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What vista do that XP can not do
Posted 14 December 2006 - 01:40 AM
I've put a lot of time on XP regarding learning, tweaks, ...etc
So does vista deserve a try or on other words What vista do that XP can not do?
Posted 14 December 2006 - 02:30 AM
■idividually change the volume of any app from the audio mixer
■install raid drivers from HDD/USB/Anything during setup!
■process manager shows process's location, description, and has a *much* better resource monitor
■amount of free space etc shown on mapped drives
■*huge* thumbnails.. useful for my photo's folder
■translucent gui - not just the obvious explorer blur - install sisoft sandra to see a good example
■really nice preview icons for avi's.. xp had this, but they're ultra hi-res in vista
■ever seen the 'genie' effect when minimizing in OSX? Vista has something similar, but more toned down. effective, but not over the top.
■seems to boot equally as quick as my xp install, which is nLite'd to the max!
I'm liking it so far, just wish nVidia would release some comparable drivers to xp!
Posted 14 December 2006 - 03:08 AM
- Help files actually stepping you through the process (not telling you where to click but showing you)
- Able to see what programs you regularly run at particular times and then prepare things so it starts quicker
- There's no more sluggishness once it comes out of sleep/hybernation (I'm told anyway)
- Dumps graphics management on the graphics card, not the CPU
- Finally introduces raise priviledge level linux (and Mac?) users enjoy. Dubbed User Account Control
- There's parental control including control over what Games can be played (R16 not allowed or whatever)
- Fast User Switching now available for Domain users
- ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive (basically speaking enables Windows to dump some cache in Flash instead of the HDD to speed things up)
- Internet Explorer 7 runs in protected mode, apparantly it means it has as much rights to the O/S as say Firefox would
- Windows Backup has been given a proper overhaul and made much more powerful and easy to use (uses imaging etc)
- Instant search, far far quicker than XPs
- PatchGuard preventing programs from patching the kernel
- Address space layout randomizer, ensures system files load at random memory locations instead of being loaded to the same location (Good defense against attackers)
You can read more into it here
Posted 14 December 2006 - 05:25 AM
Posted 14 December 2006 - 05:46 AM
This is another reason that let me stick to XP, I really do want to save space in useful things. Beside for a home or a single user like me I believe in XP till now so far.
about 5 or 6 Gigabytes of disk occupation....
Posted 14 December 2006 - 01:56 PM
Posted 14 December 2006 - 02:42 PM
a pc for about 2500 dollars that will run it good.
Unlike XP, which any hacker can modify your files, Vista has file modification protection,
even in Admin mode. Idea derived from Unix command SU.
So if you want to keep letting hackers share your WIndows XP with you,
including uploading your files, keep using XP.
I remember when windows 95 was hated also, and we see now how
dumb that was, as win 95 was the beginnig, but mosty Windows NT 3.51 was the new beginnings.
Get with the new era of software design.
Edited by steviewonder, 14 December 2006 - 02:43 PM.
Posted 14 December 2006 - 04:06 PM
Posted 14 December 2006 - 06:24 PM
every thing changed by time, even human
How time changes things...
Posted 15 December 2006 - 12:24 AM
Posted 16 December 2006 - 10:45 AM
Win95 was a very hated OS - and now most people will say that Win95 (or Win98) was the best OS produced by Microsoft. How time changes things...
Most people wouldn't say that. The only people who would say that are the Windows 98SE fanatics who blindly believe that Windows 98SE is better than Windows 2000 and Windows XP, when in reality it is significantly worse than Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
The upgrade from Windows XP to Vista I don't think is as big as some people are making it out to be. It is no where near as big as the upgrade from POS Windows 98/ME to good quality XP or at least 2000.
The upgrade from Windows 98/ME to XP for home consumers was as big as an upgrade as it was from MAC OS 9 to MAC OS X. Another words, both weren't just an upgrade, they were a change to a completely different whole new operating system.
Vista is still the next version of Windows NT based operating systems. There are some decent changes to it, but I don't think it is one of the biggest upgrades Microsoft has ever released of all time. It is a bigger change than from 2000 to XP, but no where near the change from NT 4 to 2000, let alone the largest change for home consumers from 98/ME to 2000 /XP.
Edited by Link21, 16 December 2006 - 10:47 AM.
Posted 16 December 2006 - 10:53 AM
Posted 16 December 2006 - 11:57 AM
Posted 16 December 2006 - 01:11 PM
Maybe but that takes 44% of your 2.2GHz processor.
that's his memory usage.. it takes 18% of his CPU though..
Posted 16 December 2006 - 01:29 PM
Doesn't the Aero display run off the gpu rather then the cpu. So his cpu usage is probably from another app running. Whenever I use the flip3D my cpu usage doesn't elevate.
Maybe but that takes 44% of your 2.2GHz processor.
on a different thought...
I would like to see MORE enhancements use MORE cpu usage. Why have a 2.4Ghz or 3.0Ghz if the thing never goes beyond 10%. Max it out baby. Show me what you can do.
Posted 16 December 2006 - 01:46 PM
Posted 16 December 2006 - 05:52 PM
Edited by Marthax, 16 December 2006 - 05:52 PM.
Posted 16 December 2006 - 11:27 PM
Posted 17 December 2006 - 12:27 AM
Posted 17 December 2006 - 03:31 AM
Posted 17 December 2006 - 04:11 AM
why u people think that cause it needs high cost hardware its a worthless os? have u guys tried installing it on a pc with 512mb ram(xp needs the same!) and geforce 5200 or 2.4 Ghz cpu? i did and let me tell u IT WORKS FINE! its just that if u have more money then u have more fun and i dont see anything wrong with that as long as it runs on lower hardwares too(like it does now).
and vista is not only about gui
and who says vista ultimate price is high? when u no more need to buy third party softwares like firewall or norton ghost or even firefox(what does it have that ie7 doesnt?).acdsee pfff please why not MS photo gallery?
wanna make a dvd? why buy a third party? wanna see whats goin on on your windows? use sysinternals tools.(u can find them on microsoft.com) onlu thing remains is a good AV like kaspersky.
and BTW i love vista gui.why not enjoy my time behind the monitor with the cool gui?
Edited by fatalwoomera, 17 December 2006 - 04:13 AM.
Posted 17 December 2006 - 04:22 AM
Posted 17 December 2006 - 04:32 AM
As for Flip3d in Vista, try out TopDesk (Google it), which does something similar to replicating it on Windows XP. The trial is great.
I personally don't download anything that's not with Windows unless there is some benefit... WinAmp and Firefox for example.
This is my Alt+Tab now:
Edited by BrainDrain, 17 December 2006 - 04:35 AM.
Posted 17 December 2006 - 07:26 AM
What is your Hardware?
at this moment im posting and im really satisfied
This is a different story, do you have enough time to list FF advantages?
firefox(what does it have that ie7 doesnt?
XP has Paint & viewer and a built-in writer tool, but I do not know what more features vista built-in tool has
acdsee pfff please why not MS photo gallery? wanna make a dvd? why buy a third party? wanna see whats goin on on your windows? use sysinternals tools.(u can find them on microsoft.com) onlu thing remains is a good AV like kaspersky.
there are dozens of lovely XP themes that let you enjoy your stay too
BTW i love vista gui.why not enjoy my time behind the monitor with the cool gui?
Edited by MGadAllah, 17 December 2006 - 07:27 AM.
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