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Old 07-29-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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I think I am sticking w/ Vista .... ie8!

I think I am sticking with Vista. It is running great and I customize the hell out of it.

Is there some kind of performance benefit with Win7 ? I have more than enough resources to run Vista.

And I don't like ie8. The trend is for a lighter browser and they came out with this monster. I will stay with ie7 thank You.




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Old 07-30-2009, 09:29 AM   #2
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Re: I think I am sticking w/ Vista .... ie8!

Have you tried the accelerators in IE8? For me this is one of the biggest improvements in a browser since the tabs. In my case, to highlight an item, right click and google search is awsome.

I have to admit that I really don't care about performance hits if I like a feature.

Looking at your sig, I agree that you probably won't notice a performance differenct. Here is a rundown of some feature differences. Windows 7 vs. Vista - the major features make the new OS better
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:47 AM   #3
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Re: I think I am sticking w/ Vista .... ie8!

Windows 7 is a definite step up from Vista in terms of speed, reliability and features. If you have a rig that handles Vista decently, then Windows 7 would screeeeam on that thing.

You don't HAVE to use IE8 on Windows 7. Buy the E editions, and you get to pick what browser you want to use.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:02 PM   #4
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Re: I think I am sticking w/ Vista .... ie8!

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Windows 7 is a definite step up from Vista in terms of speed, reliability and features. If you have a rig that handles Vista decently, then Windows 7 would screeeeam on that thing.
My neighbor has 7 and swears by it. I'm thinking of switching.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:16 AM   #5
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Re: I think I am sticking w/ Vista .... ie8!

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Have you tried the accelerators in IE8? For me this is one of the biggest improvements in a browser since the tabs. In my case, to highlight an item, right click and google search is awsome.

I have to admit that I really don't care about performance hits if I like a feature.

Looking at your sig, I agree that you probably won't notice a performance differenct. Here is a rundown of some feature differences. Windows 7 vs. Vista - the major features make the new OS better
Most of the security features I would disable. The only thing I would want (that I can see) is the updated Experience Index.

I do like that the 32-bit ver reads more than 3.5GB of RAM. But, I have the 64-bit Vista and using 12GB of memory. My notebook flys with 2GBs and a stripped down Vista 32-bit.

Don't get me wrong, on a new system, I would buy Win7 (unless Vista was real cheap). Just don't see any reason to "upgrade".


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Old 08-07-2009, 05:09 AM   #6
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I agree about sticking with Vista...I have 2 hard drives setup (one with Vista SP2 and one with W7 RC1)...I switch back and forth between them and Vista is exactly the same as W7...a few layout and formatting issues aside, if you are happy with Vista, stick with it...W7's main advantage over Vista is much better SSD compatibility/performance...(but if you don't own an SSD and don't plan to anytime in the near future then that advantage is mute)...W7 also uses less system resources and does a feel a bit more snappy...but that aside they are one and the same

even gaming performance is pretty much equal across both platforums

ATI Catalyst 9.7 and Nvidia GeForce 190.38 Drivers in Windows 7 - X-bit labs

I actually also like W7's Aero look a bit better as well...the ability to close out thumbnail previews is very helpful...I still might upgrade to W7, not for any particular reason but just because I can...might not happen right away but overall I am extremely happy with Vista

W7 is for people who are still using XP or older OS's and got scared off by the perception that Vista is evil...those with Vista have zero need to upgrade (especially with DX11 being made available for Vista and not being a W7 exclusive like DX10 was with Vista)
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Re: I think I am sticking w/ Vista .... ie8!

I was just reading about the SSD performance benefits about Win7. Intel may update the Intel Matrix Storage driver for better SSD performance as well. Time ill tell.
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I was just reading about the SSD performance benefits about Win7. Intel may update the Intel Matrix Storage driver for better SSD performance as well. Time ill tell.
I really hope so, and soon...
As I running SSD's in RAID-O
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Re: I think I am sticking w/ Vista .... ie8!

I have a dual boot between Vista and Win7... the only times I go into Vista is b/c there is no driver support for my 6 year old webcam in W7.

I gave this old system I had to a buddy of mine... It could run Win XP... and by run, I mean survive. It was a 2.5ish AMD, and ATI 9550, 1 Gb Ram, pretty old stuff. I formatted the thing before I gave it to him b/c everything was starting to die, and when I was reinstalling the OS I figured out I had lost the CD key for Win XP. Good times! So I installed W7 on there... worked like a charm, with transparency and everything!

W7 is what Vista should have been. I work with a lot of MSFT server guys, and they all agree. W7 all the way.
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And I don't like ie8. The trend is for a lighter browser and they came out with this monster. I will stay with ie7 thank You.
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Re: I think I am sticking w/ Vista .... ie8!

I may change, after I read in detail, if there are any memory management improvements. I customize the Prefech and Super-fetch with Vista. But, I am still not satisfied how my 12GB are used. Maybe a Vista SP-3 will come someday.


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Re: I think I am sticking w/ Vista .... ie8!

Well I been playing with Win7 for a few days now. Few things I like and a few things I don't. But, basically it is the same thing as Vista w/a few bugs. People will like it because it loads the install fast. I am not giving up my Vista. But, I will keep a copy of Win7 so I can stay current with the technology. Though, it is the same OS with a few things in different places. No big deal!

All my benchmarks are also a little better with my Vista -64 (w/ customized system changes)

Here are a few pics of my VISTA Theme - I also have independent taskbars on 3 monitors






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Re: I think I am sticking w/ Vista .... ie8!

Chuckbam,

There are several differences between Windows 7 and Windows Vista. To learn more about Windows 7Microsoft does have a site with whitepapers, tutorials, walkthroughs and screen casts on all the “under the hood” features in Win 7. Check out the Springboard site for Windows 7 on TechNet

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There are several differences between Windows 7 and Windows Vista. To learn more about Windows 7Microsoft does have a site with whitepapers, tutorials, walkthroughs and screen casts on all the “under the hood” features in Win 7. Check out the Springboard site for Windows 7 on TechNet

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Hi Jessica,
Out of the "several differences", which one would say was the most significant?
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:20 PM   #15
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Chuckbam,

There are several differences between Windows 7 and Windows Vista. To learn more about Windows 7Microsoft does have a site with whitepapers, tutorials, walkthroughs and screen casts on all the “under the hood” features in Win 7. Check out the Springboard site for Windows 7 on TechNet

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Hi Jessica, to ABXZone

Glad to have you aboard!

In addition to the references you provided, others who may read this thread might also be interested in the following Wikipedia article, which contains an extensive description of features that are new to W7:

Features new to Windows 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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