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  • Pretty is all that Vista is. Stick with good old XP.
  • I don't recommend upgrading unless you are positive that everything you do is fully supported in Vista AND you have a powerful enough computer. Otherwise, it will be sluggish and buggy.
  • i have had a lot of ppl tell me they dont like vista as well as xp.. because of the things that arnt supported.
  • I've heard of some problems with Vista. Personally I'm going to let them get those sorted out before I change my system.
  • don't upgrade
  • I wouldn't downgrade from XP to Vista unless you needed DirectX 10
  • Strongly recommend you NOT upgrade to Vista. It's buggy and slow, and has a host of new ways to annoy the user. XP is stable, quick (on today's hardware), and relatively easy to maintain. In a couple of years, when M$ has cleaned up Vista's problems and the hardware is fast enough to not bog down, then would be a good time to upgrade. Note: I own Microsoft stock, I've been a Microsoft development consultant, and have been a programmer for 25 years. Vista is a serious disappointment to me.
  • I've had no problems with Vista. There are some pretty cool features. It's possible to resolve most compatibility issues, and SP1 is out now which addressed some of the real blunders of the OS. Of course there are many downsides but as far as I'm concerned, the positives outweigh the negatives.
  • Strongly recommend you NOT upgrade to Vista. It's buggy and slow, and has a host of new ways to annoy the user. XP is stable, quick (on today's hardware), and relatively easy to maintain. In a couple of years, when M$ has cleaned up Vista's problems and the hardware is fast enough to not bog down, then would be a good time to upgrade. Note: I own Microsoft stock, I've been a Microsoft development consultant, and have been a programmer for 25 years. Vista is a serious disappointment to me.
  • Stick with XP. It will save you from a lot of disappointments.
  • You should go with Windows Vista because most companies/software developers will eventually go on to the Vista 64 bit processing. 64 bit processing allows you to more memory (RAM) capacity, which in turn allows you to run higher end programs. Invest now, so you can save yourself the trouble of having to buy it later. Take for example, Windows 95 when it first came out certainly looked "prettier" than Windows 3.1, took much more CPU memory, but was eventually adapted to accomodate the increased demand in high end software.
  • Aside from the fact that Visa is still on the "buggy" side (which shouldn't shock any loyal MS user) this article about Vista should give you some insight Forget about the WGA! 20+ Windows Vista Features and Services Harvest User Data for Microsoft http://news.softpedia.com/news/Forget-about-the-WGA-20-Windows-Vista-Features-and-Services-Harvest-User-Data-for-Microsoft-58752.shtml
  • if you want better performance then get Win 2000 Pro. Any more and it gets slower, any less and it'll get unstable.
  • I would stick with XP. I mean the only reasons why i'd change to vista are Halo 2, which someone has made a port to XP, and if it was free. Seeing how it needs a 1 gig minimum of ram to run it my computer would take hours to get to my login screen. Then what about my desktop lol. And also remember the number one techie/software quote. "With V1.0 software/hardware, comes V1.0 bugs
  • I have XP and runs on very low specs and is perfect for gaming me personally thinks. Vista looks nicer to me but personally i carn't be bovered with the hassele with it been new as it will have problems and yes this a late post by now they may have fixed them.
  • No stick to XP , I have had Vista for over a year now and still cannot come to terms with it .I think it is a Lemon they still have so many programmes that are incompatable that half my stuff is unable to be used. I prefer the XP and even Windows 98 is better.
  • i with the majority, XP
  • I have XP on this computer that I built...and my wife has a laptop that came with Vista. My advise: Forget Vista, at least for the next few years. I bet sometime in the future they will discontinue service to XP and everyone will have to move to Vista....but that is not going to happen anytime soon!
  • i have had both and currently have vista but XP had alot less problems so i would wait a year atleast before u get vista if u get it now it will be problems and more problems for a few weeks. but i have worked ut the problems and now love vista because the computer seems 15 times faster so i really don't regret it but i wouldn;t reccommend it if u don' feel like problem after problem but eventually u can work them out.
  • Well, depends on what you are looking for and what you have. For higher-end PC's, dual-core, 2 GB+ RAM, a decent graphics card (most systems that come with Vista installed are somewhat decent, and have DirectX10) I would recommend Vista. With the new SP 1, it fixes pretty much all the bugs, plus all the DX10 games will only be on vista. Vista does look pretty awesome, but I think it is more user-friendly than XP, along with newer hardware support. XP on the otherhand, you can run it with an extremely low-tech system, and it only supports up to DX9. No fancy graphics or anything, but it takes up WAAAAY less system memory(RAM). It can run most win 95/8 games, etc, but Vista will only grow better and better.
  • Stay with XP, Vista is nice but you will have to put up with alot of headaches before it runs smoothly. If you are a casual user meaning not a techy, stay with XP. I have a feeling Vista will run the same route as Windows ME.
  • no, stick to xp, xp is far much better than vista, vista just look good .
  • Vista is an operating system with the highest security system, If you are good enough techelly qualified, then you can use vista. Unless it is waste to go for vista. Xp remains better than vista.
  • NO. Vista sux Vista is crap Vista is evil Vista is horrible *shudders* and *shudders* some more.
  • I got Vista with my new PC & no sweat - but everyone I know who has upgraded has had problems and hates vista.
  • I have Vista and have had nothing but problems with it. I highly recommend you avoid it like the plague!
  • [Please notice that this answer applies for May 2009, it could eventually not have applied at the date where the question was asked.] YES Vista is better than XP and NO you should rather not upgrade. The reason is that a computer which has been designed for XP will probably not work so good with Vista. Moreover, the upgrade process is not always the best, and a new installation is usually much better. So if you would like to use Vista, the best would be to buy a computer with Vista. At the moment, it will probably be difficult to still find one with XP anyway.

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