Vista looks nice but what made you stick to XP?

Philippines
April 22, 2008 11:14am CST
Vista gives a whole new look as well as new tools. However, what made you hold on to XP?
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@amitpuri (457)
• India
22 Apr 08
Yep i am totally agree to you vista gives a cool look but it is not that much reliable and compatible as that of the xp. Vista doesn't supports some of the programs and the software installation either and it is far slower than the xp.Moreover vista founds a great difficulty in running some of the games but there is not such limitation in the case of the xp.Actually the reason is that vista depend upon a data card that still has to be developed that why there is a question regarding its compatibility. As far as the look is concerned we can install the VISTA ANTHRACITE PACK which will give the same look to the xp without affecting any of its feature and speed, so in this way we can get the vista cool look and the compatibility both with the use of this pack.I am using this from an year and dint ever find any problem...try it that is really a better option. have a nice day!!
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
Same here I use Bricopacks Vista Inspirat 2, for Vista feel and looks on XP.
@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
22 Apr 08
Unfortunately at home, we got stuck with Vista - mainly because it cost too much to stay with XP - much to my chagrin. But so far Vista is working well. I've actually not had alot of annoyances as of yet. Our computers only seem to ask once each time we install or delete something. At work when we got all new computers a little over a year ago we had the choice between XP and Vista - at that time I had them opt for XP because the techies on the forums were still putting down Vista. And Vista was known to be still working out alot of bugs and compatibility issues. So far I really haven't noticed anything that I like better or dislike worse in comparison of the 2. I used to hate the look of IE 7 but have since decided the tabs are actually pretty useful. Still dont' care for the arrangement of the address and menu bars though.
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• Philippines
22 Apr 08
That sounds improvement. What's nice with technology is that we can always make some improvements. Maybe a year or two from now, XP would be history and the next generation of MS-OS after Vista is in the market.
@busta1 (1029)
• United States
22 Apr 08
your right vista is nice looking but i stick with xp because its faster and its not as annoying as vista the thing is that vista to delete a file it would ask you about 3 times if you really want to delete that file its annoying..
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• Philippines
22 Apr 08
Exactly! XP is faster and more user-friendly.
• United States
22 Apr 08
For me, the first thing that came to mind is that I don't want to buy another operating system until I have to. Also, I have an older computer and Vista probably wouldn't do very well if I installed it on this machine. And, I've heard that it still has a lot of problems. I am planning on getting a new computer within the next year, so I will probably have Vista on it when I get that one.
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
Compatibility problem seem to be a common issue with vista..
@amitavroy (4826)
• India
29 Apr 08
well although look sare bettre in vista but still yif you want to work you need the performance from your pc and not the looks. you never buy a computer ti run vista. you must be working on it. and that time if you find that all your resources are taken byy the os then what will be left for the application to take,.
• United States
26 Apr 08
I do work at home telecommuting and 99% of the companies say you must have Windows XP or they will not hire. I saw only one that used Vista. I also bought a Canon pixma MP800R about a year ago and for what I paid for it compatability is a good reason for me to stay with XP.
• Canada
23 Apr 08
I find XP to be friendly and reliable. Finally a operating system from Microsoft that is stable. In consulting with guys in our IT department at work they all have warned me to stay away from Vista. I have heard nothing to convince me why it would be better to upgrade to Vista
@irdsm1 (288)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I didn't hold onto xp and don't regret it at all. I had xp on my old computer, but when I got this one I decided to keep the pre-installed vista and have very few problems with it. It took some (like a day) time to get used to it, but it is actually not bad at all IMO. Dan
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
22 Apr 08
Vista is an excellent and versatile operating system, but I am still running Windows XP on my desktop computer. The reason is simple, the computer's components are a few years old and do not behave well under Vista. For a new computer I would recommend Vista, but with older systems, even just a couple of years old, Windows XP will perform far better.