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Which Windows OS if you were building a computer today?

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Last response: in Windows Vista
February 27, 2007 3:32:54 PM

I haven't heard great things about Vista. In fact, most of what I have heard has been negative, Bugs, slower game speeds, etc. Eventually that will all be worked out but today, which OS would you use? I have used XP Pro for a few years now and like it. Should I consider the 64 bit version of that for a new computer? Does 64 bit even mean anything right now?

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March 1, 2007 5:46:47 PM

I wouldn't install a 64 bit windows OS right now, there isn't an advantage with current software.

As far as Vista versus XP, I'd go with Vista unless I knew there would be compatibility problems with software I use frequently.
March 1, 2007 6:08:08 PM

I'm going XP but buying it from Newegg so I can get the free Vista upgrade. Then I will wait awhile until MS irons out some of the vista issues.
March 4, 2007 11:58:11 PM

I would suggest win xp prof, and maybe a upgrade couple to use after they fix all the bugs. Ive read about all sorts of problems from insufficient driver support to blue screen of death to some dark ritual involving window vista disks and fire....I highly suggest waiting for at least 6 months or so, vista is new and it just needs time to go through the whole patch/debug mode. I eventually want to switch to vista, AFTER its been on the market a bit and everything smoothed out, then I would say it would be a great choice. But, the question was, what os I would use if I was building today, it would be Windows xp prof.
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