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Old 3rd November 2009, 05:33 AM   #1
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I am planning to buy new laptop.But confused little which system to buy.So please share your experience so i can get some ideas.which one is better..?
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Old 3rd November 2009, 07:08 AM   #2
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Old 3rd November 2009, 07:11 AM   #3
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As a Mac nerd, why go for an old operating system just because it works good? Mac user are the opposite. Everyone want the newest even if there are many bugs.
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I think 7 is inherently more stable than Vista and performance is better, GUI is better etc.
Thing is, Ive heard that after several weeks of use, windows 7's performance goes down considerably, not sure why. I run Vista and while its been unstable, it seems better now, however the disk is allways thrashing(5 minutes after booting). I think vista ideally needs 4 gigs of RAM which it cant address by design. What I dont understand is why anyone would pay for it, but if it doesnt come with the pc I would use linux. Besides, 98% of the time I use a browser, the cloud is a reality and soon the OS will be a browser. Maybe MS days are numbered?
NikGary, I just read your post again, if you get the choice with a new PC buy Windows 7. MS have addressed alot of the flaws of Vista that made it such a flop. It looks to be a sound OS.

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Thing is, Ive heard that after several weeks of use, windows 7's performance goes down considerably, not sure why.
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I had the same impression. But Windows 7 is so much better than Vista.

I would never ever go back to Vista. It's incredibly slow and resource-hungry. After two years of it (Vista) I finally found XP-drivers for my laptop and installed XP Pro. It was just amazing how fast the machine suddenly was. Then I installed Win7 out of curiosity and was surprised to see that it felt almost as fast as XP, even with all that eyecandy. After using it for some time XP felt so outdated that I decided to stick with 7. It's stable, it has nice features and if you turn off that UAC-crap it's not even annoying.

So if you ask me, take Windows 7. Vista is the worst operating system I have ever come across.
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yeah vista is very rescource hungry. I turned uac off on vista. I think Vista was never as bad as the press it got to be honest.
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I have Vista on my Notebook and Windows 7 on my home Desktop.
I've had no problem with Vista. It's been rock stable but it is a resource hog.
Windows 7 appears to be scaled-back Vista.
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I suspect some of my instability issues are the laptop mouse pad drivers bluescreening. Blue screens Ive read somewhere no longer exist. It just freezes and needs a reboot. Its hugely better these days. BTW Frank, whats your avatar "FOX" about?
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XP for old hardware, 7 for new hardware. Now that 7 is finally *officially* here, I don't view vista as being an option worth talking about.
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I suspect some of my instability issues are the laptop mouse pad drivers bluescreening. Blue screens Ive read somewhere no longer exist. It just freezes and needs a reboot. Its hugely better these days. BTW Frank, whats your avatar "FOX" about?
I work for FOX Television. I probably should change the avatar.
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