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Windows Selection - Which One?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by lsocoee, Feb 26, 2008.

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Which OS should I run?

  1. Vista Ultimate 64 Bit

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
  2. XP Pro 64 Bit

    6 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. XP Pro 32 Bit

    12 vote(s)
    54.5%
  4. Other - List in Comments

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. Feb 26, 2008 at 3:56 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Moderator

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    I can't decide which version of windows to run. Help me out.

    I'm running a Intel Core 2 E6600 processor (64 bit, 2.4 Ghz) with 2 gb RAM and an SLI setup with 7600 video cards.

    Here's my problems, I can't get SLI to work on Vista, certain programs won't run on XP 64 bit, I feel like I'm missing out on performance gains by going XP 32 bit.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i just ordered a 2.2ghz core 2 duo w/ 2 GB ram w/ a 20" widescreen LCD running xp home from the factory (I'll be upping it to pro 32bit) and had to settle for an 8600 gt 512mb card since the stock power supply was only 325W. as long as i can replace the power supply, since its a dell, i'll be putting in a 500W this summer and going to an 8800 gt OC 512mb. but i got that base system for $660 shipped and the 8600gt 512 for $75 and both should be here by thursday..w00t!
     
  3. Feb 26, 2008 at 4:23 PM
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    so pro 32 bit for me? The Vista is just so good looking.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2008 at 4:25 PM
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    I prefer XP all the way. I have to use both Vista and XP and I'm 10x more productive with XP. Go with XP 32-bit but if you must run 64-bit, then go with Vista. Vista 64 > XP 64.
     
  5. Feb 26, 2008 at 4:31 PM
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    I was afraid of sticking with XP just because I was comfortable with it and that I could be getting more out of Vista. You know how old people want phones that just make calls and hate new technology? I'm afraid I'm turning into that guy at 27.

    I agree, Vista 64 is much better that XP 64. I was extremely unimpressed with XP 64. Vista 64 seems ok, but there are a bunch of programs that aren't ready for vista.

    XP 32 bit, here I come!
     
  6. Feb 26, 2008 at 5:42 PM
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    wat?
    definately xp 32...i made sure that my new comp had that coming to me w/ it. i wouldnt have purchased a "bix box" computer if i couldnt get xp on it
     
  7. Feb 26, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    32 bit XP is the hands down winner for compatibility over the 64 bit and benchmarks about 10% higher than Vista.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2008 at 8:37 PM
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    Alright. Talk to y'all tomorrow. I'm formatting away.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2008 at 9:23 PM
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    If you already have the install disk for both Vista and XP, then configure your system to dual boot. That's what I' doing...although all I'm using Vista for now is to play Texas Holdem..:eek:
     
  10. Feb 26, 2008 at 10:56 PM
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    that's what I was doing for a while. Then I finally decided to commit. I just finished installing my XP updates. I still have a bunch of software to install, but I won't be going back to Vista for at least year.
     
  11. Feb 27, 2008 at 12:38 AM
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    I bite the bullet at work and went with Vista figuring that I need to stay up with the current OS. Plus our IT person said I would like it more. I wish I had stuck with XP, who ever said it above "I was way more productive with XP" was right. Sounds like you made the right choice staying with XP. Vista slows down ACAD, Outlook and just about every other program. Next computer at home will have Leopard, I'm going to switch.
     
  12. Feb 27, 2008 at 7:41 AM
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    This thread highlights a real problem in this country. There is windows and everything else. God I wish someone would get off there butt and build a truly competive OS for PCs so MS would have a rival and we would have choices other than an Apple or Linux. In fact I always tell myself if I win the lottery that is exactly what I'm going to do with money and I do it would sell as tired as people are of being in MS control. Now as for the OP I say XP 32 but I'd recomend hacking it up a little to get it to run just right.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2008 at 9:40 AM
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    i tried Vista buisiness or pro or whatever for about 8 months. i thought "hey, might as well not get behind". but after 8 months of frustration i gave up and reloaded XP last week. i couldnt take it anymore. it is the most worthless OS i have ever used. XP is solid and reliable. I will never use Vista again. And keep in mind i didnt come to this decision after just one week. i gave it the better half of a year, hoping i would get use to it or they would release updates to make it better, but finally i just gave up on it completely. Although i will say that asthetically Vista is beautiful. All the IT guys at work run XP at home and wont even touch Vista.
     
  14. Feb 27, 2008 at 10:24 AM
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    XP pro 32 bit is what I run. Vista is another Windows ME nightmare that I am hoping it will just go away. :laugh:
     
  15. Feb 27, 2008 at 11:27 AM
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    Stay away from Vista is what I'm told by my tech dept. They crash/freeze for no apparent reason. :confused:
     
  16. Feb 27, 2008 at 12:09 PM
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    I'd run as far and as fast from Vista as possible. My mother, bought a new Dell laptop, and the only way it would come is with vista, and it took me nearly 2 weeks off and on to get it to the point where everything she wanted pseudo worked, as in not really worked, but did function in some sort of crippled form or another. Never again. (While not an IT guy, I do know enough about computers to make myself dangerous, and the computer I had before the one I have now I built myself just to see if I could, and it took me less time to build and set-up that damn thing than it took me to install some software and connect a few periferals on that damn vista machine)

    A question for Phantom.

    About 10 years ago I ran redhat linux, but went back to windows after I left college as I was not arround CS majors to bail me out if I F...ed up big anymore.

    Is the ubuntu more plug and play/fool proof than the old redhat was? IE: could I go back to running Linux, or do you still need to be a CS major to run it effectively?
     
  17. Feb 27, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    I ran linux for about a month and it bugged me because I couldn't get all my hardware running. I've got an older computer that I might setup for linux and use that as an in house server.
     
  18. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    u MUST be god b/c u just raised the dead...haha
     
  19. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    haha...riddick....good shit
     
  20. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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