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    Bye Bye Vista

    The future for Vista looks bleek.
    My Wife met Steve Ballmer (ceo) from Microsoft yesterday at a convention in Seattle, WA.

    He basically admitted that Vista was full of flaws and they wish to move on to something new. Now, we all know about "Seven" and their plan is to introduce a new O/S by years end or sooner, I imagine it's got to do with Bill Gates leaving at the end of the year.

    Microsoft will not spend the money to fix Vista he said. Mmm?

    Guess it's XP or wait........
    2 X Intel i7 920 sys. 12 gigs Ram. XP & Win 7 64
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    My two passions. Music and Cooking.
    Both require just the right ingredients....

  2. #2

    Re: Bye Bye Vista

    I bet that the next one will be a revamped Xp 64 having a new name.

    SergeD

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    Re: Bye Bye Vista

    Yeah, could be but with a few extras thrown in.

    Obviously he said little about it personally to my Wife but did address a large croud and call it by a name that escapes her.
    I am sure it will be both 32 and 64 bit AND it WILL contain a new search engine that will be as good as Google. This WAS addressed.

    Let's face it though. Win XP with SP2 is a stable and serious O/S.
    The ONLY O/S to be taken seriously by Macheads and justly so.

    My gut feeling is the same as you basically.
    It will be a little more graphically, stable as SP2 AND contain a lot less security bugs as currently in Internet Explorer.
    I feel it will be an even better XP.

    All I really care about is what works best for my music stuff.
    Currently it's XP.
    I won't ever try Vista.......
    2 X Intel i7 920 sys. 12 gigs Ram. XP & Win 7 64
    Cubase 5. Kontakt 4. EWQL C.C.C. (Play)
    Vienna Instruments SE & Plus. Symphobia. GPO.
    RME HDSPe AIO KRK V8s Avalon Vt-747sp
    M-Audio Keystation Pro 88


    My two passions. Music and Cooking.
    Both require just the right ingredients....

  4. #4

    Re: Bye Bye Vista

    Hi,

    I'm running Vista X64 Sp1, and i will never go back to XP.



    Olivier

  5. #5

    Re: Bye Bye Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by Olivier View Post
    Hi,

    I'm running Vista X64 Sp1, and i will never go back to XP.



    Olivier
    Hey, if it's doing it's job for you then that's great!
    Given the right set of circumstances Vista can work but there's little point in supporting a product that's not going to be the standard (such as XP is currently) for the next 5 years or so.

    Perhaps we should just all back back to Macs
    2 X Intel i7 920 sys. 12 gigs Ram. XP & Win 7 64
    Cubase 5. Kontakt 4. EWQL C.C.C. (Play)
    Vienna Instruments SE & Plus. Symphobia. GPO.
    RME HDSPe AIO KRK V8s Avalon Vt-747sp
    M-Audio Keystation Pro 88


    My two passions. Music and Cooking.
    Both require just the right ingredients....

  6. #6

    Re: Bye Bye Vista

    Remember the starting of XP .... "Windows 98 is easier and better!" they told me

  7. #7

    Re: Bye Bye Vista

    Heh - whatever. I've been running Vista SP1 for a while now and wouldn't trade it for the world. I *tried* to go back to XP on the same machine, and I found that I just gave up too much in the process.

    I don't fault anyone for staying with XP, especially since there was so much stuff cut away from Vista that looks like it should make it to v7. But I definitely think that Vista bad reputation far exceeds reality.

    The "new" Windows OS is more about re-branding Vista (and bringing some of the features that were cut away to make the initial Vista delivery), so look at the current slate of Vista marketing as a pre-amble to the push they'll make next year with the "new" OS they'll be parading out in front of people.
    Houston Haynes - Titan Line Music

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    Re: Bye Bye Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by Houston Haynes View Post
    Heh - whatever. I've been running Vista SP1 for a while now and wouldn't trade it for the world. I *tried* to go back to XP on the same machine, and I found that I just gave up too much in the process.
    I'm very curious... What does Vista give you that XP didn't?

    What would you be "giving up" by going back to XP?

    Thanks,

    — Alan
    — alanb

    ...........................

    http://alanb.org

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  9. #9

    Re: Bye Bye Vista

    Better process threading (low level audio access through user mode means fewer crashes). More robust networking (I'm using a SmartAV Tango that communicates over the network). Better process prioritization for audio (MMCSS for ASIO means lower latencies and less CPU hit). general OS/app graphics get processed on video card (including some plugins from third parties like iZotope that use OpenGL).

    Need I go on?

    Like I said, if you don't care about this stuff, then it doesn't make much sense to switch away from XP at this point. But I've gotten a taste for them and memory is cheap enough these days that the additional RAM overhead of Vista is inconsequential.
    Houston Haynes - Titan Line Music

  10. #10

    Re: Bye Bye Vista

    I told people Vista would go away!
    Spoke with someone at Microsoft again today, they HATE Vista!
    They can't wait to replace it.
    Go figure.

    If ya want a stable Music machine 7 will NOT be your answer either.

    Stick with XP
    2 X Intel i7 920 sys. 12 gigs Ram. XP & Win 7 64
    Cubase 5. Kontakt 4. EWQL C.C.C. (Play)
    Vienna Instruments SE & Plus. Symphobia. GPO.
    RME HDSPe AIO KRK V8s Avalon Vt-747sp
    M-Audio Keystation Pro 88


    My two passions. Music and Cooking.
    Both require just the right ingredients....

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