As I am going to upgrade my computer I've been taking an interest in the current developments and one of the questions is, is Vista better then XP? As I may be going done the secondhand route this may be a consideration, because although XP is no longer supported by microsoft it still seems to have its fans. In otherwords is Vista no good?
I'm with Clapton on this, I've just taken possession of a laptop with Vista pre-installed and I hate it ! I'm going to stick with it until September by which time it will have served it's purpose, then I'm putting XP on it. Cant wait !
I'm in the opposite camp. Got a laptop with Vista and loved it, then dual booted my desktop with XP and Vista and now rarely use the former. I find Vista easy to use, quicker to boot up and would never change back. Mind you SP1 did make a helluva difference to Vista.
Same here, I've never had an issue with Vista. Installations are never a problem, it's far faster than XP, and much easier to use once you get used to it. Put quite simply Vista leaves XP in the dark ages in virtually every department. All you need to ensure is that you have a suitable spec in your machine or you will have problems.
I got a new laptop with Vista installed last November, I was the biggest fan of winxp there was after using comps with win98 win98se winME win2k, Then Windows XP was the ultimate and nobody was ever gonna change my mind. I got the laptop with Vista installed and it looked OK, I thought I would try it for a while, Well I still have it and although it does have some annoying habits it is very stable very easy on the eye and once you have learnt how to master it then I no longer miss WinXP at all.
I think the fact that WinXP was so stable and we all had years of getting used to it as Microsoft took forever releasing Vista, Then we have just grown so used to it.
My opinion is I paid for it and now I'm happy with it, Give it a try for a month, If you don't like it then buy another copy of WinXP and install that.