Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jun 2010 21:56 UTC
Windows Yes, the day is finally drawing closer: the day Windows XP died. October 22, 2010 will be the final and definitive day for the venerable operating system, since OEMs will no longer be able to pre-load it on netbooks after that day. I might not make myself popular around here with this, but thank god, it's about time that pile of junk is taken behind the shed.
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RE[6]: XP64 == XP
by vodoomoth on Sun 13th Jun 2010 12:12 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: XP64 == XP"
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XP is certainly faster than Vista on low end machines while I have read accounts of Vista being faster on quad core desktops.

Seems like someone said previously that XP doesn't use multicores. Would it be the explanation?

As for your situation I would try turning off the animations in Vista if it seems slow. On some laptops Vista is more responsive with Aero turned off. The other thing with Vista/7 on laptops is that they should have 2 gigs of RAM, if not 3.

Turning these and Aero is the first thing I did on Vista. I've also stopped the indexer service.

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