Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Feb 2007 19:07 UTC, submitted by Jeremy
Windows Before you go snag a copy of Vista from the store shelf and install it, you might want to consider the performance differences between an upgraded version of Vista and a clean installation of Vista. ExtremeTech tests a couple of systems running the two different versions of Vista with media encoding benchmarks, gaming benchmarks, and synthetic benchmarks.
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hal2k1
Member since:
2005-11-11

//If you think about it, there is only one reason MS would include a clause like this, and that is to stop people going back to XP.//

It seems to me there is no reason at all for anyone to "upgrade" to Vista. It just seems like a pointless way to get rid of some money to me ... and risk that your system will no longer work, and lose some functionality, and speed, and rights in the process.

I just cannot for the life of me see why anyone would want to run Vista.

Paying for an upgrade to Vista seems to me to be a bit like paying for this software:
http://www.linuxgenuineadvantage.org/

Edited 2007-02-06 06:45

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raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

That is a very funny site, the source code is a good laugh too...
calling home 14 times an hour over 24 hours.
I am going to get a test machine later and stick this on for some fun

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hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//That is a very funny site, the source code is a good laugh too...
calling home 14 times an hour over 24 hours.
I am going to get a test machine later and stick this on for some fun//

You don't need to test it, it has been cracked already!

http://www.alienos.com/articles/2007/02/02/linux-genuine-advantage-...

"This crack was needed. I have heard that phase II of the Genuine Advantage program is going to create more consumer enhancements for all audio and video streams. Depending on your status, random hiss and frame sync errors are to be inserted into the stream in an effort to emulate mainstream DRM offered in proprietary operating system. As an exciting bonus, a tilt-a-wheel feature is also planned to randomly disable various components to even more accurately emulate the genuine advantage regular customers enjoy."

Another evil plot foiled!

:D

"if one person reads this and the LGA page and realises the absurdity before buying Vista then this won't have been a waste of time:-)"

Edited 2007-02-06 11:53

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