Originally Posted by OffJumpsJack
Vista is a bad word!
That's what I thought. I purposely held on to XP for so long because of all the negative reviews of Vista, but I finally took the plunge. I did a dual boot install at first so I could test it out, and it didn't take long before I removed XP totally.
Once I had Vista running, my computer ran visibly
faster. Like, "omg, that loads so much faster!" Thunderbird and Firefox load in seconds, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, even iTunes loads and runs fast which is notorious for running slow. I couldn't believe it, and it leaves me a little confused as to why Vista still has such a bad rap. I suppose it's because the pre-service pack version was super buggy. And you need updated hardware. My PC is custom built and pretty beefy, so it runs great for me, and I like it. Plus, the GUI is so much prettier than XP... I'm a girl. I give points for pretty.
I'm not saying that everyone should run out and get Vista, and I know some people have legitimate issues with it, but I am saying there ARE cases when it doesn't suck. I have nothing against Linux though. I have Express Gate (a Linux based shell) that I can use before Windows boots, but I rarely do.