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Do you defend the reputation of Windows Vista?   [Edit]

Survey period: 27 Oct 2008 to 3 Nov 2008

When friends, family or colleagues say "Vista Is Crap, [Other Technology] is better" what do you do?

OptionVotes% 
I usually argue that Vista is (overall) a better choice36820.87
I usually discuss the pros and cons of each OS in a balanced manner47727.06
I usually agree that Vista is crap60334.20
I avoid these arguments. Each to their own.31517.87



 
GeneralRe: Enjoy Vista.... Gave up XP a year ago.... Not looking back Pin
El Corazon27-Oct-08 7:35
MemberEl Corazon27-Oct-08 7:35 
GeneralVista is just another dance Pin
BillWoodruff26-Oct-08 23:50
mveBillWoodruff26-Oct-08 23:50 
GeneralEither or Pin
reshi99926-Oct-08 23:43
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GeneralRe: Either or Pin
sucram27-Oct-08 2:26
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GeneralRe: Either or Pin
reshi99927-Oct-08 2:54
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GeneralRe: Either or Pin
sucram27-Oct-08 21:19
Membersucram27-Oct-08 21:19 
GeneralVista is a pig! PinPopular
Jalapeno Bob26-Oct-08 21:41
professionalJalapeno Bob26-Oct-08 21:41 
GeneralRe: Vista is a pig! Pin
Reuben200526-Oct-08 22:57
MemberReuben200526-Oct-08 22:57 
So don't upgrade.
Microsoft designed Vista with new technologies in mind so that they could improve performance. Naturally this actually requires the new technologies to work properly. If your machines are that old, then don't expect Ms to keep supporting them. If Ms held back on the resource consumption, they would lose to their competitors due to the lack of new features. Let's face it, aero, indexing, and readyboost are all designed to provide a better experience by consuming more resources. I agree that some programs are bloated (e.g. IE7 - especially in comparison to Chrome), but overall Vista is better than XP on the computers it was designed for. The only major mistake Ms made with Vista was reducing the minimum requirements - 800 MHz and 512 MB RAM are laughable. I wouldn't consider running Vista with anything less than 1 GB, and would recommend 2 GB, since performance with Vista really seems to scale with RAM. 800 MHz is a joke as well - once again, doubling the recommended 1 GHz provides a decent performance (especially with a dual core). And for the record, don't bother considering an OS without all of the latest SPs - its just incomplete without them. Vista is pretty good on a decent system with SP1.
GeneralRe: Vista is a pig! Pin
ciricivan26-Oct-08 23:17
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sucram27-Oct-08 0:17
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ClockMeister27-Oct-08 3:26
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GeneralRe: Vista is a pig! Pin
CDMTJX27-Oct-08 3:56
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kinar27-Oct-08 4:07
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DarthDana27-Oct-08 7:09
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kinar27-Oct-08 4:11
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GeneralRe: Vista is a pig! Pin
Corporal Agarn27-Oct-08 4:46
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Generalwith lipstick? Pin
peterchen27-Oct-08 5:10
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GeneralRe: with lipstick? Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar27-Oct-08 6:56
MemberVasudevan Deepak Kumar27-Oct-08 6:56 
GeneralIMHO, Vista gets a bad rep. PinPopular
Johnno7426-Oct-08 19:16
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GeneralRe: IMHO, Vista gets a bad rep. Pin
Cyrilix26-Oct-08 20:15
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Plebs26-Oct-08 20:28
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GeneralRe: IMHO, Vista gets a bad rep. Pin
Jeremy Falcon27-Oct-08 12:57
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GeneralRe: IMHO, Vista gets a bad rep. Pin
sucram27-Oct-08 0:18
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Johnno7427-Oct-08 0:24
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GeneralRe: IMHO, Vista gets a bad rep. Pin
sucram27-Oct-08 1:04
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