New OS Windows Vista
• Hong Kong
4 Feb 07
I will not buy Windows Vista in the near future, neither the real and the fake version. Remember the day that Windows XP was just launched? It is so unstable, and there were so many bugs. I will just wait for it to become stable, and then I will try to use this.
• United States
27 Feb 07
i won a copy of vista in a raffle at work but i am also waiting for sp1 at least i have dual booted my computer so i have both but i am still using xp as my main os and i get on vista just to see the new features its very nice looking and has great features but im still getting use to the new layout almost everything has changed in apperance
• United States
3 Feb 07
I have a transform package and it looks awesome. I have the same Windows XP running under it so I am completely comfortable and familiar with it and with a little tweeking I have my computer like nobody else's, it is very functional and works just as it always has.
31 Jan 07
No, i will not, i heard a lot of bad things of it, that it consumes a lot of cpu resources and things like that, and also that some of their top new features looks a lot lite mac os, maybe you could take a look at this site http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/living/16555680.htm where is a little comparison about new vista features
15 Feb 07
Windows Vista clearly is not a great new performer when it comes to executing single applications at maximum speed. Although we only looked at the 32-bit version of Windows Vista Enterprise, we do not expect the 64-bit edition to be faster (at least not with 32-bit applications). Overall, applications performed as expected, or executed slightly slower than under Windows XP. The synthetic benchmarks such as Everest, PCMark05 or Sandra 2007 show that differences are non-existent on a component level. We also found some programs that refused to work, and others that seem to cause problems at first but eventually ran properly. In any case, we recommend watching for Vista-related software upgrades from your software vendors. There are some programs that showed deeply disappointing performance. Unreal Tournament 2004 and the professional graphics benchmarking suite SPECviewperf 9.03 suffered heavily from the lack of support for the OpenGL graphics library under Windows Vista. This is something we expected, and we clearly advise against replacing Windows XP with Windows Vista if you need to run professional graphics applications. Both ATI and Nvidia will offer OpenGL support in upcoming driver releases, but it remains to be seen if and how other graphics vendors or Microsoft may offer it. We are disappointed that CPU-intensive applications such as video transcoding with XviD (DVD to XviD MPEG4) or the MainConcept H.264 Encoder performed 18% to nearly 24% slower in our standard benchmark scenarios. Both benchmarks finished much quicker under Windows XP. There aren't newer versions available, and we don't see immediate solutions to this issue. There is good news as well: we did not find evidence that Windows Vista's new and fancy AeroGlass interface consumes more energy than Windows XP's 2D desktop. Although our measurements indicate a 1 W increase in power draw at the plug, this is too little of a difference to draw any conclusions. Obviously, the requirements for displaying all elements in 3D, rotating and moving them aren't enough to heat up graphics processors. This might also be a result of Windows Vista's more advanced implementation of ACPI 2.0 (and parts of 3.0), which allows the control of power of system components separately. Our hopes that Vista might be able to speed up applications are gone. First tests with 64-bit editions result in numbers similar to our 32-bit results, and we believe it's safe to say that users looking for more raw performance will be disappointed with Vista. Vista is the better Windows, because it behaves better, because it looks better and because it feels better. But it cannot perform better than Windows XP. Is this a K.O. for Windows Vista in the enthusiast space? If you really need your PC to finish huge encoding, transcoding or rendering workloads within a defined time frame, yes, it is. Don't do it; stay with XP. But as long as you don't need to finish workloads in record time, we believe it makes sense to consider these three bullet points: * Vista runs considerably more services and thus has to spend somewhat more resources on itself. Indexing, connectivity and usability don't come for free. * There is a lot of CPU performance available today! We've got really fast dual core processors, and even faster quad cores will hit the market by the middle of the year. Even though you will lose application performance by upgrading to Vista, today's hardware is much faster than yesterday's, and tomorrow's processors will clearly leap even further ahead. * No new Windows release has been able to offer more application performance than its predecessor. Although application performance has had this drawback, the new Windows Vista performance features SuperFetch and ReadyDrive help to make Vista feel faster and smoother than Windows XP.
4 Feb 07
I think i would buy the original ones. It isn't much expensive because here in my country the price is about $200 for Vista Home Edition Premium. I don't think i would by the fake copy because i can't get vista updates because my vista is not original.
• United States
3 Feb 07
Not for 6 months at least until they get the bugs out. I am not sure it is going to be possible to buy a fake copy of Vista because of the security features it now has in it. At $399 Retail US, Vista is a very expensive upgrade to XP (which is going to be supported by Microsoft until 2014).
3 Feb 07
I aldready bought a the Vista OS and expecting delivery in the middle of this month.....OS is a system software if bought with the licence will give great benifits and support...the other softwares i go for pirated copies