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Vista Or Xp?

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#1 Sallie48


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Posted 10 June 2007 - 07:33 PM

I am in the process of having my new PC built...(Dell, I could never build my own.) I have the choice of XP or Vista. From your experience with both, what would you recommend? Any insight will be appreciated.


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Posted 11 June 2007 - 06:13 AM

It depends upon 2 things:
1) The support available for your components - you'll need Vista compatible drivers for your hardware
2) The programs that you use - you'll need Vista compatible programs for your computer.

Look at this with a view to the future - what do you expect to be doing with the computer in 2 to 3 years? After that, the technology will have progressed far enough that you'll probably want a new system.

There are ways to force many (if not most) drivers and applications to work with Vista. If you're looking for a trouble free experience, go with XP. If you're looking to utilize the latest technology, go with Vista.

Dell computers are fine, it's just that they have the same drawbacks as any other major manufacturer (primarily issues with tech support, proprietary hardware, and all the installed "crud"). As such, they're generally not as upgradeable as a custom built system - but otherwise they work just fine.
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 12:01 AM

or, think about dual booting


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