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Old 05-10-2007, 10:12 AM   #11
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It's a bit the same story as when W2K - XP were released.
Bloatware, fatware ... too heavy... whatever.
Give it time, a year or two I think, and the PCs will be able to fully handle Vista.
If you see that they even DARE to sell Vista PCs with some 512 MB .... says enough, 1 Gig is really the minimum it needs to run at reasonable speed.

Give Vista a fast dual core, some 2Gigs RAM and it runs pretty swell, really.
Not that I'm very happy with Vista, I even rarely boot it ... :/
And the first thing I've done is killing all that fancy stuff, what a crapload of useless stuff they've put in !!!
My settings in Vista are all set to 'windows classic' ... , and still don't like it so much.

Bottom line: XP feels better, even if I wasn't very happy with XP in the begin.

But yeah, I'm also still have my W98SE and W2K PCs, tough that W98SE is getting dusty lately ......
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Old 05-10-2007, 01:39 PM   #12
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XP all the way for me too, too many issues with Vista to deal with as many of the reasons have stated before. Once the first service pack comes out, it'll be interesting to see if Microsoft can put out a solid pack, if they don't it'll just continue to drive down Vista.
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Old 05-10-2007, 02:40 PM   #13
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My new notebook has Vista inside, yeah it's cool and full of nice functions, but the battery is gone in about 2 hours (without playing games).
It's inadmissible for a notebook <_<
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:00 PM   #14
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Somewhere in the settings you can kill the prefetch AND the
eternal_running_on_the_background_ressource_eating defrag. Helps keep your battery a bit longer charged.
Same with indexing the files, keep that to a minimum.
As Vista is continuesly doing all kinds of thingies on the background that burden the CPU I can't call it very laptop friendly.
Of course, what you can't shut down is the cooling fan(s). And they also consume a lot of energy.
But yeah, you wanted a fast CPU, those need cooling :).
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:02 PM   #15
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Done a week ago
Maybe I earned 15 minutes...
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:50 PM   #16
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Fi .... Fif ..... Fiftee .... Fifteen whole minutes ?


Oh my.






Now, you're mobile, even if limited by a power cord.
LOL


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Old 05-10-2007, 08:50 PM   #17
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Unfortunatly you're right LOL
...there's always the Linux solution... ...6 - 7 hours are better than 2...
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Old 06-10-2007, 02:11 AM   #18
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There is one good point for Vista... We're now a step closer to Star Trek. LOL

-"What did you do to get so much power in so little time, Scotty?"
-"I just disabled Vista, capta'n!"

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Old 06-10-2007, 09:29 AM   #19
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It's kind of funny, isn't it? Instead of optimizing the new operating system for less system requirements in which case much more power of that brand-new, powerful PC would be available for programs or games, Microsoft instead overloads every new operating system with huge loads of unnecessary or (in their opinion) might-be-useful-and-looks-more-polished stuff which drops really heavily on even the best systems.
Wouldn't it be more logical to provide a much lighter operating system instead and make the customers want much, much more to use it? It can look great and still require only little memory and CPU power. Kind of makes no sense to me that Microsoft does whatever possible to turn people away from it's operating system instead of focusing on people's needs.
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:29 AM   #20
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Except you forget one thing: it is Microsoft's sworn duty to neither make sense nor provide any attention to people's needs.

Shame on you, acting as though Microsoft could perform any better...
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