quote: On the other side of things, the SP1 update has somehow created a performance degradation in copy times to external USB 2.0 hard drives. Something is going wrong in Windows Vista SP1 during USB copies, and the issue is currently under investigation. Meanwhile Windows Vista SP1 takes a 40 to 50 percent performance hit in this type of file copies, when compared to base Windows Vista.
quote: According to Ford Motor, the Model T had fuel economy on the order of 13 to 21 mpg
quote: TextSo; upgrading to Vista 64? Not so bright for the standard user with a preexisting XP machine... No real benefit. And any power user wanting any advanced functionality out of vista, ie DX10, etc. Should get Vista 64! But vista 32, is just plain dumb.
quote: full on 64 bit os penetration
quote: So how is this Microsoft's problem?
quote: Also, could you link me to those "farting apps?" I like my bathroom humor as much as the next guy.
quote: The GUI feels faster than XP, and on sufficiently powerful hardware (San Diego A64 and 2GB RAM)
quote: 1. Vista does not require wipes/re-installs to continue to operate smoothly, XP does.
quote: The only time XP should ever FEEL slower is when you have the system running for 2+ years without any AV or spyware or security software plus have never used msconfig to remove all the extra junk that may have been installed.
quote: I'm not sure when it was decided that an OS update needs to improve performance.
quote: Another CNET blogger, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, claims just the opposite: that Vista file transfers increase dramatically with the new service pack.
quote: "You’ll see the biggest improvements over older versions of Windows when copying files on high-latency, high-bandwidth networks where the large I/Os,
quote: How many times has Apple asked for a $129.99 upgrade to they new OSX in the past 5 years?
quote: And everytime the was issues and software and devices that did not work.
quote: People have to realize that software and devices are getting more demanding and require more specs.
quote: Vista is good for normal use. But for gaming it is totally bad.