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#16 PeRTeX

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 00:22

I think even running Windows Vista using classic theme is still not as good as Windows XP on Luna theme on the same hardware.




#17 Lord Method Man

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 00:28

Switched to Vista when it came out and never looked back.



#18 Praetor

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 00:34

i still have a Windows Vista Ultimate box that i've got from Microsoft TechDays, used for some good time until i upgraded to 7. The biggest issue with Vista was:

- lack of drivers, support from OEMs and somewhat the ones that existed were half baked, not always optimized.

- it need more hardware than OEMs admitted to; i've saw whole laptops that barely runned Vista and had a Certified "Vista Ready" tag, when it shouldn't be running Vista at all! Cheapness doesn't help them image and hurts sales, but what do i know? :rolleyes:

- Most of the people that had XP instead of upgrading the hardware for using a newer OS, just installed anyway in the same old hardware; it didn't work well but guess what? Blame the OS! :rofl:

 

 

 

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 00:40

Look forward to my upcoming review of MS-DOS 6.02.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 00:55

Look forward to my upcoming review of MS-DOS 6.02.

I never used MS-DOS but I definitely used Windows 95, so that might be the next review :rofl:



#21 Riva

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 00:59

I had it from beta 1 on a quad core CPU with 4GB RAM. The x64 edition ofc. Only thing that felt slow was file transfers and it was a genuine issue with the OS.



#22 link6155

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:12

Without Vista, Windows 7/8 wouldn't have Aero implemented.

 

Also, I really find it stupid when people think that windows Longhorn was cancelled for Windows Vista. Longhorn was the codename of vista. Even though the early builds look very very different, it's really the same thing underneath. Besides, I really hated that marble giant back and favorite button :p



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:14

Without Vista, Windows 7/8 wouldn't have Aero implemented.

 

Also, I really find it stupid when people think that windows Longhorn was cancelled for Windows Vista. Longhorn was the codename of vista. Even though the early builds look very very different, it's really the same thing underneath. Besides, I really hated that marble giant back and favorite button :p

What was supposed to be "Longhorn" was cancelled due to feature creep, and Microsoft directing resources to Trustworthy Computing and Windows XP SP2. 



#24 Jose_49

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:19

I remember "wowing" XP users with the amazing win+tab effect which still works in 7. Does it still exist in 8?

Windows 8 killed it in favor for the Metro Task Switching. 

 

To be honest that was some eye candy whose effect wore off soon.

 

Anyways, I loved a lot that feature back in the vista days :D



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:41

Windows Vista is sooo worst, because of hardware problem!



#26 PeRTeX

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:18

Windows XP still is the best OS to be run on older systems.

Even if Windows NT 6.x OS requires at least 1 GB of RAM, Windows XP will still be the best option.

 

Windows Vista was not installed on new computers or downgrades to Windows XP were so many because hardware during Vista's release was not ready yet. By the time of Windows 7 and newer versions, hardware was able to catch up.

 

The blame is not on Windows Vista alone. It is also because of the hardware at that time wasn't designed with Vista in mind or barely runs Vista.

 

Windows XP System requirements

 

Windows Vista Hardware requirements

http://en.wikipedia....re_requirements

 

Windows 7 Hardware requirements

http://en.wikipedia....re_requirements

 

Windows 8 Hardware requirements

http://en.wikipedia....re_requirements



#27 ryokurin

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:31

Driver support ultimately was what killed it. I remember the fall of 2006, pretty much everyone thought that since they were missing Christmas they would wait until the spring or summer to release it, so almost no one put resources into drivers.   The other finishing blow were the memory usage and file transfer speed issues.  Sure pretty much all of that was resolved by SP1 and the various compatibility packs but by then it's rep had been set.



#28 Ci7

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:53

I had it from beta 1 on a quad core CPU with 4GB RAM. The x64 edition ofc. Only thing that felt slow was file transfers and it was a genuine issue with the OS.

 

what CPU was that?

 

Intel Q6600 ?



#29 tsupersonic

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:02

Never had problems with Vista back during my college days. I had to revert back to XP, because my laptop didn't handle it all that well. 



#30 shozilla

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:03

I didn't have any problems with Vista on my laptop since I got it from the day 1.

 

It has been upgraded to Windows 7.





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