Windows Vista versus windows XP ?
Posted Sun Mar 29, 2009 01:41 AM
The thing is , it's loaded with windows Vista & I'm very accustomed to XP , I've put off switching over as long as possible , but i'm outa options .
What are the major differences ? New things & annoying Quirks I should be aware of B4 this thing springs its booby Q traps upon me ? Input , horror stories & advice would be greatly appreceated >:]
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Posted Mon Mar 30, 2009 01:30 PM
ABSOLUTELY NOT! I've downloaded a whole bunch of stuff from limewire and other sources with no problem (much of it copyrited).
Not a huge techy, but I switched to Vista when I got my new computer. IMHO, its far superior.
The Menu is a little improved, but basically the same. If you hold your mouse above minimized windows they display a thumbnail. You can swith your screen to a rolodeck of windows at the touch of a button to scroll through if you have a whole bunch open.
Now, it does have its drawbacks. If you're installing it on a computer more than 2 years old, it WILL run slowly because it requires more memory. However, it it comes pre-loaded on a new computer, it will run just as fast, if not faster (in my experience) than XP.
As for the common complaints about the number of security advisories, those can be reduced by proper fiddling with settings, and generally eliminates the need for other more expensive protection programs (anti-virus is still advisable though as a backup).
Other complaints pop up from time to time - graphics, sound, speed etc. But usually those are from people who have loaded vista on an old computer.
As I said above - if it comes pre-loaded you should have next to no problems (baring hardware defect which has nothing to do with the operating system).
EDIT: the only other slight problem might be that some of your older programs might not be compatable. But generally for most uses - word processing, adobe, games - most things are compatable.
Now, if you're a graphics or music editor, you may have a problem .
Posted Mon Mar 30, 2009 02:04 PM
Posted Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:52 PM
Sounds funny... pay to downgrade
Posted Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:23 AM
Posted Tue Mar 31, 2009 08:27 AM
I agree... .... I use XP at work because I'm not that convinced about Vista on a network...... but at home.... Vista...
Posted Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:48 AM
I wouldn't give you a plug nickel for Vista. Get an xp machine or wait for Windows 7......but that might be a while.
the beta has come and gone. id expect them to release it over the summer. just in time for all the new college students.
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