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Old 05-01-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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YAY! Vista SP2 coming out soon!

Microsoft Completes Work On Windows Vista SP2 -- InformationWeek

I'm hoping for a great improvement!
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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I'm hoping for a great improvement!
But you have said that Vista is just great, and that everything is about it and applications that run on it is just perfect.

Or are you secretly saying that it may now become a viable, usable OS, which will requre 'great' improvements.
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Vista SP1 has been ok for me. I'm not saying it's been perfect, but it's a hell of a lot better than most people say. But I will say this: You DO NEED RAM for it to be good. For me, I've got 8gb of RAM and a 3.8ghz processor. Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 runs perfectly on it. Though I'm waiting for Windows 7, which will be a 1000x improvement over Vista. Better memory management just to name one of the features.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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I seriously doubt your gonna see much of an improvement with SP2, but I suppose it's possible. As far as Windows 7, great OS! I'm running x64 on my 1.83Ghz laptop with only a gig of RAM and it performs just as well if not better than XP, no way I'd consider running Vista on it without more RAM. I do have 2 2GB sticks on the way for it, but W7 is staying.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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My Vista 64 Home Premium SP1 isn't coughing at 6gb DDR3 10666. 18 sets of tabbed browsers or so and flipping between Crysis is around a 4.7 GB load.

The improvements I'm looking for is the ability to install and play ALL of my OLD software, like video games...
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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YAY! Vista SP2 coming out soon!

Microsoft Completes Work On Windows Vista SP2 -- InformationWeek

I'm hoping for a great improvement!

well, it certainly couldn't be any worse.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I recently installed Vista SP2 and it appears to increase the performance of the OS. I suspect some of the performance enhancements in Windows 7 have been backported. Too bad the Vista brand is so tarnished because after 2 service packs it has actually become a very stable and usable OS.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I recently installed Vista SP2 and it appears to increase the performance of the OS. I suspect some of the performance enhancements in Windows 7 have been backported. Too bad the Vista brand is so tarnished because after 2 service packs it has actually become a very stable and usable OS.

right?!
i love vista.
its a shame its going to be skipped by many, i think it had to take one for the team in order for windows 7 to be as great as it is
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:19 AM
 
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right?!
i love vista.
its a shame its going to be skipped by many, i think it had to take one for the team in order for windows 7 to be as great as it is
Really?
What is to love about Vista?

It launches programs, it manages the file system, it manages the hardware, and you interface with the "operating system" primarily to start programs and shut the system down. An operating system is a tool that is out of sight 99% of the time, is stable, and shouldn't nag.

Oh yea, and you get to play "mother may I?" with it frequently.

Aside from the 'mother may I' part, how is it functionally different than XP, what does it add that is 'just so great' that I am somehow depriving myself, aside from the fact I don't like "mother may I"?
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Really?
What is to love about Vista?

It launches programs, it manages the file system, it manages the hardware, and you interface with the "operating system" primarily to start programs and shut the system down. An operating system is a tool that is out of sight 99% of the time, is stable, and shouldn't nag.

Oh yea, and you get to play "mother may I?" with it frequently.

Aside from the 'mother may I' part, how is it functionally different than XP, what does it add that is 'just so great' that I am somehow depriving myself, aside from the fact I don't like "mother may I"?
we clearly had this argument in another thread
so its not your cup of tea, well thats great quit posting how you hate vista,
i hate mac but im not bashing it every thread i get the chance
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