Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by TigreTek, Oct 23, 2007.
vista is just pretty but is a resource hog from what i hear
The key to this response is from what i hear
it's getting closer to the estimated street date for sp1 for vista which is supposed to fix a lot of the initial complaints about vista.
On all new hardware, I would be inclined to go with vista, providing you get sufficient ram (2gb), a decent CPU (Core 2 Duo) and a decent video card (8600GT or better) if you plan on running areo.
IMO, if you do go vista, don't get the 64bit version, you're a lot more limited by drivers and some programs that won't run properly under the 64bit version.
Are you going to be reusing any old hardware? Video card, printer, scanner, other external devices? Do they have vista drivers you can get?
im using a 7600gt and aero runs just fine
edit: complete list http://www.jcxp.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=6957
if you plan on using DirectX 10, you'll need Vista
I was using it on a friend's computer the other day. 6000+ AMD processor, 3.0GB DDR2, Nvidia 6150 onboard. It ran fine, but took forever and a day to load up. I have to say I don't dislike Vista as much as I thought I would, but I would want 64bit ability so I could have 4 gigs or more of ram. Until they get the 64-bit ironed out, I won't be switching.
*IF* you go with vista, get a Core2Duo and a SHITLOAD of ram and a decent hardware-accelerated gpu. If you do that, it runs fine.
I have this and I love vista
I have Vista running my Media Server and it is running just fine. I am streaming Video / Audio over 10/100 CAT 5 with no problems.
i have Vista on my computer. Runs just fine havent had any issues with it so far. Now my parents have it on their laptop and it runs like crap, just make sure you have a decently powerful comp for it
depends on the hardware and what the machine will be used for
Tell your friend to quit using his peer to peer programs.. vista doesn't take more than 30 seconds for me to start from power-on to fully loaded... but I am using a 10k RPM drive too.
Nothing wrong with XP. The support is great too.
Despite what people say, Vista support still isn't great - especially for the 64 bit version. I have had real issues getting drivers to work etc, whereas I have no problems with XP.
well.. if you are using a machine older than a year, there is a good chance the manufacturer isn't going to bother creating drivers for it.
I get XP pro for free, schools waiting for sp 1 then I can get it free from them.
I buy Vista pre-installed and downgrade to XP Corp that way I have a license for it when we do upgrade.
Now - XP Pro
Next year 1+ - Vista (if it's still around) or Crysis has come out
I ordered a HP tx1000z Tablet PC and it came preloaded with Vista Ultimate 64 bit. Works great for me. No driver issues, no software issues, nothing. It has yet to blue screen or even lock up. Sometimes it loads or shuts down a little slow, but I don't really care that much. I have Office 2007, Roxio 10 and a few other apps on it and they all run great. Going to put Photoshop on soon.
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58 1.9GHz
GeForce Go 6150
I know it won't do DX10, but it won't need to. Its going to be my school computer.
im running vist on 2gb ram, intel core duo 6600 and it runs pretty fucking good, considering.