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  1. #11
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    Default Re: vista

    I haven't played with the retail version of Vista yet, only the latest beta versions so I can't say what improvements may have been made, but from my observations so far...

    1- All. It isn't so much the OS that supports the dual cores as the programs you install.

    2- Depends on the game. Some port over with no issues, others don't like to play nicely.

    3- Not so much over XP since it was already a very stable OS, but there are many improvements in the kernel.

    4- Yes
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    It's only slower today. Tomorrow a new magical driver could be released to fix everything and speed it up.

    I imagine on a nice system you won't notice. And after you tweak it to hell, you will think it's much faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CColtManM View Post
    It's only slower today. Tomorrow a new magical driver could be released to fix everything and speed it up.

    I imagine on a nice system you won't notice. And after you tweak it to hell, you will think it's much faster.
    Uh no, it's slower because it uses more RAM and it interfaces with some hardware (video and sound in particular) in a slower way. This is not fixable, even with tweaks. Out-of-the-box XP will always use less system resources than even a tweaked Vista.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darthtanion View Post
    If that is the case then any version will support a simple home network, even if it is ported through a router or hub.


    Unless you are willing to reinstall Windows and make multiple partitions the proper way, you will need to get a third party utility like Partition Magic or something similar to create a new partition in the free space of your drive.
    Another thing to keep in mind is compatibility. Windows Vista seems like its incompatible with alot of software I've tried so far. I just found out it can't even run a flash player for Firefox yet:(. That might be deliberate though knowing Microsoft. Better not have high hopes of getting Partition Magic to work in Vista mode, I think it'll bomb.......

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    Vista is for chumps..................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th View Post
    Uh no, it's slower because it uses more RAM and it interfaces with some hardware (video and sound in particular) in a slower way. This is not fixable, even with tweaks. Out-of-the-box XP will always use less system resources than even a tweaked Vista.
    "Not totally true. Vista has far better management of resources like RAM and I/O (hard disk).

    It is true however Vista ships with more default services and running applications at boot, but with the performance enhancements in the kernel, I think it can be outweighed.

    With more driver improvements in the future, you can expect a lot better performing and stable computers running Vista than XP. At the moment, Vista is marginally slower than XP."

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    Vista, what a disappointment =\
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    Okay, I have read that Vista is basically Windows 2003 with some improvements and that this is basically a huge commercial beta test till Vista SP1 comes out. Sounds like Microsoft. Any comments?

    BTW, have any of you tried to run Unreal Tournament 2004 on Vista? Was it successful?

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    theyve already cracked Vista
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munkul View Post

    theyve already cracked Vista
    Could you furnish more details?

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