Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jan 2008 11:59 UTC
Windows "Windows Vista didn't make a smooth market entrance; in fact, nearly every aspect of the operating system has been attacked since its release on January 30, 2007. Multiple SKUs allegedly confused customers, anti-DRM groups disliked Vista's Protected Video Path and its overall DRM friendliness, and Microsoft's definition of 'Vista Capable' got the company sued. Toss in a plethora of bugs and the usual consumer backlash over GUI changes, and you'd think consumers would be avoiding Vista in droves. According to new information, however, they aren't - Vista's adoption rate over the past year actually exceeded XP's in 2001, and consumers apparently choose Vista over XP by a 7:1 margin."
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Games
by grable on Mon 7th Jan 2008 18:16 UTC
grable
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2006-11-24

Ive tried running a lot of games on vista, and about half of them fail miserably (this is older games mind you).

This reminds me of the Win98 -> Win2k/XP times, when i also had to wait a few years before stuff worked properly.

Personally i cant stand vista, its a chore to use.
Sadly though, at some point you have to upgrade or you wont be able to run the newest stuff, as allways with microsoft products i guess ;)

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RE: Games
by tomcat on Mon 7th Jan 2008 23:39 in reply to "Games"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Ive tried running a lot of games on vista, and about half of them fail miserably (this is older games mind you).

Have you tried running running the games in "compatibility mode"? Microsoft has created compatibility "shims" to make it possible for Vista to emulate downlevel versions of Windows. I use it frequently and, in a majority of cases, it enables older software to run. But the average user doesn't know to use this stuff at all. Here's a link:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-co...

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