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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    IMO Vista x86 is totally pointless.
    However a week or so ago, I installed x64 in a dual boot setup.
    I must admit I dont like going back to XP to play my games, but with only 2GB, XP is still far better.
    Post 4GB upgrade, however I think Vista will be used for games aswell.
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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    I've seen no convincing reason yet to upgrade my own machines to Vista, let alone pay through the nose for the privilege. Sooner or later, that time may come, but it hasn't arrived for me yet.

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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    I've seen no convincing reason yet to upgrade my own machines to Vista, let alone pay through the nose for the privilege. Sooner or later, that time may come, but it hasn't arrived for me yet.
    same, sticking with xp till the end of its support. unless vista shapes up during that period

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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    I use both Vista and XP

    Vista > XP for my business use

    Boot up isn't slow at all and generally not slow. Vista MCE is also better than XP MCE i think. Memory management is really good. Search is really good. The sidebar is great for business feeds and so is the multiple timezones and calendar..

    XP > Vista for current batch of games and anything old (games, drivers, etc)

    My view
    If you have XP now and just want to upgrade software, don't buy Vista - too expensive for the features.

    If you are buying a new computer, go for Vista (e.g. laptop maunfacturers forces to use Vista anyway).

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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    My 'main' home PC runs XP Pro and I have no intention of changing it for Vista, 'cos it works just fine as it is. Same goes for my second PC, that runs XP MCE.
    However, when I was asked to specify a new PC for me to use at work, I made sure that it can dual-boot both XP and Vista business. This has enabled me to check the compatibility of the software we use with both OS options. The end result is that, when ordering new machines, some have Vista business and some have XP Pro, depending on the software that will be run on them. (some of our software at work is ancient - but because it still works, the boss sees no reason to change it, and I agree!) An added benefit of having this dual-boot machine available is that I was able to test some of my 'personal' software under Vista before I bought my new laptop - which runs Vista Home Premium. Great OS, very happy with it!

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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it...

    Vista lasted less than a day on my computer before I reinstalled XP. I have had to use Vista to test software at work and it was less than fun. Once everyone has 4GB of ram and quad core processors then I'm sure Vista will run great, but from what I've seen on my housemates laptop (C2D, 1GB) it's painfully slow with numerous issues like sound stuttering and internet dropping. MSWorks that came bundled with the laptop also crashes every so often which isn't fun.

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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    I think for most people their experience of Vista depends on how powerful their system is. I deliberately upgraded my machine just before moving to Vista. I've disabled UAC, because I don't download funky things from dodgy websites and no tools like the rest of my family are allowed on my PC

    The media centre (in Ultimate x64) works very well. Many of my drivers for various things were downloaded automatically by windows (with my approval). A couple of programs didn't work brilliantly, but those work fine with XP compatibility mode. There are better 64 bit drivers for Vista than there was at the time for XP64 when I had that. The machine looks nice and is easy to use. I put it in Sleep mode most of the time and it resumes with all drivers and programs working correctly (unlike XP) faster than my monitor can react. Superfetch is awesome with 4gb RAM, the system is unbelievably responsive even with around 30 firefox/adobe reader tabs open, several word documents, winamp, msn, media centre recording two channels at once etc. (Again, this all comes down to system power I admit that, but I used the same system with XP64 and it was nowhere near as impressive).

    Lastly, I'm a student, and the combination of Ultimate 64 (expensive) and Office Ultimate (£40!) is perfect for me. Virtually everything I do depends to some extent on this system and it has been almost perfect so far. *crosses fingers*

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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    I think vista is better then xp runs smoother on my machine and i only have an amd 3500+ and 1gb ram.

    no problems at all like it better then xp.

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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    I've seen no convincing reason yet to upgrade my own machines to Vista, let alone pay through the nose for the privilege. Sooner or later, that time may come, but it hasn't arrived for me yet.
    My thoughts exactly. I just find Vista a little too counter-intuitive (maybe thats because I'm now almost totally an OS X / Ubuntu user. The XP build on the PC in the study is set to classic mode.

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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    My wife and I are both self-employed and I act as techie for both of us. My wife's laptop came with Vista and Office 2007. Vista is not so bad - it has lots of built in drivers for all our gear and is moderately intuitive to use (on a par with XP, but different) but it runs like a dog (an arthritic chihuahua). It is Office 2007 that I would pay serious money to upgrade back to Office 2003. The new formats should be consigned back to the hell from whence they were spawned, and users should have the option to use the classic style menus where we can actually find the functions we need.

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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    I've got to say, while I'm not the biggest fan of Vista I love Office 2007.
    Has really helped my productivity.Have found things on the ribbon I didn't even know was there
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    I like how the leading option in the poll is "I've never used Vista so my opinion doesn't count".

    Personally I've found that whilst there have been a few things that have annoyed me they've mostly been new things, where glitches are to be expected, or caused by a third party (Creative). On the whole, it's no worse than the original release of XP.

    I will echo the thought however, that currently the XP to Vista upgrade doesn't seem worth it and that Vista is more for new computers (and really should be x64, which reminds me, what the frak is Dell doing offering 4GB of R.A.M and then only offering x86 Vista?).

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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    Vista x64 for me, *touch woood* no real gripes, the odd driver issue now & then but i dont regret upgradeing. Look & feel of it makes up for any problems i face.

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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    I've seen no convincing reason yet to upgrade my own machines to Vista, let alone pay through the nose for the privilege. Sooner or later, that time may come, but it hasn't arrived for me yet.
    Ditto. The only reason I can see for me to upgrade will be DX10 and when I do "upgrade" I'll run a dual boot with XP.
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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    Vista is just a tweaked version of XP, theres no real reason to shell the money out on it as an upgrade. If you need to buy a new copy of Windows though you'd be stupid to buy XP.

    I installed Vista when i build my new computer in August and theres no way i'd go back. Sure, im probably loosing a few frames per second in games, but im gaining loads more! Simply put, if i downgraded i'd miss many of Vista's features as well as the Aero interface!

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    Re: A year after Vista's launch, it's time for a poll

    I`ve had no trouble with Vista, although the new office word took some time to get used to.

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