Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:07 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y A Computerworld blog post reads: "You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop."
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What is leading to poor performance on those laptops would not be Vista itself per say but all the crapware that OEM laptop makers throw in on top of the OS install. This is the biggest problem Vista has at the moment and that OEM's do not install SP1 slipstreamed with thier products.

Clean up Vista so it's just back to basic with drivers only installed, install SP1 and you have a bloody reliable OS. Something I suppose Apple and Linux crowd doesn't have to contend with, OEM crapware but it really can pull a powerful system down and all this crapware is configured to start with the computer. Also don't put security suits on a Vista installation, all that is required is a good AV and even that isn't needed if Vista is properly configured. I support Avast AVG as it has a small footprint and is discreet.

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