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Originally Posted by Lucky 13 SpeedShop View Post
Yeah, but it was pretty bad before sp2. Other than that, your right. It's not the same game, hell, not even the same sport comparing ME to Vista.
No seriously RTM vista was more stable than ME. ME didn't even get a service pack.
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Windows Vista was a very good operating system.
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Vista sucked really bad at its launch and didnt get good until SP1 came out but by then everyone hated it so MS had to rebrand it by making windows 7.
Pretty much. There are almost no differences in the kernel, driver layer, or anything else for that matter, between Windows Vista and Windows 7. Vast majority of changes were cosmetic. Hence, Windows 7 is numbered as 6.1 in the NT naming scheme, where Vista was 6.0.

I'll tell you one thing though, it has become a lot easier to spot people who have no clue on what they are talking about thanks to this. You know the type right? "Vista sucked! 7 is the best!", when in reality we are talking nearly identical operating systems here.

Interestingly enough, from all the leaks Windows 8 (or whatever they decide to call it in the end, since Microsoft is famous for jumping-on and then abandoning various naming schemes) looks like it will be based on Vista/7 NT 6.x code-base. (6.2?) Although, you can bet they will kick-up the NT versioning due to obvious marketing issues. They seem to be intent on milking the 6.x code-base for more than it can offer. For chrissake Microsoft pours nearly 10 billion dollars (USD) per YEAR into reserach and development. Yes, 10 BILLION DOLLARS! (9.5 billion for year 2010, as per this link, and almost the same amount for 2008 and 2009)

10 billion dollars per year and all we get is Vista to 7, and now Windows 8, all based on the same source with minor tweaks and improvements in between at best? You know what, the problem ain't at Microsoft's end. They are just taking advantage of the situation. The problem lies with the "Vista sucked! 7 is the best!" crowd. The morons with fistfuls of cash and not too much processing power up in those constrained craniums.

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your ignorance precedes you, windows ME was the most hated of microsoft operating systems.
Oh god, don't even speak of that atrocity. I used that OS for the longest time as a kid. I spent more time rebooting the machine than using it. Ok, it wasn't that bad, but it was still the worst OS I've used.
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Wow, people STILL haven't gotten over the Vista hate?

Vista and 7 are almost exactly the same. The only reason people didn't like Vista is because they tried to install it on their ****ty Pentium II machines from the late 90s.

People are ALWAYS going to have problems with a new version of Windows for the first few months. The only reason 7 didn't really have any problems is that it's so similar to Vista.
    
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max osX is that much? gosh.. people are going trendy
    
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Wow, people STILL haven't gotten over the Vista hate?

Vista and 7 are almost exactly the same. The only reason people didn't like Vista is because they tried to install it on their ****ty Pentium II machines from the late 90s.

People are ALWAYS going to have problems with a new version of Windows for the first few months. The only reason 7 didn't really have any problems is that it's so similar to Vista.
what are you talking about? have you ever hit a vista driver issue that you cant do anything about then you'd know
    
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what are you talking about? have you ever hit a vista driver issue that you cant do anything about then you'd know
Vista was a huge step up from XP, and a lot of XP drivers didn't work with it. This was the fault of hardware manufacturers, not Microsoft.
    
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Windows Vista was a very good operating system.
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Wow this should have happened a long time ago, then again who am I to talk, I was on Vista until this year
    
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