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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: XP vs. Vista: What is your hardware Pin
mharr27-Oct-08 18:24
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AnswerRe: XP vs. Vista: What is your hardware Pin
Alberto Manzanilla28-Oct-08 6:36
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GeneralRe: XP vs. Vista: What is your hardware Pin
T Jenniges28-Oct-08 12:45
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GeneralRe: XP vs. Vista: What is your hardware Pin
El Corazon28-Oct-08 7:01
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GeneralRe: XP vs. Vista: What is your hardware Pin
T Jenniges28-Oct-08 12:51
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GeneralRe: XP vs. Vista: What is your hardware Pin
El Corazon28-Oct-08 15:03
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GeneralRe: XP vs. Vista: What is your hardware Pin
T Jenniges2-Nov-08 23:10
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GeneralRe: XP vs. Vista: What is your hardware PinPopular
Brent Finney28-Oct-08 11:35
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I think you nailed it when you brought hardware into the discussion regarding Vista. Hardware definitely plays a role in the performance of Vista, and any other current OS for that matter. If you skimp on hardware, you're not going to have a good experience whether it's Vista, XP, Linux, or other. I've been using Vista for over a year, and have had a very positive experience with it. The only issue(if you can call it an issue) was learning where to find some of the things that were moved around. Very smooth interface and performance with rock solid reliability.

I currently have three machines running Vista:
A home built 3.2ghz 64bit dual core, dual nVidia video, 8gig memory running Vista U64 SP1 (14 months)
An HP DV9000 Laptop 2ghz 64bit dual core, nVidia video, 2gig memory running Vista U64 SP1 (10 months)
A Dell Inspiron 530 2.4ghz quad core, ATI video, 4gig memory running Vista Home Premium SP1 (4 months)

I've had no problems whatsoever on any of these boxes, they have been rock-solid with zero instability or blue screens. But as you can see, none of the hardware listed is lacking. All of these boxes are maxed out on memory and run the fastest CPU the mobo supports. Also, all of the hardware (including my homebuilt box) is quality big-company-name components. I learned a long time ago that quality components cause far fewer problems. A $15 network card will cost you several times more in time and frustration than a $100 network card. It's even more true for video cards. You simply can not slap the cheapest parts on the shelf together and expect a solid performing machine and good user experience, Vista or otherwise.

BFinney

GeneralRe: XP vs. Vista: What is your hardware Pin
E. del Ayre28-Oct-08 21:40
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GeneralRe: XP vs. Vista: What is your hardware Pin
harold aptroot30-Oct-08 15:37
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GeneralRe: XP vs. Vista: What is your hardware Pin
Lizandro Campbell1-Nov-08 12:44
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GeneralI just tell them Pin
Jim Crafton27-Oct-08 11:23
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GeneralVista (SP1) - neither better nor worse than XP Pin
T800G27-Oct-08 10:29
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GeneralRe: Vista (SP1) - neither better nor worse than XP Pin
dighn27-Oct-08 10:55
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GeneralRe: Vista (SP1) - neither better nor worse than XP Pin
Expategghead29-Oct-08 8:36
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GeneralRe: Vista (SP1) - neither better nor worse than XP Pin
DrWheetos30-Oct-08 1:57
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GeneralShould have had.. Pin
Rocky Moore27-Oct-08 8:44
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Jeremy Falcon27-Oct-08 14:00
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ScottRobertson27-Oct-08 15:44
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Jeremy Falcon27-Oct-08 15:56
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ScottRobertson27-Oct-08 21:43
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Jeremy Falcon28-Oct-08 6:50
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GeneralVista is an unfinished toy ... Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar27-Oct-08 8:03
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mharr27-Oct-08 18:30
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GeneralBetter than what and for which purpose? Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic27-Oct-08 7:49
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