Windows XP vs. Vista: The Benchmark Rundown

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  • I can't tell if you were using 32 bit or 64 bit Vista? I think it makes a big difference.
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  • They were using 32 bit version
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  • I herd that Vista has been so bad in a number of different ways that Microsoft have decided to give up all hope and have started building a new operating system witch will scrap Vista once on the market, is there any truth in this?
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  • @crazyjew: They are in fact making a new Windows (codenamed "Vienna") but this is just a scheduled release - they can't make money if don't make a new OS every few years!

    Well of course "Vista feel faster and smoother". It manages to use about 4 to 5 times as much RAM as XP. That's QUINTUPLE the memory! This is hardly an achievement, considering.
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  • i am running a AMD6 X2 5600+ with 3gig DDR2 800mhz ram and a Nvidia 8600GT. And i have rund Vista 32bit and 64bit service pack 1 and i can say vista sucks i have problems with some of my software(updated for vista) and games don't run or they run but very crappy. On Xp Service pack 2 every thing run 110% without any problems. So i say stick to Xp for now and Please dont run service pack 3 there is something wrong with it, i don't know what but me and some others have notice some problems with it(performance and networking).
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  • I think Vista are laggy software
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  • Vulcan64,
    i recomment u to return to teh old and good and really fast DOS. Remember it? no f..ing graphics, no mouse, no sound, no multitasking, no security, nothing fancy. but teh OS didn't consumed almost any hw resources. you would love it :)
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  • lmao people are you serious? You're going to wait for Windows to come out with a NEW OS?? why? Switch to MAC or Linux. At least they aren't just trying to scam everyone out of their money, they deliver results and even have better support options. Whatever brainwashed opinions you have that Windows is a good brand, it's not true.. please open your eyes and get over your Microsoft "Crush" and see them for who they are.
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  • Can you do benchmark tests, with service pack 1, with actually address the issue of slow file operations.

    Vista, actually uses all spare memory for caching, unlike xp which didn't and thus you had unused ram, I would rather have memory been used rather idle.
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  • Fetching applications is good, so you end up USING your ram (if I have 4Gb ram is because I WANT to use them) but the drawback is that booting and starting rarely used apps became *slow as hell*, and also waking up from standby because the os must read out from disk lots of useless memory. What if your usage pattern varies much? You won't benefit at all from superfetching. That is exacly what happened to me... I gave up vista after a month or so of usage: a day it took almost 20 minutes to boot and start vmware server and a virtual machine on a 2Gbram/duo core2 laptop: a collegue with a single core,1Gb older laptop and gentoo linux booted and started 2 istances of the same vm in less than 5 minutes!!!
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  • i want my games to use the ram. 4 gigs of ram... Load the entire game world read nothing off the harddrive... Operating system should use nothing... lol wait am i describing a console...
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  • Now would be a good time to try an alternative os. I tried Ubuntu due to my disliking of vista.. I had trouble with importing mail into windows mail, trouble finding other computers on the network via \\machinename\ but \\192.168.x.x\ would work, wtf? Problems with vnc programs, UAC (what a nightmare), and programs hanging and an inability to get up the task manager.. wtf?! Anyways, Tried Ubuntu, and I think its great. Started using it 8+ months ago and never looked back. I always thought linux would be hard, and a few years ago it was, but now its not too shabby.. Oh yeah, you can run it under windows if you'd like also.. or dual boot and keep both windows and ubuntu..
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  • Vulcan64i am running a AMD6 X2 5600+ with 3gig DDR2 800mhz ram and a Nvidia 8600GT. And i have rund Vista 32bit and 64bit service pack 1 and i can say vista sucks i have problems with some of my software(updated for vista) and games don't run or they run but very crappy. On Xp Service pack 2 every thing run 110% without any problems. So i say stick to Xp for now and Please dont run service pack 3 there is something wrong with it, i don't know what but me and some others have notice some problems with it(performance and networking).

    I have SP3 with no problems.
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  • I would love to see a follow-up to this at a later date to compare Vista to the upcoming Windows 7. I expect little difference, but it would be great info to know.
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  • i bought vista business N Edition and i found it faster sleek and used my old computers full speed a system specs: 2.93 ghz celeron D 2006 512mb of ddr3 ram ati radeon graphics 2009 x fire 512 MB and it works 65% better than it used too and my new laptop it is the same except new (not sys specs) i love it its the hard ware i guess and go to user accounts in control panel to disable (UAC) user account control!!!
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