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Windows 7 And Windows Vista: Performance Compared

Postby Egaladeist » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:07 pm

Despite lots of innovation with SuperFetch and ReadyBoost, Windows Vista wasn’t popular. In fact, many users avoided upgrading from Windows XP to Vista altogether. Though the operating system was the first version of Windows with 3D animation, and it offered many new features, it didn’t deliver enough compelling reasons to replace XP, which can now be considered really mature (if not over the hill).

Indexing updates could be retrofitted to Windows XP, and Vista turned out to be more hungry for resources than previous Windows versions. Windows 7, however, has been out for a few weeks, and feedback has generally been great. We decided to revisit our first look at testing these two operating systems head-to-head and directly compare Windows Vista and Windows 7, to see if the reported benefits are really noticeable.

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Re: Windows 7 And Windows Vista: Performance Compared

Postby rapier57 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:23 pm

Yeah, that looks like a decent comparison. I went shopping this AM for the Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack. Microsoft says it is sold out through all its dealer channels. So, evidently, the only option is to put up $114 per system to run the upgrade.

Having to rethink seriously whether I will bother to upgrade. I don't want to spend all that time re-installing all my apps and migrating all my data again. If I stay with XP for now, by the time I'm ready to toss it out, I'll be ready to buy a new Mac for the house.
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Re: Windows 7 And Windows Vista: Performance Compared

Postby Aspman » Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:37 pm

Good find Eg. That was quite interesting.
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Re: Windows 7 And Windows Vista: Performance Compared

Postby Egaladeist » Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:51 am

Good find Eg. That was quite interesting


Thanks , I get lucky sometimes :mrgreen:
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