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Death match: Windows Vista versus XP

Death match: Windows Vista versus XP in Windows Vista and Windows 7 topic (part of our Windows Users group).

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Adam Lum
Prestwood IT
Citrus Heights, CA

http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/03/17/12TC-vista-versus-xp_1.html?source=NLC-PLATFORMS&cgd=2008-03-19

Interesting article if nothing else... I just bought a new laptop on Sunday and it came with Vista, but I have to say it isn't anything I would pay extra for or upgrade a machine I already have to...

If you're a self-proclaimed Vista fan, what are your reasons? Just curious... from both a user point of view and from a person having to support/develop to it....

Adam Lum
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Prestwood Software
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 Posted 12 years ago (Thread Starter)
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Hi Adam: I'm a big Vista fan. It's the next evolutionary step for Windows. It has alot of neat features. Yes, they nailed down some security issues in a way that is very annoying and must be changed, but there's alot there to like such as Aero and ReadyBoost/SuperFetch.

I'm hoping others will post their favorite or most dis-liked feature but we do have some good posts in our KB Vista topic.

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Mike Prestwood
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By the way, I agree. I would NEVER upgrade an existing computer. I did upgrade from XP Pro to Vista Ultimate with my last notebook. It went pretty well but many features such as Aero did not work because although my XP notebook was powerfull (only 1.5 years old), it was NOT powerfull enough to take full advantage of Vista. Can you upgrade? Sure, I just don't think it's worth it. It's better to go buy a new notebook/desktop especially with the price drops.

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I stumbled upon the same article, Adam, and I find myself agreeing with both Mike and several of the author's conclusions.  Before I say more, though, I should mention that I am not a daily Vista user.

Instead, I do virtually all my work, including development that targets Vista on XP Pro.  In fact, one recent project involved taking a perfectly good XP application we'd developed in Delphi, and figuring out just what it takes to make Vista play nice with it.  Naturally, in the course of that work, I had to use Vista test machines.

Mike is right:  There are things that must be changed in Vista.  The incessant - and annoying - elevation prompts need attention.  I understand why they are there, but you can't run Vista for more than an hour without wondering if there isn't a better way.

While many people will love the new Aero, and the "glass"effects, I'm not a big fan of eye candy just for the sake of eye candy.  For my needs, XP's UI is just fine.  It gets the job done, and, if a developer is bent on making fancy interfaces, well go for it.  You can do it in XP.  But just because a thing can be done doesn't mean it should be done.

An interesting experiment would be for you to take your new Vista laptop, run some performance benchmarks.  Then replace Vista with XP, and run them again.  I haven't done the exercise, but I have a hunch XP will outperform Vista. 

Wes Peterson
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