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Old 08-05-2008, 11:45 PM   #21
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Vista wouldn't be so bad if it didn't require 400 GB of RAM to operate at maximum efficiency. Also if it didn't take up 15+ GB on the hard drive. Its main problem (aside from the 34543987 security problems that plague all Microsoft OSes; moreso in Vista) is that it has way too much crap with it. Crap that it just doesn't need. XP got away with like 4 GB of hard drive space or something...
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:22 AM   #22
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Vista wouldn't be so bad if it didn't require 400 GB of RAM to operate at maximum efficiency. Also if it didn't take up 15+ GB on the hard drive. Its main problem (aside from the 34543987 security problems that plague all Microsoft OSes; moreso in Vista) is that it has way too much crap with it. Crap that it just doesn't need. XP got away with like 4 GB of hard drive space or something...
By comparison I seem to recall that a clean build of Windows 98 was like 100 MB or so? Windows 3.1 was like 20 MB or so...give or take a few. Even Linux has grown in size as it's progressed...not a big as Vista but it's gotten bigger. You can also pare Linux radically down to the bare minimum of the packages your need. 15 GB is alot...is it necessarily a bad thing? TBH, I'm op the fence about it. I have 1.5 TB on one system running Vista. Do I care that it's 15 GB versus 10 or 8? Not really...

I do care about driver availability, problems with error handling, intrusive security measures, problems with backwards compatibility and other things like that. TBH, having to use a Directsound workaround to make certain games work right irritates the hell out of me. To me, that's a backwards compatibility feature that should NOT have been removed.
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:25 AM   #23
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Well, OSes are getting bigger as time goes on. That is to be expected. Vista just turned a small jump into a giant leap though. There's plenty of space on the hard drive to handle the room, but it's 10ish GB I could be using elsewhere. It's also just bloat. Systems work just fine with smaller operating systems. The main problems are what you listed though.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:10 PM   #24
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They should make a Vista Light

All the OS, none of the bloat!
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:47 PM   #25
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"XP was treated the same way. Just give it time, Vista will be the new XP."

I may be paraphrasing, but I still lol when I see you bashing vista now .
Meh. I was stupid. Going back to XP made e realize Vista is shit.
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