windows XP vs VISTA

May 8, 2009 6:37pm CST
Ive used every Windows since the first one i'll list them so we can see the progression: Windows 3.1 Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows ME Windows 2000 - (maybe this one doesn't count because it was specifically for business) Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 (Even though it is actually the 8th!) Every time a new Windows has been released I have been eager to try it and have always found it a lot better than the previous version. The prominent forerunner to XP was Windows 98, ME never did as well as 98 because it wasn't as stable. XP was a huge leap forward and has served hundreds of millions of people for many years as a good operating system, after owning it for a while however, you start to get annoyed at all the things that it CAN't do - like fix errors, it will suggest diagnosing a problem but can never seem to diagnose the problem enough to resolve it. We were blessed with the release of VISTA, it actually fixes errors, connects to wireless networks with ease and the speech recognition software is credible too - you can actually navigate around VISTA with you voice! I haven't even tried Windows 7 yet, maybe someone can tell us what it is like? The main point i'm making here is some people are saying they still prefer XP having tried both XP and VISTA and i think this is ridiculous - what do you think?
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16 responses
• India
9 May 09
Ridiculous !! exactly ... u said it pal.. i am working with an MNC, here most of my friends use XP and they also think that XP is better than VISTA. i have showed them the power of VISTA and the features that XP lack. After all the demos some of them have switched to VISTA, the rest are still sticking to XP and think VISTA is full of bugs..i believe Microsoft has to market their products a little bit more. I am a Apple Mac fanboy . i love both Mac and Windows. So if u ask me why people say they still prefer XP over Vista, i would say its because of their ignorance.i am not blaming them. In this fast world ,people dont find time to experiment with different OSes. We techies dont find time to do anything other than experimenting with Mr.PC he he what say?
9 May 09
Very true, i'm on my PC all the time - as soon as I get the time I am gonna try Windows 7 and linux, I believe that a PC can help you become infinitely more organized, with speech recognition starting to excel, you can see the power that will soon be available sat in front of our PC screens. Cheers for the response!
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
8 May 09
i have switched to windows 7 beta version...im very eager to buy the full version...infact im waiting for its official release in the markets..many people said that windows 7 have been released last thursday...but its not out for business in computer streets in my state...i used xp for a quite long time and i did not switch to vista, my friends said that vista encountered more problems and it do not support more games, since im a game freak..so now i have switched to windows 7 after using xp...its very cool and its extraordinary graphics style and its look is really good..i like the performance of windows 7.. im waiting for the official release.. happy to respond..happy mylotting..
9 May 09
It sounds better than VISTA already, I might have a go of that Beta version myself soon, especially if it is more adequate for gaming! Like I said previously, the new ones always better LOL!!! Thanks for responding.
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
9 May 09
windows 7 full version is likely to have all the facilities like the MAC leopard... windows have tried their best to make their product well organised and user friendly like Apple products.. MAC is Very good...now windows 7 is almost equally likely like mac.. happy to respond..happy mylotting..
9 May 09
thanks for that info, I will certainly be trying it out as soon as possible!!! It sounds really good, I never thought I would hear of such a Microsoft OS. Cheers.
@modstar (9615)
• Philippines
9 May 09
I haven't tried Windows Vista yet but i think it's pretty neat but i head that Windows 7 is better compared to Windows Vista because a friend told me that it's like using Windows XP with the power of Windows Vista. I guess if i have the chance, then i would skip Vista for Windows 7. Right now i'm just using Windows XP because my system isn't powerful enough to support Vista. I really need a major upgrade and it would be like starting from scratch because i have to change my motherboard too!
9 May 09
Well, I think we are all on the same page when we say Windows 7 is no doubt the overall winner of this discussion even though it was XP v VISTA LOL. Happy Mylotting!
@modstar (9615)
• Philippines
10 May 09
Haha! Well Vista and 7 won't exists without XP. XP kickstarted the influx of new breed of OS.
@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
8 May 09
I've heard a lot of people say XP is better than Vista...to the point I didn't want to switch!!! My desktop has XP, my laptop has Vista. I don't see much difference between the two. I haven't found the voice recognition proggy yet. The only complaint I have is I don't care for the Word that works on Vista. I'm sure once I get used to it, it will be fine. For now it confuses the hell outta me!!!
9 May 09
I get confused with that too, it just takes time I guess! For that voice recognition, buy a headset - mines got two earpieces like normal headphones and a mic sticking out, once you've plugged it in, you can set up voice recognition in control panel. Over time it gets used to your voice more and more. It works well for typing letters via voice!!
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@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
9 May 09
I have the headset. Didn't even know til now to look for it. It will be set up soon!!! THANK YOU!!!
@scapula (760)
• Jordan
9 May 09
In the past I thought that windows Xp will be on the top list of my favorite windows until I bought new laptop with windows vista on it, I totally changed my mind after using it, it is very beautiful, colorful, and pretty fast without usual errors I daily encounter on Windows Xp, Now I advice every one to upgrade to windows vista because it really worth to try it, at First you may encounter some difficulty for certain things, but you will find it easy after a while.
• Philippines
10 May 09
its a matter of preference..i prefer XP, im a game analyst and most of the games doesnt work on Vista..there are new releases that supports vista but like what i've said..Vista will just be ignored when Windows 7 comes out...
• India
9 May 09
I am working as a network engineer in a software firm and our firm is still using windows Xp.Most of the companies are still using Xp and dont want to migrate to Vista.In my point of view vista is a total failure from Microsoft side and because of this reason,they launched new operating system windows 7,which is upgraded version of XP.The most popular desktop client operating system launched by Microsoft are windows 98 and XP professional.Windows Millennium edition and Windows Vista is a failure from Microsoft.I once installed Windows Vista and then uninstalled it because of slow system performance.Hardware requirement for running Vista is more and there is lot hardware and software compatibility problems with Vista.
9 May 09
Once i've upgraded my operating system, I tend to just stick with it just because it looks better, I know this isn't possible in the workplace because you can't get any work done on a slow PC! It does stutter here and there but I have a habit of deleting absolutely anything and whisking down the size of the basic installation. For years I have deleted any file I think I didn't need sometimes resulting in the OS needing a re-install! LOL Cheers for responding!!
• United States
9 May 09
Windows 7 will be the best OS of all time. On the beta release of Windows 7 Microsoft servers overflowed. I have tried Windows 7 and its way faster than Windows XP and Vista. Windows 7 Beta is almost stable. I am sure when its officially released it will be completely stable. I personally think that Windows 7 beats Windows XP and Vista in speed, but I think Windows Vista beats Windows 7 in security.
9 May 09
I cant wait to try this Windows 7!!! :D
• United States
9 May 09
I think the main problem with Vista is the compatibility problems with some older Windows software. This was not an issue with XP.
9 May 09
Any problems I have had with old software not installing, after a few seconds a popup appears sayin - try again with different settings and it just installs it anyway, ive been using XP drivers on VISTA, i think its well good!
@arvaster (521)
• United States
9 May 09
Finally, a sane person! Vista is so much better. I don't know what happened but Vista just collected the worst rumors you could ever hear about operating systems. I was really scared of using it at first because I had heard nothing good but that aero "looked good". I am now dual booting ubuntu linux and windows vista. Vista is great. It's faster with some tweaks than XP ever was and everything works great. Easier to acquire drivers and plug and play is better. Less errors and since I first installed Vista: NO BLUE SCREENS!!!! I still think that XP is a better gaming OS. But that's it. It's also smaller which is nice if you have a small harddrive. My old laptop only had 15gb of space and Vista took almost 5gb so not really what I was looking for :) But in this battle of Vista and XP I pick Vista. And hey! There's a new SP on the horizon :D
9 May 09
I am happy that you are happy with VISTA, I love it and I cant understand how people don't enjoy it as much as I do! Whats that Linux like?, because I haven't tried it yet, I have tried downloading a version of it with no luck.
@rosekiss (30151)
• Eugene, Oregon
11 May 09
My desktop has XP on it and my laptop has vista. I had a hard time with XP at first, I thought it was really buggy. Once I got used to it, then vista came out. It is all so confusing if you ask me. I just don't like it when microsoft keeps changing all the time. I like vista now, and I will probably keep it and not change, at least not right away when windows 7 comes out. Take care, and happy mylotting.
@vekstr (179)
• Sweden
10 May 09
I run XP still, Vista has an ugly and annoying design that magnifies how slow vista is and even slows it down a little bit extra. But I think I'll maybe install Vista 64-bit quite soon despite the downsides because then I can install more RAM on my computer, but maybe I'll wait for Windows 7 and see if it's any better.
@net_ankit (643)
• India
10 May 09
I am also using XP. I used Windows 98, Windows 2000, windows xp & vista but I love 98 when it was time before Xp, and After Xp released I was not happy with this xp OS but slowly I installed XP & got familier with it and now I don't like anyother OS then XP. It is like that Peoples are familier & have habit of using XP So It takes time to become user of Windows7.
• Philippines
10 May 09
ridiculous?lol Vista is not a major release OS and XP is..the adaptation of people to Vista made users an bad impression on the compatibility issue..there are lot of XP softwares that wont work on Vista..now as the Windows 7 is about to come out (just few icing on it..lol) will vista survive?i guess not..XP users will jump right up to Windows 7 coz it proves that most of the XP softwares that dont work on Vista is supported by Win7...
• Lithuania
9 May 09
i like XP more then VISTA.. my laptop is working faster with XP...
• Philippines
9 May 09
The only problem that i experience before with vista is its very high PC Spec Requirements but after using it on my laptop i can say that vista is much better with more improvements that is if your Desktop/Laptop can handle the requirements it needed to run. I also tried Windows 7 and cant wait for it's full version its a much bigger improvement for windows.
• United States
9 May 09
I agree too. Vista is so much smoother and more intuitive to me, that I have no idea why others have such a problem with it. I have Vista at home, but my work computer still runs on XP--and I feel like I'm stepping back in time when I'm at work in that respect.