I've been an avid XP user for a few years now, but have heard some terrible stories about Vista, am i better to stick with what i know or try Vista? Home Use only! Any suggestions? I do like the design (desktop features with Vista) Thanks
Thanks for your reply, whilst i acknowledge that Vista is more security conscious, and when XP was first released, everyone was saying stick with Millenium as Xp is filled with bugs,I cant help thinking that it may take a while until Vista is running applications to every body's liking and is considered by everone to be the best o/s so far. I did read an article that it was NOT the case that XP was past its sell by date, just that Microsoft needed to dwindle XP off the market so more people would plump for Vista, as it was not as popular as Microsoft had hoped prior/and soon after its release, so they did release the SP3 for XP to enforce a little more security, until it is eventually phased out altogether...personally i think it may have been a ploy by Microsoft to encourage new users to purchase Vista Machines, which are Memory hungry...so rather than update an older PC, splash out your hard earned cash on a new PC...ok if you have the spare cash...thank you Mr. Brown ( sorry i'm not getting into politics)....I'm just curious as to which way to turn, at this moment in time :-)
I have XP on my desktop and Vista on my laptop. Both are fine and I have to admit I quite like Vista ! No reason not to go with Vista unless you have a lot of old hardware/software that may not work with Vista. Don't believe the "terrible" stories.
I too was dubious about Vista, so much so that when I built my latest desktop I made it dual boot XP and Vista. Before Vista SP1 came along I probably used them equally but since SP1 I have found Vista faster, easier to use and it has never crashed. Now the only time I use XP is to keep it up to date as a "just in case Backup." Quite frankly I am beginning to think that it is a waste of my hard drive space and I am thinking of taking XP off.
No i was referring to the opposite i am at the moment using XP and wondered about any possible pitfalls anyone has encountered with Vista!
I have noticed that on certain PC's with Vista being Memory Hungry ( Some Acer Machines) that it states 1 GB of Ram, what it doesn't tell you is that the 1 GB is shared with your graphics card, so i would advise buyers beware, the more RAM the better if you have Vista o/s...i'll stand corrected if this was a one off browse of the cheaper end Acer PC's!