which is better windows xp or windows vista?

@pinks17 (2192)
Philippines
July 6, 2008 2:01am CST
I like windows xp that windows vista...I don't know why?Maybe it's because I am so familiar with the settings and features of windows xp than the complex and difficult windows vista.Another thing..windows vista is slow bec. of its secured features.tsk.sigh
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@slavezero (835)
• Philippines
30 Aug 08
Windows Vista has many cool features that XP does not have. One of the leading new features is the startup repair feature. When windows Vista starts booting if it detects an error it automatically goes into the startup repair mode. In this mode it will be able to recover from a corrupt registry, missing windows vista files, driver issues and can even do a hard drive repair and memory test. As a computer technician I can say that windows Vista can do 80% of what I can do on startup repair. This alone makes Vista attractive. A few other great features are the search functions with in Vista right from the windows start menu. Another few others would be the Aero interface that lets shows a snap shot of the running programs as you tab between them. Another would be when browsing for programs it’s no longer all across the screen but in on a central location. The four different versions of Vista are also an advantage because business can get a more advanced version for data backup and encryption while normal home users can get the basic and premium versions that will meet their needs. Before you run out and purchase Vista here are some of the pros to XP. Windows XP has been around for many years. Every new program still works with XP and most likely will for some time. You do not have to worry about any of your existing software not working because you are keeping the same operating system. Because Windows XP has been around the block most of the kinks have been worked out. The operating system as a whole is very stable. People are creatures of habit so not having to learn your way around a new operating system is also a plus. Many companies have proprietary software. Because of this some of those programs will not be compatible with windows Vista. Before getting Vista be sure and ask the software manufacturer you use if you need any updates or if their software supports Windows Vista.
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@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
23 Mar 09
you've done some research huh?!
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• United States
14 Jul 08
Personally, I prefer Vista. I purchased a laptop almost a year ago and it had Vista already installed on it. I have XP on my desktop and liked it okay, but it has shut down on me a couple of times. Windows Vista hasn't given me any trouble at all and I learned new things about it all the time. It's easier to find things and easier to work. It does take a while to load, but that's really not a big thing to me, because once it's up and running then it's great! I've heard that Microsoft is coming out with a new windows operating system soon because they were unhappy with the turn out of Vista. All of this is hear-say though because I haven't found any concrete information on it yet.
@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
hi fafinette79. what i've heard is that they'll not be selling windows xp and will promote more on vista.... if i have an update...ill let you know. ;p
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• United States
14 Jul 08
Windows Vista is more sofisticated but windows xp is much faster than windows vista and to install windows vista in your compupter you need a good RAM and a Video card that support it
@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
That's what I've heard also from friends.So that means you have to spend more aside from spending money for windows vista. ;p
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• India
7 Jul 08
you said the right thing that you like win xp more than vista just becoz you are familiar with xp... but vista is both functionally and with its GUI is better and have to be as its the latest version ... windows xp is easy to handle because we are familiar ... but when you use vista and gets familiar with it you will love it and when you see win xp you will definitly say " Generation next...no way switching back to you"( ofcourse u need to be update with the requirements)...he he
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@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
yeah..that's what im promoting right now...that maybe we'll just have to get use to it. and we just gotta love it... ;p
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@dynaweb (168)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I see no advantage of Vista over XP, so why spend teh extra $$? http://www.wormportal.com/s.php?keywords=windows+vista
@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
thank you for the link dynaweb. ;p
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@ashly1979 (1376)
• United States
6 Jul 08
I'm not sure. I've had this computer for a few months only since my b/f bought him a laptop. I've never tried the vista thing. is it better? My b/f seems to like vista.
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@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
well ashly..it's better if we will just learn to love it and if we will explore the page and play with the vista feature..I guess we also have the same feelings before they had windows xp.but there's always room for learning.we'll just have to explore the vista features.
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• India
6 Jul 08
well i've been using xp for years and so far its working really good.i haven't used vista but heard that it has so many complaints.i think xp is best.
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@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
If you'll search the net..you'll the vista interface and see the beautiful features but what i hate about it is the security of vista..and for every page to load..you have to wait for a few minutes then you'll see your page.it's faster to have xp. ;p
• Canada
31 Mar 09
I've been using Windows Vista for almost a year now, since I bought my new computer. At first I was not that crazy about it, but now I really like it. My husband is still using XP, and never ever ever ever wants to change to Vista. He's in the market for a new computer, but still has his old hard drive that he's going to use as a boot drive, so he can still use his XP.
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@laxmi123 (949)
• India
5 Aug 08
i got vista edition in my personal pc. it's working very fine. i research and compare vista and xp. after my research vista is good and better working,secure. HOW? i installed vista high configuration system. (i observe these steps) 1.it's tasks opens very fast. 2.it's interfase very nice. 3.most and good sucure. ii.I installed xp in same system. (i observe these steps) 1.it's tasks opens (old systems as will as) 3.sincerity is doubt
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• United States
6 Jul 08
Windows Vista requires a hyper fast computer to really perform well. Windows XP performs well with the average PC that is found on the ground in America. I will say, as I have one of the 'average Joe Sixpack' computers, Windows XP is best. * I do have a Windows XP Home/Linux Dapper Drake double operating system for security's sake. Windows is notorious for being friendly for crap-ware and Viruses.
@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
well some says that windows vista is great than windows xp.but i find it difficult plus the security features of vista is a bit hassle for me.probably id still stick to xp not unless i have no choice but to upgrade my os. LOL
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• United States
14 Jul 08
Maybe by the time we're all forced to upgrade the operating system, the bugs will be worked out of Vista. Vista is now in the public, and there are a lot of freeware programs being developed for it. I noticed that XP really improved once freeware programmers got their hands on the OS and started designing programs to augment it. * If Vista doesn't improve, Linux is becoming usable fast so will take a big bite out of Vista's user base.
• United States
23 Mar 09
Windows Vista is the upgradable of Windows Xp and i believed that all feature in Xp was in Vista plus the additional coolest feature and several time saver. i didnt say that i am after the cool factor, i depend in what the OS can do for your satisfaction. I believed that some application/program always discover a higher spectation and needed the updated OS,...
@douchrti (176)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I would love to have XP back. Im stuck with Vista on my new lappie. Too many BSOD's from Vista not liking 3rd party products.
• United States
8 Jul 08
I loaded XP on my laptop that was running Windows 98, and it worked, but with Vista taking 1 GB of ram just to run, and a ton of hard drive space, I didn't load vista, and now reading these reviews, I'm glad I didn't.
@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
well douchrti if you don't have a choice and you are stuck with vista..well i guess you gotta love it and find ways not to regret from installing it. **wink**
@thinkbest (210)
• Indonesia
7 Jul 08
Which is better? Of course the newest is the better. Windows Vista has its outstanding feature, the aero graphics. Besides, it is more reliable.
@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
Well lucky you bec. you've already explored the vista features. ;p
@filofari (74)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
I prefer windows xp too, I find windows vista rather cumbersome to use and it has way to much flashy stuff that's not needed. It sucks so much speed out of my computer (if you know what I mean. Sadly microsoft will not be supporting windows xp soon. Well anyway, it's time for me to move on to getting a MacBook! :)
@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
But if you'll look at vista features and icons they are all beautiful...honestly speaking if a customer of mine asked for assistance regarding their internet connections and they have vista os..I will turn my audio in mute and sigh...bec. I am sure I'll be dealing with a complicated OS.Probably bec. we have limited training only in vista.but if we could only have a training for vista..I'll be of more help here. ;p
@xCbkoy (4)
• United States
6 Jul 08
I perfer Xp since most of the program thats already on my pc are not even compatable with vista. Also my older brother who just recently bought a new pc which came with Vista already installed into it, downgraded it back to Xp. He also said it suck,lol but thats my opinion others probably think differnt.
@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
yep.a lot of people are loving vista.but xp is still user friendly os than vista..or maybe bec. we are not used to it yet.all i know is that it's slow in loading the page....maybe i am not just used to it.LOL.
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@saverio (402)
• India
6 Jul 08
XP is far better than vista anyday.Microsoft has stopped selling XP since this month,but they have assured that they will release patches etc till 2014.So XP lives on.Better to change to vista in a year or two.Until then XP rules.
@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
I'll have my os upgraded soon...if I already have extra money.LOL. ;p
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