Which is better and why?
XP is alright, never used Vista.
Vista is better though the regular updates for each and sundry eats up my bandwidth.
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This laptop, which I bought at the start of the year, came with Vista and after a few teething problems, I've had no dramas with it whatsoever. I can't remember the last time I got a dreaded blue screen, and aside from the occasional freeze (which I envisage is more due to the laptop than the OS), it's run smoothly.
I have Vista at the moment, but I love Windows XP. Although Windows 3.1 was the fastest, smoothest and most stable version of Windows ever. I remember growing up on Windows 3.1 and MS DOS. Brings back so many great memories.
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Vista dont support many thing
XP for me ...ya 3.1 was good ....
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Despite the complaints (mainly from incompetent users or tech geeks), Vista is just fine. XP is fine as well but you may as well go with the latest features. Vista for me, assuming you're not considering a Mac.
Have noticed most who rubbish Vista use it then do away with it, without giving a lot of chance. Fair enough I suppose, but a couple of people I know who have it feel basically the same way I do - was quite poor to begin with, but once you get the feel of it and use it for a while it actually gets better. Basically straight out of the box XP >>> straight out of the box Vista. Vista after 6 months use >>> XP after six months use.
Have said it a million times probably but Vista on a computer that can run it properly is very good.
Really can't think of anything on Vista that I don't like, that can't be disabled (i.e. User account control thing, which incidentally some Linux distros have as well).
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But of the two, have been used to XP for ages but my housemate has Vista on his core duo lappie (not exactly that grunty) and Vista flies, no problems with it.....provided your hardware is well supported.
And Win 3.1 was absolute ****. Windows 95 was such a massive upgrade from that dog of an OS.
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