Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 17:09 UTC, submitted by Jeremy
Windows "Unlike previous Microsoft operating systems, Windows Vista is pretty streamlined right out of the box. It makes terrific use of a system's resources, but it's built as much for pretty looks and increased stability and security as it is for horsepower. It's time now for a course of action that will take the ball and chain off this baby and let it fly. The ink on Windows Vista's EULA is barely dry, so it's very likely that more speed tips, registry hacks, and deep settings will be revealed in the weeks, months, and years to come. For now, here's our set of tweaks that can help you turn up the throttle on your new operating system."
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RE[2]: right
by Zedicus on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 18:24 UTC in reply to "RE: right"
Zedicus
Member since:
2005-12-05

how many computer users do you know that actually CARE what goes on under the hood of their OS? how many peeple do you know would even notice a difference?

geeks, techys. sure, how many of yur friends read www.osnews.com?

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RE[3]: right
by Laurence on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 18:29 in reply to "RE[2]: right"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

how many computer users do you know that actually CARE what goes on under the hood of their OS? how many peeple do you know would even notice a difference?

geeks, techys. sure, how many of yur friends read www.osnews.com?


The majorety care. Nobody wants a system that can't support their game (because DirectX10 isn't supported on XP) or doesn't offer the latest drivers for their USB devices. People might well care about the (reportedly) improved securety (although I'm yet to but Vistas security through it's paces).

An OS isn't defined by its GUI.

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RE[4]: right
by Zedicus on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 18:40 in reply to "RE[3]: right"
Zedicus Member since:
2005-12-05

the only thing vista has going for it is DX10 and that could have been backported but MS just wanted a reason to force peeple to upgrade. drivers for 'new USB' devices will be made for XP and essentially also 2000 for a long time yet.

to us an OS isnt defined by its GUI. to the majority of PC users the GUI is the OS.

security is as good as xp with all the patches an hotfixes.

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RE[4]: right
by Phloptical on Wed 4th Apr 2007 00:13 in reply to "RE[3]: right"
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

An OS isn't defined by its GUI.

.....but it's judged by it most heavily.

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RE[4]: right
by abdavidson on Wed 4th Apr 2007 02:21 in reply to "RE[3]: right"
abdavidson Member since:
2005-07-06

"An OS isn't defined by its GUI."

Given that the operating system is designed to be used, then its interface, given that it is graphical is very much how it is defined as far as the user of the operating system is concerned.

That the drivers are outside the kernel space now, or the sound architecture has been revamped means nothing to me as a user of the system.

That aside, if people want w2k looks from Vista for a bit more speed thats fair enough; that is their defining concern for the operating system experience.

After some initial GUI-shock given the differences between XP and Vista I really like what Microsoft have done. I'm not saying they are innovative because they're not, but they are done well for the most part. The searches built in work really well and are slick (not just the one on the "Start" menu) the breadcrumb navigation is an excellent improvement on the old pathing.

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