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• United Kingdom
22 Dec 08
I use windows xp home edition myself and I know nothing about vista. It's my intention to build a pc from scratch though and then I will put vista on that system. There have been lots of rumours that there have been many problems with vista but all the same, I would like to learn about vista. I have just received a book that I ordered on troubleshooting vista startup problems. Anyway, if I don't hurry I'm going to fall behind! Windows seven is coming out soon apparently! Welcome to My Lot by the way. Andrew
22 Dec 08
hello there friend... well, i personally like windows vista especially windows vista ultimate because it has all the nice features and have very good performance... but a lot of people don't like it because of many reasons... first of all, let's see what are the advantages and disadvantages of windows xp... the first advantage is, when people want to buy windows xp, they have very simple choice to make... either buy windows xp home edition or windows xp professional edition... for students and home users, they go for windows xp home edition and for for IT professionals and big companies, they choose windows xp professional... the choice are very simple... another advantage is that, windows xp neither home edition nor professional edition, don't require much hardware demand... for example, if you want to install windows xp, you only need at least 256MB of RAM, 32MB of graphics memory, CD drive and a latest pentium processor... and windows xp really works perfectly with this minimum configurations... microsoft really trimmed down windows xp from past OS's such as windows ME and windows 2000... so that's why a lot of people really like windows xp because of the new feel... the installer size also not that big too... once you finished installing windows xp to your computer, the hard disk will be like 2-3GB consumed only... and another advantage is all application will work under windows xp platform and there's very low issue of hardware incompatibility for windows xp... now let's take a look on advantages and disadvantages of windows vista... well, windows vista does have quite number of disadvantages than advantages but let's see it one by one... one of the biggest problem from windows vista is the hardware requirement... windows vista really need a lot of hardware support because of its high-end graphic application like AERO effects and lots more... in order to install and run windows vista, you will need at least 1GB of RAM, 128MB of graphics memory, DVD burner and dual-core processor... this is the least hardware requirement for windows vista... another disadvantage is the size of the installer... once you've installed windows vista, the space consumed in your hard disk is like 4-8GB... the most annoying thing is the user account control (UAC)... every time we open a application or software, the user account control dialog box pops up asking for confirmation whether we're the one who started this process... even with the administration account, this dialog box pops up also... this is good security feature but it's really annoying for most of the computer users... but what's nice about windows vista is, the new GUI, the glass windows, the AERO effects and much more great features... but to enjoy this, you must have a good hardware support... if not, you are not going to enjoy the full power of windows vista... so personally i think that using windows vista is great but you must have a good hardware support to run... so for those who don't have good hardware support, you can use windows xp for now... let's hope that microsoft fixes all the problems from windows vista for their next OS, windows 7...