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View Poll Results: Vista-be-gone?
Yes, switched back to Xp 13 30.23%
No, still use Vista *sigh* 14 32.56%
I never bothered to install Vista anyway 16 37.21%
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:29 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:55 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:16 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:48 AM   #4
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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...
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:13 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:41 AM   #6
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I hope windows 7 is the new XP.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:29 AM   #7
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The "RAM hogging" is actually Vista allocating memory to enhance performance.

Fucking ironic isn't it?
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:06 AM   #8
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The "RAM hogging" is actually Vista allocating memory to enhance performance.

Fucking ironic isn't it?
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:07 AM   #9
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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
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:09 PM   #10
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:50 PM   #11
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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.
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I always thought Google was a hermaphrodite.
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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.
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FF on a mac?
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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.
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Had Vista and thought it sucked balls so my soon to be bought new machine will be coming with XP.
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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.
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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.
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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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