Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Why you shouldn't be excited switching to Windows Vista

It's more than two years since Windows Vista was launched to the public and you might be wondering if now is the right time to make the switch.

Overall, Vista is simply just like Windows XP but with nicer and richer interface (requires a good graphics card though). But that's just it and you still have to deal with driver issues and the UAC (User Account Control) annoyances not to mention hogging your resources. You just won't know if your old scanner or printer will be provide driver support for Vista.

Another sign to stay away from Vista is that Microsoft still continues to ship the more stable and resource friendly Windows XP. They originally planned to terminate licensing and retail sales of Windows XP last January 2007 (2 years after Vista release) but had to extend it for 5 more months. Hmmm, I guess people are not yet sold on Vista.

Not only that but Windows 7, the next major Windows release is slated to be available to the general public sometime in 2010. This release includes the newer and much better file management system (WinFS) that is supposed to be included in the Windows Vista release.

So if I were you, I wouldn't be too excited switching to Vista.


blanne said...

i WAS excited. i never knew it needed a minimum of 512mb ram. that stopped me from installing. hehe

Pinoy WebSurfer said...

ouch, 512 RAM minimum is a joke. parang di ka rin nag-Vista pag 512 RAM. parang windows xp lang na may vista wallpaper. hehehe.

noee said...

Hay naku, true. Vista takes up a lot of resources. Pero most of the laptops that you buy come with Vista na. I bought my mom a laptop last year and she can't even use it in the office kasi hindi nga compatible with a lot of stuff.

Pinoy WebSurfer said...

yup, pero now they're bringing back the option of installing XP instead, until june 2008 at least. well i know Dell does it for its laptops and desktops.

Berryblitz said...

i'm not excited at all. i'm ok with win xp and my pc would not be really good with vista. laki ng requirements eh.

Pinoy WebSurfer said...

yup! win xp muna.

shaula0pink said...

i prefer win xp pa din. hehe..
ei thanks for dropping by my site! :)

mm.. yung one of the triplets nasa amin. then yung two na sa two titas ko. hehe.. haay.. ang hirap kasi 6 yrs. old na sya pero di pa nya alam ang left and right, abs, colors, and numbers. kaya we're thinking na magstart muna sya sa nursery..

already linked u btw. hope ull do the same. :)

Pinoy WebSurfer said...

thanks shaula! linked you :)

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