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I need your opinion..
« on: August 16, 2007, 10:35:43 AM »
Hmm.. btw, if i will ask you windows OS user..

What OS is preferable to use??

Is it XP or VISTA??


 8)  8)  8)

Although VISTA looks so nice, i don't know if my hardwares will fit on its requirements.
I like to try VISTA, but i don't want to take the risk.. (I'm tired reformating my PC again.. As i always do.. for almost 300X)..

Right now, I am using

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
2.4GH CPU
80GB HD
384MB RAM

Do it fit to VISTA requirements?? (I think it's not)  ;D  ;D

DO i have to upgrade or retain??


Hmm.. need some opinions and feed backs..



Thank's


JM



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Re: I need your opinion..
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2007, 10:53:45 AM »
With 384MB RAM and 80GB HDD, I think XP is certainly a better choice.

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Re: I need your opinion..
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2007, 11:52:45 AM »
 Even if I did have all the hardware requirements for Vista, I still don't think I would use it. So many of my fellow CG artists are having a tough time getting the OS to work with the software we use, so I'm sticking with XP. :)
« Last Edit: August 16, 2007, 11:56:00 AM by Kilia »

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Re: I need your opinion..
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2007, 12:26:08 PM »
Hi,

i would like to say try it!
Make a complete backup from your system an install Vista.

I can say, i installed Vista on a Intel Centrino Notebook only with 1.4 GHz, 512MB RAM and 40GB Harddisk, and only 3GB are free Space ;D but it works very fine, not so fast but its even faster then the old Installation of Win XP  ;)

I forget to say, there is only an Intel Graphiccard with Pixelshader 1.0 inside, no visualisation from Windows AERO  ;)

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Re: I need your opinion..
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2007, 08:25:49 PM »
vista sucks for gaming and it is slower than xp if ur hard drive is full due to more memory being used for fancy visual stuff. also many downloads/prgrams are incompatible with vista.
 if i were u, wait a year or so until a new vista has been released that is more compatible and less pointless! :)

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Re: I need your opinion..
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2007, 01:02:48 AM »
until a new vista has been released
New Vista ???
Is anything scheduled for a new version of Windows?

but it works very fine, not so fast but its even faster then the old Installation of Win XP  ;)
I just can't believe... really ???
I won't install Vista in a 384Mb RAM system for nothing in this world...
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Re: I need your opinion..
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2007, 01:37:23 AM »
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also many downloads/prgrams are incompatible with vista.
 if i were u, wait a year or so until a new vista has been released that is more compatible and less pointless! :)

until a new vista has been released
New Vista ???
Is anything scheduled for a new version of Windows?

Well Vista SP1 is touted for later this year, that should fix some of the compatibility/driver issues, but it certainly won't add any new functionality to cater for the "less pointless" comment.

There is also the replacement for Vista in the pipeline, supposedly being built from scratch that won't be concerned with backwards compatibility with old versions. MS seem to think this will only take two years, but that was I believe what they said about Vista and we all know how long that took ;D
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Re: I need your opinion..
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2007, 01:59:53 AM »
If you want to spend the money to update your memory, then I'd say give it a try.
Without any upgrades, you'll probably not enjoy it.

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Re: I need your opinion..
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2007, 02:51:51 AM »
that won't be concerned with backwards compatibility with old versions.
Really? I cannot believe...
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2007, 03:03:50 AM »
that won't be concerned with backwards compatibility with old versions.
Really? I cannot believe...

Well Apple Did this last year with the intel changeover. Rather than taking the time to rewrite the Classic environment they just axed it. As a result you can not use Mac OS 9.x (and earlier) apps on a intel Mac
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2007, 03:06:02 AM »
That by all accounts was why Vista was such a pig to develop they want to start from scratch. I can't recall which newsletter I read it in but that was what was being touted.


Edit: Just don a google search and it returns lots of hits, http://www.google.com/search?q=next+windows+after+vista, not all good hits but some info. http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=192501131
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Re: I need your opinion..
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2007, 05:46:34 AM »
On my XP desktop I check and send email, surf the internet, edit and print photos, make slide shows, word process and create an occasional data base or spread sheet.

On my Vista laptop I check and send email, surf the internet, edit and print photos, make slide shows, word process and create an occasional data base or spread sheet.  And I have a pretty clock in the sidebar now.

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Re: I need your opinion..
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2007, 06:08:49 AM »
Stick with Windows XP ;) I have had a copy of Windows Shitsta Ulti-mutant under my desk for a long time now. I'm waiting for the dust to mature  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2007, 09:20:11 AM »
I've been using Vista for a couple weeks now and besides my crappy sound card drivers(will never ever buy Creative again) it seems to be working just fine. Some older games don't work well in Vista or don't work at all but i can live with that since i still have xp installed and i can play in xp if i want but i guess dual booting isn't the answer for people with limited HD space.

My advice would be to wait for Vista SP1 before making the switch or if you have plenty of HD space just do like i did and dual boot XP and Vista. But certainly 384mb of ram is not enough for Vista ! Have 2gb ram here and Vista is using almost half of that ...  :o

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Re: I need your opinion..
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2007, 09:53:48 AM »
Lol its so funny to watch people whine how Vista sucks. I'm enjoying it ever since it's release. And wouldn't go back to XP even if you pay me.
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