Sign in to follow this  
Guest iwantmydc3

Read before you jump on Vista wagon...

Recommended Posts

If most are in the same position/opinion as you, then yes Microsoft will have to eventually realease a DX10 version for WinXP.If the sales numbers aren't there it will also accelerate the release of Vienna. Vienna is pretty much a rewrite from scratch and all compatibility layers are removed -- this will not force you to buy new hardware, but it will make many (if not all) of your existing applications/games non-functional.But it will restart an entire new revenue stream for them -- this is also the Apple way of doing business - ironic. But as with both companies, upgrades will be significantly cheaper than full products.But at some point, the layers of compatibility have to be removed in order to provide a secure and fast OS. Just as FSX has suffered from retaining compatibility, so has Vista. It costs a lot of money to develop from scratch, just as you can't afford or don't want to pay, development efforts are governed by the same rules. At some point we always say, "Ok, time for a complete re-write" -- it always happens, it has to happen because technology changes, markets change, goals change. Just as the end user has to ultimately say "Ok, time for a new computer". Rob.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

>Jim,>>But what is new in Vista? It's slow - ATI drivers will not>speed up the OS. The primary drag on the OS is the 3X more>services running - WinXP has anywhere from 50-100 services>running, Vista has 300+. This is a big drain on performance>and it shows.300+ services? My installation must be pooched. It's only running 56.I don't use Vista on my primary box, it's my media and file server but to claim Vista is running 300+ services is misleading to the extreme.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

>PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE...stop threads like this.>>As an IT professional for 20 years, my eyes are bleeding from>the sheer lack of information and understanding of some users>who think that everything that is being published is the>truth.>>1. False, Vista runs a few more services, not 3 times more.>Fact is also that the memory and CPU cycle-hungry services are>usually the ones that are installed by 3rd parties. Ever used>Google Desktop?>2. ???>3. As stated earlier, DirectSound has been superceded, but the>API is backwards-compatible.>4. I have been running Vista since Beta 1. While there were>some compatibilty issues in the earlier betas, I haven't had>any problem with any of my software since Vista RC2 and>CERTAINLY not as many issues compared to a switch from Windows>2000 to XP.>5. Partially true. It does run about 1-5% slower than Windows>XP, but that is mainly due to the fact that the tester used>the drivers supplied by the OS. As drivers get more optimized>by the manufacturers the margin will be insignificant.>Superflous and not needed services can be safely DISABLED ->just like in XP.>>Vista 32 is the current state of things. Vista 64 will become>more significant to the normal user when going beyond 4GB of>Ram and with more optimized drivers and software on the>horizon. That time is about 1-2 years away.>>Vista features better CPU cycles and prioritization, enhanced>caching and memory management, just to name a few. The entire>kernel has been rewritten, for the first time since Windows NT>4.0.>>Everything DX10 is pure speculation, but is supposed to>offload a significant amount of CPU towards the GPU. Noone has>seen it yet in action, not Tomshardware, Digg, Slashdot - or>wherever you get your news from.>>Please stay with the facts.All well and good, but IT STILL COSTS TOO MUCH!!!! Thats why I made my final decision to wait. As I said in an earlier post, if it were $89, I admit I might load it, and if I didn't like it, wipe and restore, but when you're talking Vista's prices, getting close to most of a paycheck, it's not worth playing with. As Ive said several times (and you guys are sick of it im sure, LOL), if you're buying a new machine, fine, the OS will come installed. If youre trying to "upgrade" YOUR machine and hope all of YOUR insstalled, tweaked and configured programs and a couple years worth of work will be OK....don't do it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this