Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jun 2009 22:44 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y With Snow Leopard finally been given a release date and a price, the comparisons with Windows 7 are starting to pop up all over the place, especially focussing on the price aspect of things. While Apple's move to price Snow Leopard at 29 USD for Leopard owners is a very welcome one, the move doesn't mean that Microsoft is getting a price beating from Apple.
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RE[2]: Really?
by steviant on Thu 11th Jun 2009 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Really?"
steviant
Member since:
2006-01-11

Is Vista really that bad?

We all had big expectations for the next Longhorn/Vista MS OS and we were all disappointed that it didn't bring the promised features and came so too late, but let's stay real.

After using Vista for a while XP does look like crap. Yes I'm disappointed but the constant Vista bashing in the media and by the likes of you went way too far, it seems like Win95 is even a better OS than Vista now.


Vista may look better than XP but it feels and benchmarks dramatically slower than XP on the same hardware.

Software and driver incompatibility is forgivable after waiting seven years between releases, but the fact that even with multiple CPU cores and assistance from a ridiculously overpowered GPU for rendering it still managed to crawl like a dismembered dog uphill on an icy path with a hundred mile an hour headwind.

Windows Seven manages to provide a better user experience than Vista and feels snappier than, and benchmarks similar to XP, which goes a long way toward reinforcing the idea that Vista was a less than stellar release.

For what it's worth I've been using Windows Seven for a few weeks now and I'm actually pretty impressed, I haven't been impressed by any Microsoft OS since Windows 2000 when they managed to make NT run as fast as the DOS versions.

Windows Seven is a release I could actually stand to use as my day to day OS - I'm a total Unix-head otherwise (I've been turning up my nose at Windows and using Linux/Mac as my desktop since about 1998, so it's a big thing for me).

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RE[3]: Really?
by suryad on Thu 11th Jun 2009 11:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Really?"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

Agreed on all counts. As much as I disliked Vista (having tried it) and as much as I know about the Mojave experiment and all that Windows 7 is just plain faster on my setup than even XP x64 was. I am running the RC right now as my main OS and it is absolutely rock solid.

I dont care too much for OS X Snow Leopard since I am not ever going to spend that much money to 'only' get a Mac. I would rather spend all that money on the hardware and run a Windows OS on top of it simply because I get faster hardware and I know what I am dealing with when it comes to Windows (being familiar and all that). Sort of reminds me of the saying - better the devil you know or something like that.

And people are going to bash me for saying this and claiming I am lying and all that but I know of a few people who are and were hard core mac users all their life but have switched over to Windows 7 and are using that as their main os more and more. They only lament the fact that final cut doesnt run on Windows but they are ok with using Adobe Premiere CS 4.

I for one am going to buy a copy of Windows 7 especially since the last copy I purchased was the XP 32 bit OS which actually came with a x64 copy (whole thing for 20 bucks as a student at a univ)

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RE[4]: Really?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 11th Jun 2009 12:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Really?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Agreed on all counts. As much as I disliked Vista (having tried it) and as much as I know about the Mojave experiment and all that Windows 7 is just plain faster on my setup than even XP x64 was. I am running the RC right now as my main OS and it is absolutely rock solid.


That's because Windows 7 takes better advantage of modern processors. Windows XP was written in a time where home users did not have SMP/multicore machines, those only came later. Both Vista and 7 are much more optimised for these types of computers/processors.

Edited 2009-06-11 12:20 UTC

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