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פֿяαιп βαмαgεפ 12-28-2008 10:29 PM

So I gave up on Vista...
 
...and turned back to XP.

I just had enough of it's bloating RAM-sucking, driver-hating fits it threw at me, and when I installed GTA IV and I kept getting BSOD's I just had it.

So who else gave up and went back to XP?

cfive 12-28-2008 10:55 PM

I didn't think Vista got BSOD's. I thought Microsoft programmed it to get that glazed "Deer in the headlights" look in an attempt to boost Vista's popularity with the hunting crowd.

Innoc 12-29-2008 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cfive
I didn't think Vista got BSOD's. I thought Microsoft programmed it to get that glazed "Deer in the headlights" look in an attempt to boost Vista's popularity with the hunting crowd.

No, it's still there...it's not as common though. However, my primary gaming system still dual boots XP and Vista a year later...however...there's only a couple of apps on which I still need XP as there were no equivalent replacements in Vista that I liked.

Mooga 12-29-2008 02:48 AM

I'm using XP 64-bit and I'm on the fence about switching to Vista or waiting for Windows 7. It's a hard choice...

Sh4x 12-29-2008 04:13 AM

I'd definitely wait for Windows 7... I heard rumors that it's almost just around the corner because Vista was such a flop kinda like ME was but not as bad.

Nuk3m 12-29-2008 04:41 AM

I hope windows 7 is the new XP.

zSilver_Fox 12-29-2008 06:29 AM

The "RAM hogging" is actually Vista allocating memory to enhance performance.

Fucking ironic isn't it?

greenday5494 12-29-2008 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zSilver_Fox
The "RAM hogging" is actually Vista allocating memory to enhance performance.

Fucking ironic isn't it?

beat me to the punch

greenday5494 12-29-2008 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sh4x
I'd definitely wait for Windows 7... I heard rumors that it's almost just around the corner because Vista was such a flop kinda like ME was but not as bad.

there's nothing wrong with Vista except bad rep

mervaka 12-29-2008 12:09 PM

fanboy.

Sh4x 12-29-2008 02:50 PM

Anyways, I just wish Microsoft would build their new OS with performance in mind instead of eye candies. I bet that's not going to happen before Google puts out his own OS.

zSilver_Fox 12-29-2008 03:50 PM

I always thought Google was a hermaphrodite.

FrenchToast 12-29-2008 04:01 PM

Windows performance of late, and my brothers new macbook have permanently turned me off Windows. When I get my new laptop it'll be a mac for sure, and when my desktop fries, I'll go for a mac too.

I can't understand why Windows has shot itself in the foot so badly. Idiots.

zSilver_Fox 12-29-2008 08:22 PM

FF on a mac?

Innoc 12-29-2008 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FrenchToast (Post 417978)
Windows performance of late, and my brothers new macbook have permanently turned me off Windows. When I get my new laptop it'll be a mac for sure, and when my desktop fries, I'll go for a mac too.

I can't understand why Windows has shot itself in the foot so badly. Idiots.

Try spending a little time under the hood with a simple Linux distro. Once you get comfortable and can spend time tuning it it can perform amazingly.

Owoc 12-29-2008 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by greenday5494 (Post 417953)
there's nothing wrong with Vista except bad rep

+1

Icarus 12-29-2008 09:43 PM

Had Vista and thought it sucked balls so my soon to be bought new machine will be coming with XP.

[AE] 5316 *TKZ* 12-31-2008 11:12 PM

I love vista. Have had no problems /w it, driver support for my hardware, or any issues with memory. I have 4gigs o' ram, and everything is quite fast.

Overall, a pleasurable experience.

Agent Buckshot Moose 01-01-2009 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zSilver_Fox (Post 417983)
FF on a mac?

Probably through Parallels or another virtualizer.

If you want an OS that doesn't suck, but don't want to pay for Apple's overpriced (but cool) crap, roll with Linux. It's free.

Hawk Eye 01-01-2009 12:32 AM

I'm running Linux right now. I'm hoping to get the whole Unity VMWare setup with XP in the next week or so, though.


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