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DannyPhantom

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#1 10 years ago

A lot of people say that Vista sucks, what do you say?

Do you like Vista over XP or not?




*The.Doctor

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#2 10 years ago

I like Vista. I think at this point its a decent upgrade over XP if you have a decent PC to run it on. I did have problems back when i first tried Vista, but after all the updates and SP1, i've not had a single problem that was actually Vista's fault. I can still run my games at the same settings i did in XP, and the Aero theme is much better looking than the ugly default XP themes. I also like the new start bar.

I don't like the ridiculously high RAM usage just sitting on the desktop though. You really do need 2GB to run Vista well if your into gaming. UAC is another really annoying problem, but that's easy to turn off.

If i voted for my favorite OS though, i would have to vote "other". Mac OSX and Linux FTW!!!




DannyPhantom

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#3 10 years ago

I agree, on that you need at least 2 GB of RAM, but not just for gaming, for anything...

I've never tried a Mac, dunno if I want to either, am to used to Windows.




Enterprise2002

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#4 10 years ago

I use Vista at work, and XP at home. I don't mind it much, and I do find it to be generally nice, and that it works well. However I just can't stand the amount of computer resources Vista uses especially when its doing nothing.

And please no one try to tell me its because of all the new fancy effects. You can get pretty much the same effects on Linux and more, with significantly less resource usage.




DarkKrucifix7

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#5 10 years ago

Vista is my perferred OS...it just seems that XP was never nice to me.

It was always slow, BSODing, and all sorts of random stuff.

When I put Vista on, the system took off ( i was surprised with this ). It started faster, loaded programs faster, and didn't "glitch out" or anything once.

My old tower was was 5 years.... 1.8ghz single core (AMD Sempron), 1.5G B of RAM, 7600GS 515mb...and Vista was running beautifully ( install of it took HOURS though... ). Had to get a new PC though after it decided to die ( a non-OS related death ).

My second preferred OS would be Linux...more specifically either Ubuntu 8.04 Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu or OpenSuSE 11.0 - GNOME version openSUSE.org ( Fedora 9 Fedora Project was the first one i tried, didn't like it as much as those two above ). Linux has a great deal of flexibilty, which I like. WINE is very hepful when it comes to windows apps but, sometimes things don't work as they should...so that's why I keep Vista. Linux rarely ever crashes OpenSuSE does...about once a week...probably due to old hardware that it is installed on. A simple CTRL + ALT + Backspace usually fixes that.




Dark Saint

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#6 10 years ago

Enterprise2002;4547374I use Vista at work, and XP at home. I don't mind it much, and I do find it to be generally nice, and that it works well. However I just can't stand the amount of computer resources Vista uses especially when its doing nothing.

And please no one try to tell me its because of all the new fancy effects. You can get pretty much the same effects on Linux and more, with significantly less resource usage.

That isn't exactly true m8.. Most of the vista processes are tied into the os soo much more than using XP. When doing the " same thing " in linux or other, they aren't using the processes the Entire time because it isn't running them the entire time.

You can make any os look like vista... There is no other sacrifice when you do it .. Bottom line, vista is a hog and if you turn off most of the processes you can get it to " calm" down.




Chocu1a

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#7 10 years ago

I just switched to Vista last week. I love it. I honestly think it is the best os I have ever used(granted...I have only used 3 Microsoft & 1 Apple). It is slick, runs perfectly, & uses the system resources very well, imho. I love when a program crashes, & Vista only shuts down THAT program, instead of bsod'ing the whole system. I also love the built in security features. I also love that Vista keeps all drivers up to date( Upon initial install, it d/l current nVidia & realtek drivers for me). Anyone complaining about Vista must have a last generation computer, because Vista works flawlessly for me on my dual core, 2 gig memory, 8800 gt running system.




Warborg

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#8 10 years ago

Enterprise2002;4547374

And please no one try to tell me its because of all the new fancy effects. You can get pretty much the same effects on Linux and more, with significantly less resource usage.

People seems to forget newer OS suck more resources...try running XP on a 64mb ram that my Windows ME ran on just fine.

Windows 98 could run on 32 ram Windows ME could run on 64 ram Windows 2000 was about 256 ram Windows XP is 512

Actually MY Vista did run on 512 for awhile, but yes when I wanted a brand new game to run on it, I did upgrade it to 2G.

I bet the next one won't be able to run on less then 1024 then maybe 3G to 4G for good game playing




*The.Doctor

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#9 10 years ago
Warborg;4549107People seems to forget newer OS suck more resources...try running XP on a 64mb ram that my Windows ME ran on just fine.

It's not that, its the fact that you can get pretty much the same effects and eye candy (or better) on other OS's that use considerably less resources doing it.

Vista is a hog for what it does, there is no denying that. It can be tweaked pretty good though be disabling all the extra services and processes you don't need, and turning off stuff like the sidebar if you don't need it.

I ran Vista on my old system (3Ghz P4, 1GB ram) and it did pretty well actually, just not with gaming. Though the 7300GT in that system could be blamed for that.

I also love that Vista keeps all drivers up to date( Upon initial install, it d/l current nVidia & realtek drivers for me).

Seriously?! I've never had Vista do anything like that for me.... :uhm:




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#10 10 years ago

I run Vista and it works just fine for me. 2.7GHz dual-core processor, 4GB RAM, nVidia 8800GT. I know that's more than the bare minimum needed to run it, but that's probably why I like it. On the other hand, if you're trying to run it on a 1995 Packard Bell to replace your Windows 3.11, then of course you won't like it at all.