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Vista or XP for design programs, solidworks, adobe CS3 suite

  • Windows Vista
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Last response: in Windows Vista
August 11, 2009 12:49:06 PM

Hi, first time forum user and i'm not very technically minded...just want to know which is better for running design or xp...or which is better in general...i cant seem to find a definitive answer anywhere online...any info would be great thanks very much


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August 11, 2009 1:04:54 PM

If it were me, I would wait a couple of months and get W7.
Its due out in Oct.
It is basically a upgraded Vista.

I have been running Vista since it came out with no problems at all.
I havent tried the RC of W7 but I hear that it is better and it is based on the same code.
I think the support for XP will begin to fade before long so you dont want to fall into that hole.
If you currently have either one I would run your progs with that for now but if you can wait then I would.
August 16, 2009 5:47:53 AM

Vista is best with 64-bit as those are often demanding. You can use XP 64-bit for some, but it was not a “consumer OS” hence lacks drivers. However only CS4 is 64-bit.

But if you don’t use 64-bit versions, you can still have like 4GB or more RAM for multi-tasking large files files.