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Tests Show Vista Is A 'step Back' From Xp


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 11:58 AM

Researcher likens Vista to Windows 98...Windows Vista's Aero user interface suffers from more "friction" than its predecessor XP, according to a French analyst, and is actually a step back for Microsoft...Windows XP was a major step forward from Windows 98, but Vista is back to where 98 was,"...Microsoft declined to comment on Pfeiffer's Vista user interface research.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 12:41 PM

I am a total Vista user, and previously a beta tester. I agee with that comment. The so-called" new hidden features remain, for me, an average, non-game player, user, just that - hidden!

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 08:02 AM

I have seen a lot of improvements in Vista over XP - but I'll have to say that Aero is just a toy that consumes a lot of resources for very little result of substance.

I've primarily used Ultimate with Aero turned off - but I've come to love the Basic version that came on the laptop that we bought for my wife's office. It's lean and clean and does what I want/need it to do.

Most of the improvements (particularly in the kernel, networking, error handling, and in the error reporting) are significant - although they may not be easily seen by users.

This being said, Vista does use more resources than previous versions of Windows. As with any OS, as it gets more "user friendly" it'll consume more resources. It's gotta get more complicated inside so it'll be easier to use on the outside.

Some will live with it, some won't. Only time will tell if it's a success or not.
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