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Thread: Vista Taskforce launch - what do you hate about Vista?

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    Default Vista Taskforce launch - what do you hate about Vista?

    Long Zheng has started a "taskforce" over at istartedsomething*to help identify and promote the most irritating bits and bobs*of Windows Vista (you might need a dedicated server for this project!).



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    Most of them, in my opinion are nitpicking.

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    Probably all xp fanboys. Both Vista and XP are good imo.

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    Indeed, I like XP for the older PCs, where anything above a P4 I prefer Vista on it.

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    im not going to lie i really like vista its a little harder to get to some features but overall i prefer it over xp.

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    Vista is far more stable than XP in my opinion, XP just BSoD when it felt like it, Vista at least lets you correct the problem before BSoD like for instance Explorer crashes ( no kiddies not Internet Explorer ) Explorer its your desktop where all your short-cuts are.

    It asks you to close it (not advisable unless you know how to use task-manager to re-run it); restart it; or wait for it to respond - XP would just cough / splutter / choke / BSoD / giving your a hardy techy message that in my opinion also is randomly generated by the OS like a pix 'n' mix list of errors its just grabs the nearest one and throws it in your face - you go googling looking for this error and wham bam thank you mam you get no where.

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    honestly i can't remember when i last had bsod on winxp..

    and for the vista... all i have to say is check C:\Windows\WinSxS folder size.
    i don't see any advantages of vista, but this is one big DISadvantage, for me anyway

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    XP Bluescreened today for me :P Twice. But it was my fault. I had bad drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuflo View Post
    honestly i can't remember when i last had bsod on winxp..

    and for the vista... all i have to say is check C:\Windows\WinSxS folder size.
    i don't see any advantages of vista, but this is one big DISadvantage, for me anyway

    What size HDD you got in there, 10 gig?

    This isn't a problem for me clearly has I have 2 1 Terrabyte HDD's

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    i don't like vista. Yeah it works fine, but it's massive and didn't live up to it's promises, and i think that's what you are all forgetting. What was all that rubbish about the new interface and needing DX10? It's total drivel. What was all that talk about it being such a different experience to XP - you what? it simply isn't.

    Behind the scenes, sure, it's better, it takes away a lot of limitations for gpu drivers for a start. But the user experience is XP with a black task bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jameson View Post
    the user experience is XP with a black task bar.
    well said, but if you can get away with running it you will (at least in my case) get much better performance.
    Last edited by Jameson; 10-06-2008 at 20:34.

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    all that i dont liek about it is on vista its impossible to find half the advanced things, and theyve replaced loads of old msdos commands with new incomprehendable (sp) ones. such as calcs is now xcalcs (or caclsx i cant remeber) and the help file on how to use it makes no sense. xcalcs is over complicated and calcs used to work great. and not only have they replced calcs, theyv left it in but it no longer does anything, that microsoft efficiency for you.

    other than that, i quite like vista.
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