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    Re: MS increases win7 / vista lifespan

    Quote Originally posted by Murderklok View Post
    Anyone remember how hard XP sucked when it was released? I was just like Vista, but worse. It wasn't until SP1 that became good enough to use.
    Not true at all. It was head and shoulders above Win98SE/WinME in just about every area.

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    Re: MS increases win7 / vista lifespan

    Part of the problem when MS releases a new OS is they don't put a high enough limit on the minimum hardware requirements. For example companies were selling Vista Basic laptops with only 512MB RAM. Vista is unusable at 512MB and still very slow at 1GB. I was helping someone set up such a computer a while back and it was so slow, the old P1 he upgraded from was probably more use to him. I remember similar issues when win98 came out too.

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    Re: MS increases win7 / vista lifespan

    I wonder when SP2 is coming out for 7?

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    Re: MS increases win7 / vista lifespan

    Quote Originally posted by perfectmark View Post
    Part of the problem when MS releases a new OS is they don't put a high enough limit on the minimum hardware requirements. For example companies were selling Vista Basic laptops with only 512MB RAM. Vista is unusable at 512MB and still very slow at 1GB. I was helping someone set up such a computer a while back and it was so slow, the old P1 he upgraded from was probably more use to him. I remember similar issues when win98 came out too.
    HP and Dell exploited that vigorously. It was a horrible, horrible sight, seeing all the s**tware they preinstalled as well. Vista's performance from OEMs was astoundingly pathetic. McAfee pre-installs made it even worse.

    I loved Vista x64. Why? I bought full copies and installed onto my blank drives. Slick, super fast, utilized dual-core well, DX10.1, Aero, etc. Only the slow searches, superfetch and ridiculous defrag times pissed me off. So I turned them off and used other means.

    With that huge leap in the OS design to provide more and easier tools for advanced users, it was breathtakingly awesome.

    Did anyone forget the nightmare in attempting to get Vista x64 drivers? I sure as hell didn't. It took nearly 6 months to get everything I owned fully supported. I blame that squarely on the manufacturers ineptness and laziness in supporting a new major product from Microsoft.

    Now Win7.....natural evolution :D don't miss Vista one bit !

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