Got a reformat coming up soon....

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  1. Bencorn

    Bencorn New Member

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    what should I install? Vista or XP or dualboot? I'm not going to do linux on my main machine but maybe on one of my other machines just to play with.

    Quick specs
    E6600 (no overclock)
    2gigs ram (800 I believe)
    300 gig main drive
    1.82tb secondary Raid5
     
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    HATED Vista just like everyone 'till I actually tried it and fell in love with it! Everything looks nicer/clearer/sharper/sleeker and my PC seems to be running faster with it (5+ months now of using it).

    Just disable UAC and all the default Windows protection BS and you'll be fine.
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Exactly. It looks nice, and if you disable every single extra feature that makes Vista different from XP, then it's decently functional too.

    Nobody's saying Vista is unusable; we're saying it's not worth the money.
     
  4. Dnepr

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    Vista is far more stable then XP and its harder to get "dirty"

    I've been running same install of Vista x64 for almost a year now and I see no degradation in performance, but in XP as you probably know after 4-6 months the performance goes down the shitter if you rotate alot of programs on your PC
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Define "dirty".

    Also, you shouldn't be rotating a lot of programs anyway. But mainly that sounds like they finally built in the ability to rebalance the Registry's binary tree without having to use a special tool.
     
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    I have legal copies of XP Pro and Vista Business so the money thing isn't an issue, I was just trying to feel out what experiences other people have had. I installed Vista when it was new and I pretty much shit a brick because of all the incompatibilities that there were and reinstalled xp about a 2 days later. Now that the shit seems to be getting ironed out a bit more I was thinking about trying it again with my next format.
     
  7. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i found that my hd video files would run much more choppier with vista than with xp. both using the latest version of vlc. possibly a driver issue?

    also, mediaportal took about 15 seconds longer to load in vista than xp

    for me, i'm sticking with xp, awaiting service pack 3 and its 10% increase
    i'll give vista another shot in a year, unless i end up buying all apple hardware, i love my macbook and leopard
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    what is UAC?
     
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    user account control

    its annoying as fuck
     
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    i don't remember it doing that more than once after i turned it off :dunno:
     
  11. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    What does it do?
     
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    asks for your OK for pretty much any action

    it is supposed to help stupid people not fuck shit up
     
  13. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    ubuntu 7.10 has something very similar to uac. it looks like it, because it grays out the background and then asks for a root password when it needs to
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    Yeah, but now that I've looked at what UAC does, Ubuntu's version is easier; the box pops up, you type your password and hit enter.
     
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    any idea how long to expect XP Pro to still be available?

    on a tangent... If you disable all the BS on vista is it still a resource hog? I'm perfectly comfortable and happy with Xp (I couldn't really care less about Vista looking 'pretty') and I'd much rather my RAM go to use running programs instead of the OS.... (or I'll just end up looking at 4Gb for the next machine)
     
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    vista really isn't much of a resource hog on a current machine. you also seem to misunderstand what vista does with RAM.
     
  17. Bitter Moose

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    Vista blows. I bought Home Premium 64bit with an open mind, and I really wanted to like it, I really did...too bad it sucked so much I had to install XP again. I've installed it 3x now because I do enjoy the UI enhancements, but it just has too many small issues. I could get more detailed, but I'm not.
    specs: [email protected], 4GB RAM, 8800Ultra. Vista still chugged compared to XP.
     

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