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Old 03-10-2009, 09:24 AM   #31 (permalink)
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If you find Vista slower, Windows Server 08 is a nice balance as well
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I wouldn't use xp on any system at this point. Vista is very fast and responsive on my desktop and is far more atable than xp ever was.

I am even considering putting Vista on my netbook and removing xp.
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Vista 64 and i agree, I use xp pro on my work box and after all my complaining i miss Vista when I am on it lol
isn't MS ending xp support this year?
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With Se7en coming soon, I would reuse whatever version of Windows I could recycle until it is released.

Vista works great with new hardware. On an older system I would recommend XP, but not a new one.
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If you find Vista slower, Windows Server 08 is a nice balance as well
I've read a little about tweaking server 08 to function as vista but it seems like a real hassle. Also, what's the compatibility like? Since it's a server OS so it's not meant to be used for games and multimedia.
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Its quite good actually, there's a whole site for it..

Convert your Windows Server 2008 to a Workstation!



And there is the "Easy Converter" but for OCD reasons I go the long way
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Vista works great with new hardware. On an older system I would recommend XP, but not a new one.
However Xp works more "great"-er on new hardware. I was getting a lot of laggy game performance until I rolled back to Vista on my gaming laptop that orginally shipped with vista.
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Hey I'm looking for some help picking my OS. I'm getting a new gaming rig, but I can't seem to decide between Vista Home or XP SP3 Home. I'm going to be playing a lot of games on the new rig and I was leaning towards Vista because it supports more than 4GB RAM plus it has DX10. A big question I have is, can I transfer files via a flash drive from a computer with XP on it, to my computer with Vista on it? The other question I have is simple: which OS would you guys recommend? Thanks a lot!!
There is also XP x64 edition (+ SP2), also 64-bit, and supports up to 128GB RAM
Not the same as XP 64-bit edition (which is built for the Itanium's, and won't work on AMD64/x86 CPU's), I would highly recommend it to anybody that's a gamer, and knows how to find drivers for their hardware.

I have noticed people with Vista often do have sluggishness that isn't there on XP when gaming - and this is on systems with good hardware, including 4GB RAM, 9600GT's, a 4870 X2
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I haven't personally been on Vista longer then a few days, but I hated every moment of it. I don't remember much about it, like during game play and all, but I do know that the Windows 7 Beta I tried seemed like the smoothest and most beautiful and fastest OS I have ever been on- and that was before my quad core and 6GB RAM.
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