Is Microsoft Vista a success or failure?

May 26, 2007 6:44am CST
I am still using windows Xp and dont want to migrate to Vista.For installing Vista a minimum of 512 MB of ram is needed.For better performance 1GB is a must.So i opt to continue with XP.For using Vista i cant change my PC. Any one expereinced the same problem.Share it ,with me.
7 responses
• United States
12 Aug 07
From my experience it is a failure. I would say it is a joke but I do NOT find it funny. However as none of the stores can sell you windows XP any more you are stuck with this piece of crap.
• India
27 May 07
sreenivas i think this is too earl to say wether it is a hit or flop. according to me i would like to tell u that wait a bit so that all the sofware make them selves compactable with vista. when windows xp first came to the market it made me cry for some months as some softwares were not working well in xp as it should have. some didnt get installed even. so i will advice u to wait for some time. hey i didnt know that 512 ram min wow.
• Italy
27 May 07
Acutally i think vista is a failure.... I read in some forum that there are problems with drivers, software and more..... I read much reports about vulnerabilty...Is is true????
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
26 May 07
It's a huge failure. MS expected to sell millions of copies but no one wants to buy them. It's too expensive you all you get is another interface for XP. No reason to change.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
26 May 07
I'm not sure how it works either. I have heard some people complain about it with problems. I am still using windows XP also and I am very pleased with it. I am using dialup also as we cannot get DSL in my area. My internet service provider says vista is not usuable with them anyway.
@swtnss (264)
• United States
26 May 07
They still have alot to do with vista, because it is not compatible with alot of software programs. Vista is also more for business. the only bad thing about it is that you have to have enough memory to run it because it takes up more than the xp.
@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
26 May 07
I am using Vista with 512MB now again and have also done so in the past and on most things it's hardly noticeable it needs more, just when you start dragging windows or minimizing and maximizing a lot. But you can turn the effect of keeping window content there when doing so off and then it runs a lot faster already. And well yeh, it uses about 220~260MB in idle mode for me, but when I compare that to XP which used about 190~240MB it's not far off.