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EviLClouD
04-11-2008, 08:35 PM
Which do you prefer out of these 2?
Personally, i'd go for Vista, but i know of quite a few others whom have chosen to stick with XP.

Speedy Gonzales
04-11-2008, 08:39 PM
Well I spose Vista would be ok since this system supports it.

BUT, since I cant afford to buy it, I wont.

So, I'll stick with XP or Ubuntu.

Blam
04-11-2008, 08:40 PM
Please add leopard and a few linux distros:D

GameJunkie
04-11-2008, 08:41 PM
what about a mac option??

gary67
04-11-2008, 08:42 PM
Add windows 7

jwil1
04-11-2008, 08:42 PM
Vista (then W7 when it comes out :D)

somebody
04-11-2008, 08:45 PM
Vista (as long as your hardware supports it). Many long awaited security features have finally been implemented, and with SP1 installed it's stable and responsive.

EviLClouD
04-11-2008, 08:45 PM
Well i know quite a few of you people would vote for leopard/linux but i just wanted to prove a point that vista is more preferred out of these 2 os's

stormdragon
04-11-2008, 08:50 PM
Both have their pros and cons.

Personally if the system is suitably specced to run it smoothly I'd have to say Vista.

qazwsxokmijn
04-11-2008, 08:53 PM
Vista.

To hell with all the nay-sayers. :D

pcuser42
04-11-2008, 08:54 PM
Vista. It's much more secure, logical, and rums like a dream on my PC.

Media Centre and Aero FTW.

Metla
04-11-2008, 09:08 PM
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=10303

pcuser42
04-11-2008, 09:22 PM
That did not:

a) Help
b) Tell the truth.

There was supposed to be a Vista, otherwise Microsoft would never have released it. :rolleyes:

Speedy Gonzales
04-11-2008, 09:25 PM
That did not:

There was supposed to be a Vista, otherwise Microsoft would never have released it. :rolleyes:

Thats the point/prob they released it, but shouldnt have

zcc
04-11-2008, 09:44 PM
vista of course!

I have invested too much time in this cr@p to give it up now!

Convert or face the consequences like... not being up to date!

That'll scare them!

Scouse
04-11-2008, 09:54 PM
Vista on one machine, XP Pro on another, but use Vista all the time.

Metla
04-11-2008, 10:05 PM
That did not:

a) Help
b) Tell the truth.

There was supposed to be a Vista, otherwise Microsoft would never have released it. :rolleyes:


well, your insight certainly demolished that article in its entirety.

Lmao.

I personally consider it to have credibility, lacking in fantastical claims and seemingly well researched and to make a number of excellent points.

That aside, Windows is Windows, Vista is just a more bloated version. I don't care for either of them, Both are usable enough. If you like bloat then Vista is the one to have.

wainuitech
04-11-2008, 10:24 PM
On New(er) PC's Vista if the PC has the Power, on Older PC's XP, or if the PC is one of these " budget" heaps of crap XP as well.

Personally I use Both - not really to fussed as to which one I use, but it is annoying sometimes when you go to do something on XP that you are used to doing on Vista and the option is not there --oops wrong OS :o

Blam
04-11-2008, 10:47 PM
I don't care what OS.
Whether it be linux, leopard, XP, Vista or Windows 7

It just has to work
(And look reasonably good:p)

beeswax34
04-11-2008, 10:50 PM
Both. Just depends on the computer I'm installing them on.

gary67
05-11-2008, 06:54 AM
Use XP all the time and Ubuntu linux only time I get to play on Vista is when a friend brings me a comp with a problem. I've never upgraded for the simple reason it costs and until XP doesn't do what I want it to do I will stick with it. I'm not against Vista just lazy and broke I guess, someone mentioned being up to date well all my XP machines are as up to date as any Vista machine. I echo that I just want it to work like my car when it doesn't work then it's time look at it. If it ain't broke don't try to fix it is my motto

Sweep
05-11-2008, 07:35 AM
Dual boot XP and Vista.

Some applications I use will run under XP 32 bit but not under Vista 64 bit.

Nermal
05-11-2008, 07:35 AM
XP. Vista is less customisable and can't run some of the software that I need.

Misty
05-11-2008, 08:56 AM
I've won a copy of Vista Ultimate in a competition and also Office Professional 2007. Must do something with them - I have procrastinated too long.
We have one laptop and one PC.

Originally was going to put Vista on laptop, but that would mean taking off the existing XP Professional.

What I think will do is to add a second hard drive to the PC (if Mrs Misty lets me spend the money !) and move the data to that. Then use the existing partitions on the 'old' hard disc for the operating systems and programs. That means having XP Home on one partition and load Vista on to the other.

The PC should hopefully cope okay. It has a 2.20Gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 processor. RAM is 2Gig. HDD is a Seagate 80GB 7200 rpm.

I have slightly less than 36GB of Data at present and only use 20GB for operating system and programs.
Sound fine ??
Misty :illogical

SolMiester
05-11-2008, 09:19 AM
I've won a copy of Vista Ultimate in a competition and also Office Professional 2007. Must do something with them - I have procrastinated too long.
We have one laptop and one PC.

Originally was going to put Vista on laptop, but that would mean taking off the existing XP Professional.

What I think will do is to add a second hard drive to the PC (if Mrs Misty lets me spend the money !) and move the data to that. Then use the existing partitions on the 'old' hard disc for the operating systems and programs. That means having XP Home on one partition and load Vista on to the other.

The PC should hopefully cope okay. It has a 2.20Gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 processor. RAM is 2Gig. HDD is a Seagate 80GB 7200 rpm.

I have slightly less than 36GB of Data at present and only use 20GB for operating system and programs.
Sound fine ??
Misty :illogical
No, I dont think that will be good enough for Vista Ultimate, you might as well send it to me...:D

Misty
05-11-2008, 09:48 AM
No, I dont think that will be good enough for Vista Ultimate, you might as well send it to me...:D
A tad suspicious of that advice, SolMiester !
Misty :lol:

Metla
05-11-2008, 10:05 AM
I personally wouldn't advise replacing XP with Vista on any existing computer, The biggest and probably only noticeable "benefit" of doing so would be a significant loss of performance.

Gobe1
05-11-2008, 10:10 AM
Yes i never though i would say it but its Vista for me

I was an XP lover but i am running 64 bit vista with 2gigs of ram and it flys
It is only a PentiumD 3.2 ... Office 2003 opens in a blink of an eye, its great

I just dont want to get left behind because change comes and you cannot stop it

Mike
05-11-2008, 11:20 AM
I personally wouldn't advise replacing XP with Vista on any existing computer, The biggest and probably only noticeable "benefit" of doing so would be a significant loss of performance.I did, and I've never looked back... that was almost 2 years ago now (bought Vista when it was released). There was certainly no loss of performance - I personally think it ran faster than XP.

Mike.

Metla
05-11-2008, 11:53 AM
Then your install of XP must have been in a pretty poor shape.:(

http://news.cnet.com/2100-1016_3-6220201.html

Mike
05-11-2008, 04:40 PM
Then your install of XP must have been in a pretty poor shape.:(I never said my XP was slow - I had no issues running XP at all.

Mike.

Metla
05-11-2008, 05:03 PM
Then your install of XP must have been in a pretty poor shape, and you had no idea :(

pcuser42
05-11-2008, 05:32 PM
XP. Vista is less customisable and can't run some of the software that I need.

I find the opposite to be true - Vista is far more customisable than XP. Look at the colour options for Aero alone - several preset ones, and a colour mixer!

Nermal
05-11-2008, 05:50 PM
There's more to customisation than colours. For example, I believe that the toolbars in Internet Explorer no longer have the option to rearrange buttons.

pcuser42
05-11-2008, 05:51 PM
But no one would use IE anyway. :p

Oh, wait.

pctek
05-11-2008, 06:40 PM
I've won a copy of Vista Ultimate in a competition


I sold a gaming PC to a guy not long ago. Well most of it, it was an upgrade system, he had XP, which was installed initially.
Then he won Vista Ultimate too not long after and installed it. He asked me and I said if it was me I'd do it with Vlite. He did it as is and without XP too.

He came back yesterday to ask me about dualbooting - when I asked why, he said his games ran better with XP.

Anyway he's going to wait and see if Win 7 (or 9, or 16 or whatever it really is) is better.

Misty
05-11-2008, 06:47 PM
I'd do it with Vlite.
...and Vlite seems to be from a different company than Microsoft. Thanks pctec, will certainly look at using it.
Suggestion gratefully received.
Misty :)

memphis
05-11-2008, 07:14 PM
XP Pro 64bit!!!:To play all my games.:clap

Ubuntu for internet,nice and safe.:thumbs:

Mythbuntu for HTPC.:banana

And I also have XP Pro 32bit,XP Media Center 32bit as well to use if I want too.

Plus heaps more different Linux distro's to play with on dvd's if I want to change/have a go with.:thumbs:

I keep my "old pc's" to do these things instead of selling them and not getting enough money for them.:thumbs:

EviLClouD
06-11-2008, 03:44 PM
Well for me, Vista has never given me any troubles at all, just like XP. But Vista seems to be fancier...

sroby
06-11-2008, 03:53 PM
.... Look at the colour options for Aero alone - several preset ones, and a colour mixer!

I cant get my head around peoples fascination (obsession) with fancy looking desktops (I dont mean pcuserwinvista, just some others I know)
If you can see the desktop, then you probhably arnt using the PC.:banana

If you really want speed, then a P166 Win95 Office95 (& a FULL 256M ram) is faster than many XP
PC's. Office95 will still do more than many can make use of. Just no USB/(AGP?) support.

pcuser42
06-11-2008, 04:16 PM
I cant get my head around peoples fascination (obsession) with fancy looking desktops (I dont mean pcuserwinvista, just some others I know)
If you can see the desktop, then you probhably arnt using the PC.:banana


It's not just the desktops, it's also the windows themselves. :D

Thebananamonkey
06-11-2008, 04:25 PM
I like it how different distros of linux are called flavours.

Because at the end of the day, all of this is just about personal taste.

notechyet
06-11-2008, 05:48 PM
I don't care what OS.
Whether it be linux, leopard, XP, Vista or Windows 7

It just has to work
(And look reasonably good:p)
Spot on blam6!
That's why I use Xp and OS X!(or the other way round)

pcuser42
06-11-2008, 06:01 PM
But the looks part suggests Vista. ;)

Blam
06-11-2008, 06:36 PM
But the looks part suggests Vista. ;)

Mostly-but XP, ubuntu and Mac OSX can be made to look sxc too :p

wainuitech
06-11-2008, 07:26 PM
But the looks part suggests Vista. ;) or Windows 7

LiquidSolidity
07-11-2008, 01:48 PM
I'm really happy with Vista 64

myke
14-11-2008, 12:01 AM
Vista - More secure... yeah?

pcuser42
14-11-2008, 08:15 AM
Yes, it is.

beeswax34
14-11-2008, 06:48 PM
Vista - More secure... yeah?

Yup, it is actually.

memphis
14-11-2008, 07:49 PM
Vista - More secure... yeah?

Compared to the rest of the Microsoft Operating Systems:It should be,it took long enough to come out and it is their latest one,so you would hope so.:)

Plus Microsoft copyed features from Linux Distrobutions and Apple as well!!!

Compared to a latest Linux Distrobution,the Linux OS. would be more secure then Microsoft's Vista OS. by far!!!:thumbs::banana:clap:)

pcuser42
14-11-2008, 09:02 PM
Vista IS more secure - than a Mac, at least. http://www.macworld.com/article/57616/2007/04/daizovi.html

Digby
15-11-2008, 06:44 AM
Other than security what are the other features of Vista you can mention.

So far I have only found 2 worth mentioning.
1. The Gadgets can be cool
2. I like the way the path is shown at the top of folder windows, it makes navigating folders and files much easier.

pcuser42
15-11-2008, 08:14 AM
1. Gadgets
2. Media Centre included in mainstream versions
3. Reliability and Performance Monitor
4. Aero
5. Better update system
6. A decent version of IE out-of-the-box
7. Breadcrumb trails in Windows Explorer
8. Cleaner Start menu (no branches like XP had)
9. The approximate percentage of how full your hard drive is under its icon in Computer
10. DirectX 10.