Why is Vista better than XP

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some things i like about vista from using it for a few days

vista can play dvds
vista can burn dvds
vista can has a sidebar which could have some really cool tools in the future
vista looks better
vista loads programs faster
vista has a cool fast-search tool
vista's basic photo viewer/browser thing can get rid of red-eye and adjust brightness/contrast/colour (no resize though)
vista has mahjong titans
media player 11 looks better on the toolbar than on the XP one
 
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Search is outstanding. Its so quick and I like it.
I also like the network places additions of FTP folder locations and stuff.
UAC I like too, makes it easier for people who dont know they shouldnt click on dodgy links to be warned they are installing cack.
Its pretty.
It boots quick, it shutsdown quick
 
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The subtlety - everything is so much smoother. What you would ordinary do on xp, just happens at a click of a mouse button with vista rather than a chug or harddrive whirl..

Not a major point but makes for a more enjoyable, stress-free experience.
 
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Rebelius said:
some things i like about vista from using it for a few days

vista can play dvds
powerdvd does too :p
vista can burn dvds
Nero can too
vista can has a sidebar which could have some really cool tools in the future
Desktop sidebar program for winxp, been around ages before vista was out
vista looks better
no reason to pay €€€/$$$/£££ for
vista loads programs faster
one good point, however i dont think this applies to people with 256 mb or 512 mb ram
vista has a cool fast-search tool
never heard of this , ill google in a sec
vista's basic photo viewer/browser thing can get rid of red-eye and adjust brightness/contrast/colour (no resize though)
photoshop is better
vista has mahjong titans
ehhh?
media player 11 looks better on the toolbar than on the XP one
''looks better'' again something that really isnt worth the money...

now all the disadvantages:

You cant change hardware
its 16 gb
its expensive as hell
has all kinds of poor drivers atm (yes i know, give it time, not ms fault, but still a disadvantage at the moment)
big system specs, people with old pc's are ******.
I understand i dont have full admin controll anymore, some kind of anti worm protection or something??
 
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snowdog - you're arguments are weak, and suggesting alternative software to something the OS achieves at no additional cost is pointless. Do you know how much photoshop costs!? :confused:
I remain baffled by the endless bashing Vista is receiving. I'd bet most of those complaining have not even tried it out.
 
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snowdog - you're arguments are weak, and suggesting alternative software to something the OS achieves at no additional cost is pointless. Do you know how much photoshop costs!? :confused:
I remain baffled by the endless bashing Vista is receiving. I'd bet most of those complaining have not even tried it out.

No i havent and untill nvidia will make good drivers i wont, i'm a gamer and cant accept poor drivers... Just the thing is vista is a lot more expensive as xp, and i just dont want to spend a lot of money for nothing (for stuff i can do already now )

EDIT: the thing is i already own all the extra software, if i wouldnt the stuff would'nt stand, however i assume most people own those software now for xp...
 
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powerdvd and nero are usually at extra cost...
vista home premium and ultimate(the 2 "main" versions) have media centre.
windows contacts.
windows calendar.
windows meeting space.
windows experience index.(good for noobs who know nothing of spec)
32 and 64 bit versions available across the board.
far more scalable then xp.
more cant think right now though...
 
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I answered the question at hand "Why is Vista better than XP"

not why is vista better than XP+photoshop+PowerDVD+Nero+dualbootwithlinux

snowdog, like to point out that my granny could probably get rid of red-eyes and crop a photo in the vista photo gallery. Not a chance with Photoshop.

you can change hardware as much as you could in XP.

the rest of your points seem to be based on running an old PC or the fact that Vista has been out for a week.


and about that memory munching problem... Have you read anywhere saying that MS have admitted it's a problem and said they'll fix it in SP1? I don't notice any problem, just that vista actually caches things unlike XP.
 
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Pros and cons for Vista:-
Pros
Feels much snappier
Caches the programs in memory that you use most often for quicker loading.
A decentish built in Mail program (similar to Outlook)
The Aero interface, even though it is a gimmick, I love it.
No need for 3rd party apps to:- play dvd's, edit photos, etc.
Windows Defender and a better Firewall.

Cons
On an old pc it is slllooowww.
Drivers need to reach maturity
Bit of a resource hog at times.
 
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i personally dont think vista is better than XP at the moment for the average user. This might change when vista is fully ready and all appz and drivers are vista ready. Vista still needs to mature.
 
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