Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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by wigry on Wed 28th Mar 2012 07:56 UTC in reply to "Wait..."
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Exactly my point. I have W7 at work, Vista at hom and I use XP in virtual machine at work for testing purposes. They are the same for me.

The problems with XP performance or stability are unknown to me. Rocksolid and superfast on whatever hardware you provide. There are couple of things still you have to keep in mind. Services cleanup is a must on XP and also keeping the disk fragmentation to minimal. The last part means using high-quality defragmentation tools in safe mode every now and then to keep all system DLL files in one piece and in close formation. The XP runs circles around all I've seen.

About UI I switched my W7 and Vista both to Windows classic look because I like the way XP looks.

With Vista I've discovered one problem only - large file handling. Don't try to copy/move 500+MB file from one place to another. Even with latest SP it takes quite a long time. Other than that, I have no complaints towards Vista. No crashes and no performance degradation whatsoever. And I have 4 year old computer.

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