Does Anyone Else Still Prefer Vista?
Posted 20 October 2012 - 02:59 AM
There doesn't seem to be that many people who still use Vista out of choice and coming across a Vista machine in the wild so to speak is becoming more unusual all the time. I've repeatedly tried Windows 7 (and have deployed it to sever hundread machines at work) however at home I much prefer to run Vista and have done since it was released. I've even give Windows 8 RTM a fair trial since it was released in August and I got annoyed with that after a while and just went back to Vista.
So I'm just wondering if there are any other forum members who use Vista out of choice still?
Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:55 AM
This post has been edited by xpclient: 20 October 2012 - 06:57 AM
Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:30 PM
but since it is newer, and more polished (yes I think vista was rushed), I chosen to use win "7"
This post has been edited by vinifera: 20 October 2012 - 06:31 PM
Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:40 PM
Count me as one of them! There are several others I know of who prefer Vista, but I'll let them speak for themselves.
My preference for Vista is mostly from an esthetic angle. A lot of people don't care much about "eye candy," but I think it has the most elegant interface of any Windows release. My work involves looking at a PC screen all day long (and sometimes far into the night), and for me a visually appealing UI helps to make the day more pleasant.
Windows 7 ranks second on my list. It works much the same as Vista, but the visual effects are toned down so I view 7 as a "plain Jane" version of Vista. Oh, and on my one Windows 7 system, I've slimmed down the Taskbar to the sleek Vista default width.
Glad to meet another Vista fan!
Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:47 AM
Completely agree, though I am trying to get into Windows 8 and I probably will give it another go, there's always VMWare for the Vista fix
But yeah not only that I just prefer Vista overall, it's just little things to be honest.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:35 PM
Customizable Control Panel,
Classic Start menu (if desired),
Overlay icons for shared items,
The ability to turn off Auto-Arrange and Align to Grid in Windows Explorer,
No "Never combine" taskbar stupidity,
Real Parental Controls,
Much better Windows Defender (with Software Explorer),
Windows Media Player toolbar,
Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Mail,
And it is simply gorgeous.
This post has been edited by UltimateSilence: 07 November 2012 - 06:50 PM
Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:02 AM
This post has been edited by Vince4Amy: 08 January 2013 - 11:04 AM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:06 PM
I am using an HP xw8200 Workstation with 7 GB of RAM, and two Xeon CPUs at 3.66 GHz.
Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:12 PM
the original/RTM release of Vista was pretty buggy when my mom got a Dell Inspiron laptop with pre-installed Vista home basic edition in June 2007.
some of the serious problems of Vista were fixed in SP1 and then in SP2.
folks, avoid using Vista at RTM level. update to Vista SP1 or Vista SP2.
This post has been edited by erpdude8: 22 April 2013 - 10:12 PM