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Comment by pcwiz11
about Windows Vista · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

I don't see why everyone hates it. It's pretty fast on my laptop and has a load of new useful features over XP like search and the Aero feature is very good.

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Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Windows Vista · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

I just remembered that Vista added a built-in search bar to the start menu, which was very useful. But so far, that's the only good new feature I can think of.

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Windows Vista is not so terrible, but...

Comment by SaltyMarshmellow
about Windows Vista and Windows 7 · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Although Windows Vista is not as terrible as some make it out to be, it still uses RAM inefficiently (hence the "slowness"), and is not worth any compatibility that might come with it... just use Windows XP Mode for Win7.

Use Windows 7. That is the best advice I can give... Unless you want to use a Linux distro.

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It would be a good alternative to try Windows Vista SP2 if support does not end this year. The version is lighter than Windows 7 and booting is faster.

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Windows Vista · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

As far as I can tell, Windows Vista doesn't really introduce any startling new features. It's just XP with pretty colors and the ever-so-annoying UAC. Go with Windows 7.

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