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XP pro 64bit or Vista ulimate 64?

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February 26, 2008 2:22:44 PM

I just built a new system and it looks like I can get xpPro 64 for free or Vista Ultimate for $25.

Any suggestions?
February 27, 2008 11:11:01 AM

im gonna guess the one in you sig? i would still personally choose XP 64 Bit over Vista.... i think everybody agrees that vista isnt worth it, the only thing ive found that has really improved is the permissions, but that only stands in a ICT Technician agument over security.
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February 27, 2008 11:15:18 AM

Now I have access to Vista Ultimate 64 bit, and xp64 bit.

New question though.

If you were going to load two windows OS on two different HDs, what two would you use? :D 
February 27, 2008 11:44:02 AM

had to be windows???

win98 & winXP
or actually

WinXP64 & winXP32

if i had to choose two different OS...

WinXP64 & Ubuntu.
February 27, 2008 3:11:31 PM

I would definately go with the Vista 64.
XP 64bit was never fully debuged, and it is based of of a version of windows server.
And for the person who said "i think everybody agrees that vista isnt worth it"
i don't know what your talking about.
better automated troubleshooting, better GFX for gaming and SP1 for Vista is even out now.

but i do agree partially with Flakes, Vista64 & Ubuntu :) 
Cause that is what i run mostly
February 28, 2008 12:09:47 AM

turtlehunter0 said:
I would definately go with the Vista 64.
XP 64bit was never fully debuged, and it is based of of a version of windows server.
And for the person who said "i think everybody agrees that vista isnt worth it"
i don't know what your talking about.
better automated troubleshooting, better GFX for gaming and SP1 for Vista is even out now.

but i do agree partially with Flakes, Vista64 & Ubuntu :) 
Cause that is what i run mostly


well vista is slower than XP, takes up more memory than XP, slows down gaming (even if it is by a few fps) and generally isnt as good as winXP thats what i mean by "everybody agrees that vista isnt worth it" the only place vista has actually sold in large quantities is the prebuilt computer section where it comes as standard, because the average joe doesnt know how to remove it. who the hell here needs better automated troubleshooting? if you want an answer just look up the code on the microsoft database it couldnt be much easier. anyway if thats the only good point youve noticed it must break alot otherwise you wouldnt notice the better troubleshooting.
March 1, 2008 5:04:47 PM

I currently dual boot Vista Ultimate 64, and XP 32 on my good comp. Only issue I have is that all my OC programs and benchmarkers are on the XP side. For ordinary Computing Vista is much faster, and sleeker once you get accustomed to it.

I also have an Ubuntu / OS X machine, and i have no idea why, with OSX and Windows available someone would want to use Linux... unless there somekind of Socialist Fanatic. :D  or ur trying to do web server and things like that.
June 17, 2008 3:52:59 AM

//[vista] slows down gaming (even if it is by a few fps) and generally isnt as good as winXP thats what i mean by "everybody agrees that vista isnt worth it"//

first i really don't knowwhat your talking about reducing FPS... i got a 20frame boost in CoD2 going from XP MCE to Vista Home Premium, and second im still not understanding why you keep saying "everybody agrees that vista isnt worth it" cause im still not understanding who is your "everybody"

//easier. anyway if thats the only good point youve noticed it must break alot otherwise you wouldnt notice the better troubleshooting. //

it really helped in the first month after Vista came out as it definately would help ANY OS in the first month :)  after that i really didn't notice it too much at all
June 17, 2008 6:31:10 AM

Vista Ultimate 64-bit... especially if you plan on using 4GB+ of RAM.
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