Rate your vista experience nao!

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by juggernaut911, Aug 19, 2008.

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  1. It is good. Games run fine (DX10), no crashes, hardware works fine

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  2. it is okay. Games run decent (SX10), rare crashes, hardware mostly compatible

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  3. BOOO!. Games lag like crap (DX10[vid card must be good]), frequent crashes, hardware problems don't

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  1. juggernaut911
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    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    wondering on how ppl would rate vista. (see "Majave Experiment")
    please only rate if your main computer's main OS is Windows Vista/you use vista more than frequently. also, list your common tasks (web browsing/gaming/etc)

    thank you



    just curious as I can either buy this now or wait.... your opinion will control my fate.

    WHY WON'T THE POLL COME UP?!?!?!
     
  2. SavageWaffle

    SavageWaffle GBAtemp Maniac

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    Good for: Work.
    Bad for: Gaming.
     
  3. Twiffles

    Twiffles танковые победы

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    Last one. I'm never going to buy a budget HP computer again.
     
  4. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    I have a quad core proc and video editing is a lot easier on here as well as encoding HD releases [​IMG]

    I don't game much on the PC. Aside from like TF2 and other Valve games, which run flawless (8600gt)
     
  5. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    I use Vista but have a DX9 video card, no problems since I've ditched the crappy Creative card and drivers.
     
  6. Twiffles

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    I would have said the same, but my PC is the crappier version of yours. Like I told you once. [​IMG]
     
  7. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Vista = more performance intensive version of XP that brings nothing I need or want to the table.

    Aka its not necessarily bad, just not as good as XP.
     
  8. Diablo1123

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    Used to have it install on 1 computer.
    Which was my cousins

    Sucks for him [​IMG]

    Eventually he got a virus and we install XP on it

    Now my other cousin has a laptop with Vista on it

    I stay away from it when possible

    Yes I have two cousins living with me.
     
  9. Gman 101

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    I actually don't miss using XP. There was one time where I had to use Vista for about 8 months, and when I got back to XP (for another 7 months), I really missed using Vista. Gaming is fine for me (I have SLI 8800GT [​IMG]) and I've no hardware problems, although my motherboard had potential problems with both XP and Vista.

    If you really worry about suckiness, just go for Linux [​IMG].
     
  10. science

    science science rules

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    Compared to my XP experience... about the same.

    Compared to my OS X experience... Windows is a cruddy OS
     
  11. Diablo1123

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    New version of Ubuntu in like 2 months [​IMG]
     
  12. Mewgia

    Mewgia drifter

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    Works perfectly fine for me. I think I've had one crash in the 6ish months I've used it, and iirc that was the fault of the application that froze up.
     
  13. TheWingless

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    Mostly fine but I voted okay due to some of my own problems. There are usually no compatibility issues but strangely it likes to crash at the boot screen??? Maybe I just need a simple fix because I can't play Starcraft with any compatibility setting and with the newest update.
     
  14. DrKupo

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    Vista is so bad I bought a Mac.

    Need I say more?
     
  15. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    drkupo even if vista didnt come out you'd still get a mac
     
  16. DrKupo

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    Vista being as horrible as it is speed up my transition from working on a mac to using it as my primary desktop.
     
  17. AshuraZro

    AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.

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    Vista is always good to me on each install (4 now I think I count) for about 4 months, then the problems start sinking in. Inconsistent start up times, unable to access the network and sharing center (and for that matter, some network functions on other programs) for 7-10 minutes after boot up and issues reading and writing files between removable storage which has caused explorer to crash on multiple occasions. Mix that in with awful creative drivers (bad purchase on my part right there!) and a few wonky nvidia issues the last time I ran it and I was one unhappy bastard. I do hope for the best with Vista and I am stubborn enough to take another stab at it in the future (distant future this time!), but I'm already experiencing the current best with XP.

    To those that would reply to me saying that their experience is fine, good for you. I'm am infact glad to hear it. But I mainly care about how my experience is. Which is why I say at the same time that if you haven't tried Vista, fuck other people's opinion. Give it a spin. Give linux a spin too. And OSX should you have the hardware (Apple or not). See what everyone has to offer.