x64 at this point.
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BUT Vista have such nice file transfer system in Vista. Not the "see how fast the transfer is going" but how it handles multiple files while asking for overrides and such.
A note on this.... XP often only appears to transfer files faster. XP closes the file transfer dialogue box BEFORE the transfer is actually complete and validated. Vista waits until it is completely done before closing the dialogue.
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You dropped the ME-word... Torch him!!!

WinME have to be the worst software ever to land on electric hardware...
AAAAAh see that's where you're wrong Microsoft BOB was the worst software ever to land on electric hardware, next to BOB ME was a godsend! lol
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A note on this.... XP often only appears to transfer files faster. XP closes the file transfer dialogue box BEFORE the transfer is actually complete and validated. Vista waits until it is completely done before closing the dialogue.
is your knowledge boundless?
    
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You dropped the ME-word... Torch him!!!

WinME have to be the worst software ever to land on electric hardware...
Ironically ME was the first Windows OS to have System Restore.
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Windows XP, the operating system that wouldn't die. Vista's launch gave it a bad rep that it can't seem to shake off, constant attacks from Apple don't help matters much. XP was considered just a bad, if not worse, at launch, but it recovered over time. Which is something Vista may not get a chance to do with Windows 7 just around the corner, most are just going to skip Vista altogether. Figures, a few years down the road Vista will probably still have a bad reputation because a majority never even tried it after SP1. I'm going to dual boot with Vista when I get another hard drive, but until then XP is serving me just fine. As for Windows 7, I'm not sure if I'll have a place for it seeing as I just got Vista.
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