XP V.S Vista

They’re trying to get rid of XP!

Microsoft is set to discontinue XP on June 30, 2008, follow this link below and complete this petition. Hopefully, if enough people complete this petition, Microsoft will decide not to discontinue XP due to the fact that so many people like it.
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PCWorld.com Users Say: Save Windows XP!

Windows XP V.S Vista (pronounced vis-tu)

Download XP SP3 (XP service Pack 3)

Windows Vista SP1 Release Candidate

Download Vista SP1 (Vista Service Pack 1)

Windows Vista SP3 preview available to all

Windows Vista: the definitive review

Well here we are looking at the new versus the old. At first glance you would probably think Vista beats XP by far, It uses the Aero Interface. You can’t download it for Windows XP as far as I know. Too bad, but you can download TrueTransparency. This program let’s the border of the window look like it would if you were running the Aero interface, the Mac interface, Contact interface etc. We could built our own Vista, maybe, imagine that. Modifying XP’ interface so that it not only worked how we wanted it to but it also looked like we wanted it to. I guess Vista is somewhat improved. It supposedly only improved on the Looks not the technology. I haven’t used Vista so I can’t really comment on that. That’s about it. I mean, look at Sascha Segan, he kept coming back to XP for much needed applications that Mac and Vista didn’t have. I guess there are some good things about Vista, none I know of (Because like I said, I haven’t used Vista) but here’s a page with plenty of Vista Info Vista Info

20 Ways to Keep Your Windows XP System Fresh
Does Vista Matter?

This doesn’t mean that there aren’t any good features to Vista, there are plenty. If you do decide to buy Vista then definitely use this guide. Your best bet is to dual boot Windows XP and Vista on one computer. If you could.

The Insiders Guide To Windows Vista

Switching from Vista to XP: the truth. Warts and all guide to ditching Vista

Windows’ Words Of Doom

FAQ: Microsoft kills Vista ‘kill switch’

OS X Leopard Feels Like Windows Vista
And will it go down like Vista? Well it sure doesn’t look like it will.

Microsoft Windows XP SP3 beta
No idea if this’ll help you, I have the XP SP2 on my computer.

Microsoft kills free Windows Vista & Office deal
It was great until they stopped it, that was almost enough to make me want to buy Vista. Microsoft Office is irreplaceable.

A guy at a Dell Service store said, and I quote “I would rather but a Mac than buy a PC with Vista. I run a flight simulator and it took me ten days to tweak Vista so it would recognize the software.” End quote. Wow, that was a really negative review, I mean, I’ve heard plenty of reviews (most bad) but this one, wow. He works with Dell PCs every day, he must know every trick, shortcut, and way to fix anything that goes wrong and he would “…rather buy a Mac than a PC with Vista.”

More on switching back to XP By Tech-for Everyone.

Another option if you have Vista would be to run a Virtual PC. This comes built in with Vista I think but if not you can download it at this website. IT will give you the option for a 32 bit or 64 bit.

John C Dvorak said in his latest page in PC Mag –> Inside Track “What keeps some companies from developing a new OS for the basic PC architecture? Fear of failure? Fear of success? Fear of Microsoft? It’s amazing that someone hasn’t taken a look at Microsoft’s margins and profits and money in and said to himself “Wow, why can’t I do that?”
until Vista nobody had considered the possibility. After all, we’ve got the Apple MacBased on a Linux-like underpinning And Linux. These two products have probably discouraged developers more than anything else, since they have not taken over the world. Apple’s OS X has the reputation that it runs only on propriety hardware, so it doesn’t count.”

Some people condemn a PC and use a Mac just because Vista wasn’t great. As this website points out, some of the people that worked at Microsoft were actually saying what they thought, and it wasn’t good, about their own product, you have to know that there’s something wrong here. This article says a lot about the subject too. So Vista isn’t great yet. (I’m going to go out on a limb here and defend Vista) So what? XP probably wasn’t at the time either, although going from typing in strings of code in to open an app (Application) to double clicking icons was a pretty big technology jump. There aren’t a bunch of drivers for Vista. That’s because there’s not enough people using Vista to warrant the effort of creating the drivers to enable you to run your printer etcetera. It’s the same with programs. The only reason you can’t go to all websites and download a program the will run in Vista is because there aren’t enough people running Vista to warrant the effort of the programmers to make the program for Vista.


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