Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Dec 2008 23:44 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Windows I'm sure you're all still (sadly) familiar with the recent 'debate' I had with InfoWorld's Randall Kennedy, which detailed a lot of silly things. The seed of that discussion was planted with Kennedy's first article which, among other things, claimed that Windows 7 performed similarly to Windows Vista (meaning, slower than XP). Leaving the thread count discussion behind, Kennedy did include a benchmark which showed that Windows 7 performed similar to Windows Vista. There's a new benchmark out now, comparing a slightly more recent build of Windows 7 to Vista RTM/SP1 and XP SP3, and in these tests, Windows 7 blows all of those out of the water.
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These benchmarks show Vista RTM, the pig, as faster than XP or 7 - yeah right. Shoots the credibility of the benchmark as a measure for user experience right there.

Having both installed on the same machine at home, XP is definitely a snappier, faster experience than Vista on the same hardware - and infinitely less constantly annoying (you sure you want to run that program you've run a thousand times before but I keep stopping you to ask every time you launch it, you don't have access to that directory even though you're logged in admin mode - cause the directory doesn't really exist but I show it like it does and don't explicitly say its a link.blah..blah..blah).

There's a reason people go through the hassle of rolling back to XP, Vista is pretty but its a pain - particularly for anyoen who does stuff manually around the system. I've got a new system right now (3Ghz Wolfdale) - one of my goals was to stick with Vista just to do it, my 2nd experience with Vista. Its so annoying, that after 3 weeks that I'm gathering XP drivers to preserve the option to move back to XP - the glitter just isn't worth the constant hassle of an OS that is constantly getting in your way.

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Or you could just turn off UAC if it bugs you that much ...

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