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Is windows vista better than Windows XP? what are the major benefits? can anyone help me?

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Asked by Ricardo Henzie, 05 Jun '09 11:04 am
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Following are the features of Windows Vista
Windows Aero: Windows Vista features a totally different look for its interfacea cleaner, transparent look with impressive graphic quality, not to mention Live Icons and the new Windows Flip 3D feature. Windows Aero requires a higher-end video graphics card; otherwise, Windows Vista is displayed using Windows Basic. Check with your computer manufacturer, or use the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor to see whether your video card is ready for Windows Aero.
Windows Sidebar: Windows Vista offers a panel (transparent, if you're using Windows Aero) that displays your selection of Windows gadgetsmini-applications that perform useful functions, such as a clock, a calendar, a Microsoft Office Outlook inbox representation, and currency exchange.
Microsoft Windows Media Player 11: While you can download it for Windows XP, this latest and greatest version of Windows Media Player is designed for Windows Vista and shouldn't be missed. With its new graphic ...more
Answered by joyesh chakraborty, 05 Jun '09 11:31 am

 
  
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Windows XP beats Vista hands down. Better still wai until August when Windows 7 the brand new version of Windows is launched.

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Answered by Saj Sierra, 05 Jun '09 11:06 am

 
  
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Functionally both are similar
Visibally vista is more appealing as the visual effects are great
The downside with vista is that it is a space (on hard disk) guzler (Recomended partitionside for insallation is 40GB) and requires atleast 1.5GB RAM added to this you require a good graphics card to enjoy the aero feature (Visual Effects)
Answered by Global Solutions, 05 Jun '09 11:11 am

 
  
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Depends really on what you define as \'better\'. XP has been well patched, and runs stabily on most currently operational hardware. Vista requires more modern hardware, and (as with XP) the more the merrier. Don\'t be frugal on RAM or processor power, though the 64-bit and 32-bit arguments will go on for several years still.

System requirements and licensing aside, Vista is the next generation Microsoft platform for desktops, and it has a few \'neat\' gadgets, but nothing overwhelmingly worth the price of the upgrade.If your computer sits under the desk and does it\'s thing day in and day out, stick with XP.

For laptops however, it\'s an entirely different story. A laptop designed to work with Vista, (signed drivers, etc) will gain from one critical feature in Vista, the ability to seamlessly switch from network to network (though this feature is available only in the Ultimate version) with few if any hitches.However, if you have one or two networks you work off of (home and work ...more
Answered by patel, 05 Jun '09 07:21 pm

 
  
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Vista is much more resource-hungry and memory-hungry than XP. In production environment, Vista\'s added tools like Aero etc. are of no use. In addition, the Vista compatible softwares are priced higher and most softwares still do not have a Vista version. Unless you use your PC as a latest gizmo to show off, don\'t go for Vista.
Answered by Parthapratim Chakravorty, 05 Jun '09 02:06 pm

 
  
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Vista has better security...
every time it asks user permission to access kernel...
Answered by abhishek pare, 05 Jun '09 02:10 pm

 
  
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Windows Vista is certainly better than XP. The major difference lies in security features. Windows Vista is much more secured than Windows XP.

I know the detractors of Windows Vista talk about its slow speed, but one needs to realize that in a computer, it\'s not only software, but hardware too is responsible for speed. You can\'t blame the 4.2L car engine of Audi, if you fit it in a State Roadways Transport bus of Maharashtra.

Windows Vista takes minimum half GB to operate. So minimum RAM should be 2 GB and startup tray should be as clean as possible.
Answered by manish varma, 07 Jun '09 08:22 am

 
  
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No doubt the looks are better in vista,,bt,,,xp is more light,,,vista sme times hangs without any reason,,where as xp works fine absolutely,,,more over vista occupies around 60% of rom,,where as in case of xp it is jus 40 %
Answered by mikisingh, 06 Jun '09 10:37 pm

 
  
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There is already an OS is available with all advanced features with less or no cost under one name Linux. Why we people are spending more for the costlier MS softwares.
Answered by Dinesh, 07 Jun '09 09:36 am

 
  
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No, Infact I prefer XP more den vista
Answered by pulkit kanjilal, 05 Jun '09 11:05 am

 
  
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