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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by AJ, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. AJ

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    Now you know why Vista is a must

    :biggrin :eek:
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    Jay Kimble has answered the 100 reasons why vista, see here :)

    But according to MS, that's 90 more reasons to pick Vista over XP, see here :biggrin

    -Ken
     
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  3. JonnyMX

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    There's a very good article in this month's PC pro magazine.
    It puts XP up against Vista in a bench test covering all the 'main' areas.

    Vista wins, but this was only due to a crushing victory in the 'bundled extras' category, because XP doesn't have any other than minesweeper and paint.

    In terms of business usage and networking etc, XP was nearly impossible to beat.
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    Last night, I did my once-every-12-to-18-month reinstall, and had the option to install either XP Professional or Vista Ultimate. I chose XP.
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I have to admit that when I got my new PC at work I was given the opportunity of Vista or XP and I picked XP. I would rather have a PC that run's XP well than a PC that run's Vista ok. 8)

    However as time moves on and support improves for Vista it may well become my main work OS.*

    *OS X is my main home OS.
     
  6. Boycie
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    I was looking at Laptops for someone the other day and was amused to see "this laptop is shipped with Vista, although has the option of being restored to Windows XP" :p
     
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  7. Tinus1959

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    Shouldn't this post be in "just for laughs"? Windows Media Centre is mentioned 4 times in the first 20 reasons, parental control twice, as is fishing control.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Yep, I agree. Eventually, I will move on to Vista, both at home and at work. Right now, there's simply no compelling reason for me to do so.

    When Windows XP first came out, I was hesitant to switch from Windows 98. After all, I didn't want gaming performance to suffer. When reviews came out stating that game performance actually improved on WinXP, I decided to switch, since driver compatibility was quite good. Sadly, the same cannot be said for Vista. Comparison tests between Vista and XP show that gaming performance decreases slightly, and the driver support for Vista is not where I think it needs to be.
     
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  9. greenbrucelee
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    I wont bother with Vista untill at least service pack 1 comes out for it plus I will need to upgrade my machine first.

    And add to that I want to dual boot with XP in case of any vista meltdowns.

    But I still need to find a full retail version of XP pro as I am guessing if I have xp pro OEM and then a full retail version of vista it wont work, but I could be wrong.
     
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  10. onoski

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    There is currently a big rant going on with the anti Microsoft bashers. To be honest when XP first came out it had similar issues and was rectified with SP1 and later SP2.

    I think the same would probably apply to Vista two, although there currently some genuine concerns its being looked after and not brushed aside by MS. Lastly, with Microsoft being the way they are a lot of us would not be in IT as a career today. Like it or not Microsoft and its software is keeping me and a lot more other people in a Job today:biggrin

    I don't work for Microsoft either, but those that would learn the Microsoft products and way would be in IT the longer. Nuff said:biggrin
     
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  11. JohnBradbury

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    My experience of Vista has be somewhat mixed. It certainly looks the part but underneath I struggle to see where the years of research and development went.

    I particularly like the complete system backup, although I was annoyed that this feature only made it into the Ultimate Edition. Surely this is a basic feature these days?

    Picture and file management has seen some improvements, but again nothing that would make me spend cash. On the whole I don't think Vista is a compelling reason to migrate from Windows XP, especially given the pricing at present.
     
  12. Spilly

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    I have been around since CPM / DOS times but I quite like Vista. 8)

    I put it on my work PC since I was upgrading my MCDST to the Vista version.
    That was about a month ago & it's still on there!
    Some thoughtful features for the unskilled user.

    Can't help feeling how Mac ish it is though:eek:
     
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  13. Theprof

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    Personally for home purposes, I use Vista Ultimate and I don't have any problems in regards to playing games or driver compatibility. However for work, I use XP. Because like it's been stated above for networking and business related work I find XP much better then Vista. Hopefully soon the vista bottlenecks will be addressed with the service pack1. Maybe then I'll start using it at work.
     
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  14. JonnyMX

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    I was suspicious of Vista, and prepared to be disappointed.

    So far I haven't been, although it is funny how many 'simple' things don't seem to work properly on some software that was fine on XP.
     
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  15. newkoba

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    i have 3 computers here at the office and 3 at home. at home i run pretty much the same setup as at work, essentially. at work i've got an older desktop running backtrack2, an older laptop running xp, and my spanking new laptop running vista. i couldn't be more happy with vista. i find that typically people who talk down about vista haven't actually given it a shot. i haven't heard anyone here actually downing vista, just giving true life reasonable reasons for choosing xp over vista for the time being. i must say i do like messing around with backtrack as it is a fun "hacker" / security tool.
     
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