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#1 10 years ago

So, I know there have been countless topics on Vista vs XP before, but for me, I want a simple question answered: Is Vista Ready? It has had at least one service pack (to my knowledge), though I don't know whether that service pack helps Vista users, or makes things worse for them. Thing is, I'm soon to be buying a new computer, and am unsure as to whether I stick with XP, or move on to Vista. Thoughts and Opinions welcome.




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#2 10 years ago

One thing I can say with certainty, is that Vista is a ram whore, not so much a pagefile whore, but a ram whore. That alone puts me off.




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#3 10 years ago

It depends on your hardware. I have 2GB RAM and I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium. I can still run Crysis on medium settings reasonably well. I'd say if you have 2 or more GB of RAM, it won't be much of a problem.




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#4 10 years ago

Vista on my PC uses 250 MB out of 2 GB. Not too bad really, because even when i play a game like Crysis, i only use up 1.3 GB. I'd say yes, Vista is ready. The Service Pack is only for English speaking countries such as England and the US. Other European countries will have to wait a few years.




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#5 10 years ago

Serio, you're a lucky b*****d, because Vista uses 700MB for me idling, lol. Personally, I would say yes, especially if you're going from XP Pro64 to Vista 64bit - FAR less driver issues. The 32-bit version is great too. Overall, all the bugs that people originally pointed out (which everyone did with XP's release when they were all running 98) have been fixed. It is a solid an very nice OS. It is a RAM whore though... if you have 2GB you'll be fine, if you have 4, you've got nothing to worry about.




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#6 10 years ago

The_Daedalus;4352111Serio, you're a lucky b*****d, because Vista uses 700MB for me idling, lol.[/quote]

Yeah, thats a common thing. I repair PC's in a rural area, and a lot of these new rigs I'm seeing have vista on them and they always use 500 or more ram, while idle. Thats ridiculous.

The only way I can imagine anyone getting it to use less then 400 is with heavy tweaking, and background service killing.

[quote=The_Daedalus;4352111] It is a RAM whore though... if you have 2GB you'll be fine, if you have 4, you've got nothing to worry about.

Yeah if you have 3+ gigs, it's irrelevant, but with 2. I would say it could be a possible problem. Especially for the creative types. I use worldbuilder for CNC3 TW, and it sucks up 2+ gigs with out hesitation upon loading.




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#7 10 years ago

Im running Vista 64 Ultimate. It runs fine and I have no complaints with it. It is stable, it works, but it is a memory hog.

On that note I see no compelling reason to move to Vista unless you have to have DX10 support. XP does DX9 better wtih better compatability and not as heavy of system requirements.




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#8 10 years ago
The_Daedalus;4352111Serio, you're a lucky b*****d, because Vista uses 700MB for me idling, lol. Personally, I would say yes, especially if you're going from XP Pro64 to Vista 64bit - FAR less driver issues. The 32-bit version is great too. Overall, all the bugs that people originally pointed out (which everyone did with XP's release when they were all running 98) have been fixed. It is a solid an very nice OS. It is a RAM whore though... if you have 2GB you'll be fine, if you have 4, you've got nothing to worry about.

:D All my other programs are the hoggers. You can't imagine how many side-apps i have running!




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#9 10 years ago

I have no necessary ones running at all - batch file. ;) I'd love to know where the extra 300MB comes from...




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#10 10 years ago
Tycoon;4352003So, I know there have been countless topics on Vista vs XP before, but for me, I want a simple question answered: Is Vista Ready?

The real question is ready for WHAT?

For home use such as reading emails, web browsing and playing modern SP games I would say it can do the job. In my experience Vista has problems with losing synch on several modern MP games, and as it outright dosen't work on many older games so I wouldn't advise it if you are a fan of playing games socially with friends as it might not work. Personally, I wouldn't choose to use Vista myself.

For business use I would say its semi acceptable if I were starting a network from scratch, however there is no reason to upgrade an existing network to Vista from XP.

On a hundred seat network Vista would cost at least £10k for licensing costs (including a server and CALs) without adding any features required by the end user or making them more productive. Most IT departments can find better uses for ten grand over an "upgrade" to Vista.

Thus in a business enviroment IMO there is more of a reason to take the vista business xp downgrade option to keep the entire network running XP to ease support and application compatibility issues.