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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



 
AnswerRe: IMHO, Vista gets a bad rep. Pin
Johnno7427-Oct-08 0:24
MemberJohnno7427-Oct-08 0:24 
GeneralRe: IMHO, Vista gets a bad rep. Pin
sucram27-Oct-08 1:04
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SimonRigby27-Oct-08 2:06
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Craig Norton27-Oct-08 5:59
MemberCraig Norton27-Oct-08 5:59 
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PeterTheSwede27-Oct-08 5:19
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GeneralRe: IMHO, Vista gets a bad rep. Pin
arm14727-Oct-08 3:03
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Lieutenant Frost27-Oct-08 2:51
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GeneralRe: IMHO, Vista gets a bad rep. Pin
chaiguy133727-Oct-08 3:31
Memberchaiguy133727-Oct-08 3:31 
Yeah SP1 was loads better; I was getting random windows disappearing pre-SP1.

But the biggest problem with Vista IMO is the DWM. It is a memory HOG. Even with three gigabytes I was getting low memory warnings every 20 minutes when running two instances of VS, Photoshop, and a few Chrome windows. dwm.exe was right up there at the top or close to it for memory usage in Task Manager.

I finally got fed up and researched what to do about the DWM and discovered it's just an Aero thing (which I guess I knew but it didn't click until that point). Which means if I switch my theme to Vista Basic, the dwm goes away. So I asked myself: are semitransparent title bars, drop shadows and live taskbar previews really worth low memory warnings every 20 minutes?

You can probably guess my decision.

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GeneralVista is the bestest OS evar Pin
Shog926-Oct-08 18:16
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GeneralRe: Vista is the bestest OS evar Pin
Reelix26-Oct-08 20:34
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GeneralRe: Vista is the bestest OS evar Pin
mojp26-Oct-08 22:15
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Jeremy Falcon27-Oct-08 13:01
professionalJeremy Falcon27-Oct-08 13:01 
GeneralTypo Pin
Ravi Bhavnani26-Oct-08 18:06
professionalRavi Bhavnani26-Oct-08 18:06 
GeneralRe: Typo Pin
werD26-Oct-08 19:54
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Ravi Bhavnani26-Oct-08 19:59
professionalRavi Bhavnani26-Oct-08 19:59 
GeneralRe: Typo Pin
chaiguy133727-Oct-08 3:54
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