Windows XP or Windows Vista?

Singapore
February 28, 2007 6:11pm CST
I'm gettig a laptop soon but i still in a dilemma of choosing between windows XP and Windows Vista. I want to hear some recommendations,especially compatibility issues regarding on both operating system. Thanks!!!
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• India
1 Mar 07
Some days ago i also had the same problem but i got the solution. I got to know that if you will install vista on your laptop the ram must be 512mb or more. The ram requirement is in pc only so i think vista can slow your speed but it has got better security features than xp and better graphics and designs than xp. So on a laptop i would suggest xp only.
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• Philippines
1 Mar 07
I agree.. In a laptop, i suggest a wimdows xp version.. And i guess even in pc.. We don't have to be focused ont his great graphics.. We are using these gadgets to make things fast and accurate.. So why use VISTA?
@see3ga (7)
• Canada
1 Mar 07
I just got a new laptop with windows vista, and I think if you have a little paitence and take the time to learn Vista you may like it... alot of the compatibilities are no more than just using plg and play, i learned that with my printer, I tried to download the disk that came with the printer it didn't download but.. i plugged in the printer and it worked fine! ultimately its your decision. see3ga
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• India
1 Mar 07
i think u should go for xp proffesional as on windows vista still no correct report is not available. am using xp proff from last 3 years and it is very good no problem till now and havent heard from anyone about any one so far... dont go for xp home it has some problems...
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• Malaysia
1 Mar 07
Hey.. Welcome to mylot.. Hm.. for me, i would like to suggest you to use windows vista coz it's new. interfaces better than XP. But make sure your laptop 64-bits. i think so. my friend said, install vista, it will take at least 15G hard disk. mean, you need to make sure that you laptop have lerger enough to suuport vista. compare to XP, it will take only almost 2G harddisk space. hm.. another think, i'm not sure. meybe someone else can share.. www.friendster.com/venusvempire
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@oarnamav (2708)
• India
1 Mar 07
I think & in my opinion you should go for the windows XP in the begining and can switch to the vista after the good feed back if recieved from so many globaly. Because we are yet not so clear & confident with this new vista as such. And if anything goes wrong suddenly, we would be the victims of it. So, my advise in this regard would be you should just wait for few months or so. Wish you a happy experience with your laptop.
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• Malaysia
1 Mar 07
i have tried Windows Vista and compared with Windows XP. Obviously it is better than Windows XP. But... There are still lots of bugs and error. Also, so many third party softwares not compatible with Windows Vista. I think you shoul wait about 6-8month until Microsoft release another version on windows vista such as Service Pack 2 of Windows XP. Until then. i think u should wait and inceare ur savings =p
@b_rajus (216)
• Malaysia
1 Mar 07
Dont worry about what should take. Windows Vista is very much with heavy graphics than XP. So, obviously it needs a more RAM. But XP is also a good version with lot of pleasant works. Now If you want to go to Vista please add one more extra graphics card. Dont think that graphics driver is there. Graphics driver is different from Graphics card. Now a days we are getting the Graphics card (internal and external). When we are using more graphical interface than we should use this Graphics Card. This will have extra RAM which is particularly uses for the Graphics in your system. But it will really makes your normal RAM very much free so that the your LAPTOP will works faster. This graphics card can be get from 64 MB to 2 GB RAM. If you wants an VISTA in it you can take 128MB Graphics Card with 256 MB RAM in your LAPTOP. This configuration will works more faster than the 512 MB Ram in your LAPTOP. I prefer like this. If any doubts let me know I will clear it.
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@kornbitz (42)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
windows vista??is this the latest windows today?? never yet heard dude...anywayz for i'll still stick to XP since it is well tested and much easier to use since its been used by many nowadays...
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@0888ip (269)
• Romania
14 Apr 07
Woow WIndows Vista.. what a hot subject i can say. I have talked a lot in my area with many of my friends and all of them had only positive thoughts about it. I can say that i was blow off by this new windows system. Some things certainly lack to it but this new look which Microsoft has incorporated in it certainly do the money you would give for it. I have waited this new system for 2 weeks and here i am using it. It was pretty hard for me to buy it because in my area it can't be found. So i had to ask a friend from another part of my country to order me. I am so happy using it and all i have are only words of gratitdue. I post here a short description about VISTA. Windows Vista contains hundreds of new features; some of the most significant include an updated graphical user interface (GUI) and visual style dubbed Windows Aero, improved searching features, new multimedia creation tools such as Windows DVD Maker, and completely redesigned networking, audio, print, and display sub-systems. Vista also aims to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network using peer-to-peer technology, making it easier to share files and digital media between computers and devices. For developers, Vista includes version 3.0 of the .NET Framework out of the box. The .Net Framework makes it significantly easier for developers to write high-quality applications than with the traditional Windows API.
@dj_faheem (738)
• Pakistan
16 Mar 07
windows vista is the latest windows today but i just use windows xp because i like its environment and i love xp...........
• India
15 Mar 07
Windows vista comes with lot of graphics and thus requires atleast 512MB RAM , thus increasing your overall cost of laptop by increasing hardware requirements, further vista has just been launched and is therefore more prone to have unidentified bugs which will be found out only after some time. therefore if you want your laptop for official work and for running some common application you does not require vista, in addition to that although vista is claimed to be more safe and secure , but still windows xp-sp2 is more secure since it is tested. therefore I will suggest you to go for windows xp sp2
• India
15 Mar 07
yes windows vista will be useful nowadays.as the time flows the thing we get new wil be new....vista is belonged to that as it is new, it has its own upgraded facility here main thing is depend on the user, if you not an IT PERSON then use xp tself..it wont do a big change but if u r in mainstream such as sofware engineer. in vista the upgraded to high end test system and aeroglass interface.... wat ever be the thing.. i will recommend you to buy vista... jai hind...welcome to india!!
@jamin_i (71)
• India
15 Mar 07
download the 'windows vista upgrade adviser'.It will tell whether your system has the configuration to handle vista.But my best adviser are my forums.I dont believe in microsoft.
• India
2 Mar 07
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@subathra (3519)
• India
2 Mar 07
i have been using xp for more than 2 years and i find it good.but i heard from my freinds say that vista is much better than xp.
@ashumit02 (819)
• United States
2 Mar 07
The selection of operating system depends on the computers configuration .Vista need 1gb of ram and some other speciality .While i think window xp is easy to install at all computer .But as you are going to purchase new laptop then i definitely suggest vista .
@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
i would suggest use XP for quite sometime before you install Vista.. first get opinion on vista users.
@yonu15 (807)
• Romania
2 Mar 07
I use windows XP...If you want to have Windows Vista you must have a very performant PC!(or laptop)
• United States
2 Mar 07
vista requires a very expensive and blinged out computer to run the bloat. it's got a ten gig footprint right off the bat. i'd wait anyway for about three years for them to iron out all of windows' problems. however, you might want to consider a double operating system linux/windows xp for security reasons. there's conflicts in all operating systems, so having two on board should help eleminate most. get more info here... http://www.ubuntuforums.org/
@sahyd2don (2946)
• India
1 Mar 07
I will sugest you to get windows Xp installed on it because widows vista is still new and there are lots of bugs in it.There are many softwares for windows XP like antiviruses and but if you are installing windows vista you will have to wait for the softwares since only few of them are supporting windows vista at present like norton.Also i have heard that Internet Explorer 7 also have lots of bugs in it and windows vista supports IE7 .