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View Poll Results: Should i get Xp or Vista?

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  • XP

    11 47.83%
  • Vista

    12 52.17%
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  1. And3rs is offline Here for my yearly visit
    Location: Østfold, Norway
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    I've had problems with my computer lately, so a friend of my dad is gonna remove everything tomorrow. I have XP now, i want it too look even better but also run fast and without alot of firewall problems and stuff, what do you think i should get? XP or Vista?

    Need answer before thuesday..






  2. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    If you want fast, go for XP but Vista looks better and has better security. But you can get programs to make XP look like Vista and as long as you have a good internet security package you should be fine.

  3. T3hReaper91 is offline Car Aficianado
     
    Location: England
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    I have vista ultimate and have no problems with it.

    If your pc meets the spec for vista then go for vista you wont be disappointed.

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  4. Sponge is offline Spongify
     
    Location: Liverpool, England
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    Go for Vista. Ignore the XP Fanboyism.

    XP will be obsolete very soon. I believe Microsoft said they're going to cease support on XP once Vista is dominating the mainstream. But as of this year, Windows 7 is being worked on as we speak. Its apparently the same/slightly tweaked GUI of Vista, but with A TON of preinstalled drivers and the speed of XP, too.

    If it is an absolute must I would say go for Vista. If you can wait, wait for Windows 7 to be released.

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  5. kalniel is offline Hypercar Enthusiast
    Location: uk
    Posts: 571

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    If you already have XP then it's good, works faster with 2gb RAM, and there's no point spending the huge amount of money on Vista.

    But if you are having to buy a new copy anyway then get Vista, because it's hard to buy XP, and Vista will be supported for longer.

  6. beem3r is offline Just a Skidmark
    Location: Norway
    Posts: 5

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    How about buying XP now and wait 'till the Windows 7 comes out

  7. And3rs is offline Here for my yearly visit
    Location: Østfold, Norway
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    Thanks guys for helping, i think i'll go for Vista.
    There is no point in waiting for Windows 7 as i dont have to buy Vista, my dads friend alreaddy have it.





  8. KoenigseggBG is offline Made in 1994
     
    Location: Varna, Bulgaria
    Posts: 6,759

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    Erm, the poll is 4-2 for XP and you`re still going for the Vista...

  9. And3rs is offline Here for my yearly visit
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    Read Kal's and Danger mouse's posts, they didnt vote. If they did it would be 4 - 4





  10. RRacer is offline Go as fast as you can!
    Location: Goes, Zeeland, Netherlands
    Posts: 957

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    vista has too many bugs but.. with vista you can get flowers on your desktop

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  11. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
    Location: Norfolk, UK
    Posts: 6,310

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    5-4 now, as your vote shouldn't count Safiro
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  12. DriftNismo is offline 87 Civic GT
    Location: London, UK
    Posts: 1,643

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    I would say go for Vista. All the "Vista sucks" rumours are lies, Vista is a good OS, I've had 64-bit Ultimate for about a year now and I love it. But go for 32-bit Vista, 64-bit sucks the life out of your RAM...

  13. iBilo is offline ;)
     
    Location: UK
    Posts: 2,119

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    Vista definately, I hated XP, it was so annoying. Vista has such good user interface.


  14. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danger Mouse »
    Go for Vista. Ignore the XP Fanboyism.

    XP will be obsolete very soon. I believe Microsoft said they're going to cease support on XP once Vista is dominating the mainstream. But as of this year, Windows 7 is being worked on as we speak. Its apparently the same/slightly tweaked GUI of Vista, but with A TON of preinstalled drivers and the speed of XP, too.

    If it is an absolute must I would say go for Vista. If you can wait, wait for Windows 7 to be released.
    How am I an XP fanboy?

    I use Vista on my laptop, and another copy on my desktop as well as Ubuntu.

    So I'll ask that again, how am I an XP fanboy?

    I myself actually prefer Vista but I suggested the faster operating system for him as he didn't give us any details about his computer so for all we could know it won't run Vista very well.

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  15. DriftNismo is offline 87 Civic GT
    Location: London, UK
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    I quite like 7 a lot, it has the speed of XP with the UI of Vista. And the homegroup feature is VERY useful, as are the new display features for multiple windows. I would highly suggest giving it a try. I've only had it for about 2-3 weeks and I love it already.

  16. Who
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    Location: Lincolnshire, UK
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    Windows 7 looks brill, the sleekness of vista's interface, just wish all the crap taken away, runs as stable as XP by the looks.

    personally I DESPISE Vista, it even crashes winamp of all programs, a nice basic media player. Playing BF2/BF2142 is neigh on impossible because it messes with punkbuster. GTA:SA is really smegged up on it, railroad tycoon 3 wont even play...

    A nice looking OS, which is good for stuff like music (as-long as you dont use winamp) and is good against viruses. but shyte at games? that's OSX, but OSX uses about half the power...
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  17. StrickenHAWK? is offline Car Aficianado
    Location: Australia
    Posts: 1,746

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    WINDOWS 7. just get the beta, and buy the cd when it hits stores. it will last you a good 7-8 months in the beta. its great, i just installed it today!






  18. SLRRR is offline Ace
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    Vista i got some problems first with drivers (not by windows) but that is already solved. If your gaming rig meets the requirements than i should definently buy it. Another pluspoint you got DirectX 10, if you hardware can run it. You really see some difference in some games (that support it).

    And if you dont really like it than you can "upgrade" to the windows 7 beta and get a key from microsoft.



  19. MCiN7 is offline Drifter
    Location: Australia, Vic
    Posts: 145

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    Just use XP until windows 7 comes out.
    I wouldn't use the beta unless your format regularly.

  20. KoenigseggBG is offline Made in 1994
     
    Location: Varna, Bulgaria
    Posts: 6,759

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    Hey, Saf, tell us what happened.


 
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