What is your ultimate impression on Vista?

Windows Vista - Microsoft Windows Vista
Philippines
September 23, 2008 12:55am CST
Some of us upgrade their system to vista but some of us downgraded their system back to XP. What is your ultimate impression on Microsoft Windows Vista? and How do you rank Vista to all Microsoft windows operating systems?
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11 responses
• India
24 Sep 08
I have not used vista edition but i have heard it slows down ur pc,so i prefered only xp edition
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Vista will really slow down your PC if your PC doesn't meet the required specs in running vista. To be able to run Vista smoothly your PC must have at least 2gb of system memory and 256mb of video memory. if your PC has less than 1gb it's better to stick to XP.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
23 Sep 08
Vista is the most intrusive, invasive version of Windows yet. And, gee, I wonder why its been a big FLOP! Maybe because it crashs if it doesn't check in at least once a week with Microsoft? Or it reports all your doings to Microsoft? What if you don't have internet access? You're fried!
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• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Thats a major issue with users that doesn't have internet connection. they have to stick with their Windows Vista Bug version.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
24 Sep 08
If I have to replace this computer - Vista is OFF as soon as its turned on! It can just go to the great software scrap heap in the ethernet....
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• New Zealand
23 Sep 08
Hi there slavezero. I have upgraded to Vista and it sucks, you can't find your way round for ages, and I mean ages, It may have the extra stuff on it but it still sucks and I wanna downgrade but I don't fully own the computer plus the money thing. Out of a 10/10 score I am sorry but Vista for me would only get 2 or 3. This is poor as far as I am concerned. Catch ya later pretty_babe
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
I admit that it is hard to go around vista even for me as a computer tech. but after days of playing around with vista I finally understand and use vista just like I use XP. but this will be a problem for average users. I think it will take some time before people begin to change their loyalty to XP and switch to Vista as their main OS.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
23 Sep 08
Well I am going to Rank Vista right up there with the other MS Operating Systems (OS). Now the Reason I am doing this is due to the Fact that as MicroSoft came out in the Past with each of its prior Operating Systems, each OS needed more and more system requirements. Look at the trend and I will only go back just a couple. Vista needs 1 gig ram or Better XP needs 512 gig ram or Better Win2k needs 128 ram or better see what I mean and this is just a short example. you have people complain about the system requirements that are needed to run Vista but all the OS's in the Past have needed the same thing. So why are they complaining
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• Philippines
24 Sep 08
you have a point but i think most of the people that complains on vista eating a lot of resources is those people that do not have at least 1GB of memory and unable to run vista smoothly. I also don't have more than 1gb of memory on my laptop thats why I chose to use home basic version. it also function well minus the other features that I really don't need.
@lenith (1222)
• India
23 Sep 08
I have not installed vista on my system, i'm still running Great XP. however, I have installed some vista transformation pack to make visuals look like vista and i got great visuals using Windows Blind and Vista transformation pack in combined. It gives me my xp a vista look. i have heard there is many probs in vista and lotta software are facing issue in terms of compatibility. Microsoft are trying to over come it but it will take time to fix bugs.
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• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Just like XP before it took time before Microsoft fix some bugs. I hope they fix those bugs and compatibility issues with vista before they all downgraded their system back to XP.
@Acmeous (47)
• India
23 Sep 08
Intel Dual Core 1.8 and 1gb of RAM is still not satisfactory resources for Windows Vista, when you keep the features on. If you are not going to use its "Vista features", then why you will be having a high cost Windows Vista?
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
You have a point. why go and buy a higher version of vista with it's features when you will not use it. I guess if you don't need or will not use those added Vista features just buy and install a Home Basic version of vista or just stick to XP.
• China
23 Sep 08
I have used vista OS for three days ,it was pre-installed in my notebook and I have instlled XP in my computer.In my opinion ,it's beautiful but it need more memory than XP .I do not like to spend 700M memory only for it's beauty.
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• Philippines
23 Sep 08
the entire new GUI for Windows Vista is really great. The appearance of window, desktop, start button, start menu, taskbar, everything got a new look. Now, the window in Windows Vista looks similar to that of in Mac OSX. just like many vista users says base on their experience... Vista is really a resource hog.
23 Sep 08
Vista a good OS. It's really secured and easy to use but some applications included are not needed, it's just adding to the space. It also needs good hardware specs. I have a Vista at home but I keep a Windows XP installed so I can enjoy both :)
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• Philippines
23 Sep 08
I also think Vista is a good OS but for me Windows 98SE is the most stable OS Microsoft has ever produced. your right vista has lots of applications that are not needed and just eats up space.
@dlnieto (60)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I have three computers varying in age and I find that Vista is the worst of the bunch. 1. An old ThinkPad (remember that?) has Windows NT - I used to use that OS while doing some software development work. 2. A nice Dell 2400 with lots of memory and Windows XP - I use that most of the time. 3. An HP laptop with Vista. I hate it. I've got more problems, idiosyncratic issues and headaches with that thing than the other two. NT runs slow, but it runs. XP has it's own issues, but it works. Vista seems to be in a constant state of update-ness and those little problems remind me of mosquitoes at a summer picnic. I really don't think I'll fiddle with it much and were I rich enough to purchase (or somehow acquire) XP I'd seriously consider a wipe of Vista and installing XP, but who needs that long winded headache.
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• Philippines
23 Sep 08
I have two machines 1 pc and a laptop. I have XP on my PC and Vista on my laptop just like you said XP has it's own issues, but it works and I encountered lots of problems using Vista, but I will be giving Vista a chance.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
I don't have Microsoft Vista installed yet but based from my friends' experiences, my impression is that it is not suited for mid-end computers which means it won't be catering more computers at this time. Microsoft Vista is a resource hog.
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
Yes your right Vista really eats a lot of resources. The memory requirement for Windows Vista system is high. The system will work smoothly when one has got RAM of about 2 GB installed. and your pc/laptop must have at least 128mb of video memory to be able to run Aero.
• Canada
24 Sep 08
I had to upgrade a couple of months ago, because my old computer crapped out. I love my new Vista system. It took some getting used to, but I love it. One thing I don't like is that there is no easy and simple way to capture images from videos. I have a handycam that puts videos onto tiny DVD's, and I like to capture still shots from my own DVD's. The only way I could do this is with the new program on the webcam that comes with my camera, and this is a much slower process than the DVD program that came with XP. Otherwise I am enjoying my Vista experience. My husband hates Vista, but then again he does different word that I do. All I need is the ability to get on the internet, to write and to print. I don't have to do a lot of the office things that he needs to deal with on a regular basis.
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
I'm also using vista and it works smooth for me aside from occasional crashes =D. maybe and I hope that next year we have a stable Vista. although Vista has many disadvantages, errors, bugs, issues etc. I still want to use it but I will not use it as my primary OS not until Vista is fully stable. I have another PC that has XP on it.