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Windows Vista woes

thisismyusernamethisismyusername Registered User regular
edited November 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
So I just bought a new computer today, it came pre-installed with Vista. I've heard a few bad things about Vista. my question is as simple as this this: should I downgrade to XP and why? I thank you all in advance for your time.

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    Shark_MegaByteShark_MegaByte Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    You paid for Vista along with your new pc. It's already on there for you. Since it's already in place, and it will take more work to change that, why not try it for a while and see whether it's okay for you? What other people will tell you about Vista is based on their own preferences, and what they have seen and heard. Your preferences and experience may be completely different.

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    thisismyusernamethisismyusername Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I've heard horror stories about Microsoft/Government looking onto my PC. Now, I enjoy sharing files online. Am I at any more of a risk using Vista and torrents than I am using XP and torrents?

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    robotbeboprobotbebop Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    All those people telling you that MS/Government is "looking onto" your PC are paranoid toolbags. For one, it's illegal for MS to do it (precedent set by Blizzard or something.) Second, the government itself doesn't give a crap about file sharing, it's the media companies that do, and again, it's illegal for them to hax your megahurtz; so to speak.

    Do yourself a favor and in the future disregard any advice they give you on computers or even on life in general.

    The plain fact of the matter is that 99% of any anti-Vista rhetoric right now is just being dusted off from 2001 when XP came out. It's all the same garbage, by all the same people - who were clinging to Win98 at the time and now amusingly clinging to 2000/XP.

    We had a big thread about this a few months back riiight here.

    So, really, it just boils down to how YOU like Vista and not what random paranoid toolbags say.

    EDIT: Dur, dunno why I thought XP came out in 1999.

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    iTunesIsEviliTunesIsEvil Cornfield? Cornfield.Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    robotbebop wrote: »
    All those people telling you that MS/Government is "looking onto" your PC are paranoid toolbags.
    I cannot lime this hard e-fucking-nough. Goddamnit people. Just goddamnit.

    There is no reason to downgrade to XP unless Vista won't do something you need to do, or it doesn't perform like you think it should. I've been running Vista since it went RTM (yay MSDN) and have had 0 problems on 2 desktops (both built in 2004), and 2 laptops ('05, '07).

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    rannelvisrannelvis Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I finished building my new pc last weekend, (e6320 cpu, 2 gigs of ram, 8800 gt) and installed vista 64, and have nothing but praises for it. the best feature, imho, is that I no longer have to look for programs and my desktop is completely empty. for any program I want to run, I click the start button (or hit the windows key on the keyboard) and type in the first few letters of the program, and it pops up. so much easier and faster to hit "fir" instead of start>programs>mozilla>then finding the right icon.

    that being said, if your computer isn't up to spec, your mileage may vary

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