The world is not ready for Vista
April 8, 2007 4:59am CST
If you're planning to get a new computer, my advise is "avoid having Windows Vista installed" Why? simply because the world is not yet ready for it. Most programs that perfectly work with Windows XP is not yet compatible with Vista. Sure Vista looks great and all but it also requires more system resources. I'm not saying Vista is bad coz Microsoft won't be releasing it otherwise... I can still remember way back when XP was released, there were a lot of issues but eventually XP became better... Any reactions?
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9 Apr 07
it is not uncommon thing to have the issues like software uncompatibility,resource consumingness or cost.remember when xp was released it needed 3 times the space for installing than the conventional 98. we heard coplaints like older machines were needed compulsory upgrades in memories for running xp.but it all soothed out and xp emerged to be a popular and easy platform to work on. and believe so will vista. what it really need is time, so that diffrent vendors ship their device drivers for vista, new faster softwares are to be launched. yes vista takes more resource than xp , it eats 500,560 mb of ram in idle mode.but it doesn't mean it always requires that much ram u can turn off option like aero,themes,unneccessary services to reduce load. but if you want to make full use of vista you have to empty your pockets for bigger,faster machines,i agree.hope !
10 Apr 07
I just switched to Vista! So far, got no issues, no concerns, no problems! I have a high-end computer and my PC hardwares are all compatible. Before I switched, I made sure I got all the requirements ... At first, it seems awkward navigating thru vista but in time, I adapt easily. Now, I'm enjoying Vista! It has a lot to offer...
• Manchester, England
9 Apr 07
I have been a fan of Microsoft Windows for a long time, but I certainly agree that Windows Vista is worth avoiding. Each time that a new version of Windows is released it takes a while for the software and hardware vendors to catch up properly with new programs and drivers, but the present compatability issues with Vista are horrific. If i install Vista onto my current machine I lose my scanner and CD writer, along with several programs that I normally use, so I shall stick with Windows XP for the present.
• United States
9 Apr 07
Personally I'm not one of those "avoid vista at all costs" people. Yes, Vista does have some issues, but that's no reason to try to stop everyone from buying it. I've used Vista, I've played games on Vista, and I really didn't many problems. I wouldn't say that most XP progams aren't compatible. There are some that don't work properly, but, there are programs from earlier versions of windows that don't work with XP. So, I think, old progams not working is something that should be expected on new operating systems. The same thing can be said about memory. Yes, Vista does use more memory than XP, but, every time a new version of windows is released, it uses more memory than the last one. I'm really starting to wonder how many of the people who talk bad about Vista have ever actually used it. Before this gets to long, I'm going to end with this: Remember when XP was new? Everyone hated it, now people can't figure out how they lived without it. Vista will be that way soon.
8 Apr 07
i agree with this absolutely. I am in the process of having this computer adapted because of an open university course i am doing. I have been told that the upgraded software i need to use will only work on xp because it is not able to run on vista. This seems to be quite common. In a few years time im sure vista will be just as much of a world-beating success that xp has been, just not yet blessed be