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Old 01-03-2008, 11:33 PM   #1
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Ok, just got me a laptop for school, feels like Christmas all over again. It'* got Vista, I was watching a movie on it last night, and it froze up. It tried to reboot, but locked up on reboot. I had to reset it. Anyways, basically my question is, should I keep vista, or load XP back onto it. I'm not really to keen on learning a new OS, and XP seems to work most of the time.

All you Mac guys just shut up.
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i vote vista, i love it and have not had any problems with it, it is not really that different at all from XP, all it does is it just looks prettier.
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i vote vista, i love it and have not had any problems with it, it is not really that different at all from XP, all it does is it just looks prettier.
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do you have at least 2 gb memory? I've never had mine really lock up on me. Explorer does go off the deep end if i leave it on for more than a day..but other than that, its fine.

I love vista....I've been using it now for about 330 days straight...probably not one day I haven't turned on my computer...and its never given me THAT much of a problem that I'd actually choose XP over it. Its got tons more useful features, and looks better. There aren't many PROS over XP, but not that many cons either.

Stick to Vista. And make sure you have all the latest Updates. Thats IMPORTANT.
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It depends what you're using it for, but unless you're a very basic user, XP is always the way to go. XP is quicker (for now, until SP1, but even then, I doubt that it'll be as fast as XP), it'* easier to use (less "user-friendliness" to get around) and I think it looks a lot better. The main point is that it'* a LOT faster and, unlike Vista, it'll work with all of your hardware. What happened to you is very common, people say that Vista was still in Beta form when released, and I agree. Right now, I am fixing a computer with Vista on it that won't connect to the internet. I found that the hardware wouldn't respond to ANY drivers. I reloaded Vista and it fixed the problem, for about a month. Now I'm loading up XP with drivers I trust, and I'm betting my measly bank account that it'll fix I actually take back my first statement. I don't care what kind of user you are, switch to XP
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Gonna have to go with XP on this one. An operating system that cannot even perform OS tasks correctly doesn't sit well with me.
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what problems do you guys have with vista so badly? i run programs like photoshop cs3 acid pro 6.0 and firefox, itunes and aim all at the same time and have never had a crash or any sort of problems? i guess im just lucky but i dont see what big problems people are having with vista...
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what problems do you guys have with vista so badly?
What advantages do you get running vista over XP? Quite frankly, not all of the applications I use would run under Vista. And Vista is chocked full of DRM stuff.. I'm not a pirate, but it annoys me; why should I have to upgrade my DVD software, among other things, and get nothing in return for doing so? And don't even get me started on trying to network a Vista system to my Linux box and XP systems... why doesn't it just work!?! Driver compatibility is another thing: it absolutely sucks.

All Vista offers you is a bunch of half-baked new features, and one really nice new feature (i.e. the Aero interface) which, at least for me, I don't care about.

In my opinion:
  • Windows NT 4.0 broke ground
    Windows 2000 took NT 4.0'* stability and delivered an OS that was easier to configure
    Windows XP did us all a favor by killing Windows 9X/ME and made it easier to run W9X/ME applications. The UI is too simplistic compared to 2000, but unfortunately 2000 is essentially at end of life for support.
    Windows Vista takes up more resources and is exactly (or worse off than) where XP was 6 years ago.
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For now either one will do fine but as computers progress you're gonna want vista. Eventually XP will not be able to take advantage of the new technology as it comes out.

I have an old AMD K62 that runs 98, when i tried upgrading it wouldnt recognize all the ram and doesnt like anything much newer than it. I still like 98 but decided to just buy a new laptop. It has Vista and I've had no troubles with it. On a cobbled together computer it would probably freeze up and stutter like a special ed student.

I'm gonna say Vista but my alltime favorite has to be windows 3.11. Anyone thats remembers that feel free to back me up.
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