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Thread: To Vista or Not To Vista

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    To Vista or Not To Vista

    That is the Question.

    What are your thoughts?
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    I always will be a firm xp pro supporter, vista looks pretty neat but it is mostly eye candy and a resource hog, quite a few hiccups too. Who needs support for software and hardware anyway? But don't let your preconceived notions of vista get in the way, as the people as the "Mojave Experiment" did. Micro$oft will soon stop supporting xp which means that everyone will need to accept vista or flourish the rising open source movement. Or just buy an apple, they always seem to know what they are doing.

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    I personally love vista on one of the newer fast machines. However, the audio controls for vista make it impossible to run on my car system. So I would have to go with not to vista.
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    vista is ok, but bad for the car.

    Car has many XP dependant little apps, that are wacko and broken on Vista. Also audio mixer problems.

    So for home, either XP or Vista.

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    As above really Vista is ok on a new fast machine with loads of ram and cpu to throw at it but in a car its a none starter. Most of what makes Vista Vista you cant see or use in a car anyway. As for XP support, it will be supported for a long time to come as you can still buy new machines with it on and will be able to for a long time to come.
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    XP will not be "officially" supported for very long. But people still use 98, and that was officially dropped long long ago.
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    I still use 2k pro on my home computer and have yet to run into any issues or any situation where I feel an new OS would help me out.

    however XP pro is installed in my truck for now.

    Seems much of the bugs have been worked out of vista as of lately, however I wouldn't understand using it for a carpc application since it is such a resource hog. Maybe others don't feel the same way as me but a OS should be bare essentially and stripped down as much as possible only used the lightest amount of resources possible. I will take basics that work and can be easily upgraded/modified/altered over something that comes fancy looking out of the box.
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    As long as we are using analog audio sources I donít see Vista being a usable OS as a CarPC if we are stuck using the default mixer. If there was some way to use the XP style of mixer controls then some of the Hybrid drives and hibernation technologies would be nice in the car. However Windows Embedded Standard will continue to have support long after
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    I have mixed feelings for Vista..... Some parts are ok, like looks, but to do certain tasks is a mission compared to XP. Also when I had Vista on my Media Center PC it was nice, the GUI was easy to use and navigate, but when I tried to watch my DVD Rips of Star Trek Voyager and BattleStar Gallactica, it looked like someone threw up on the screen. I had to go back to Media Center 2005. Also alot of people build CarPCs on a budget and Vista is a resource monster, if you dont have a good graphics card and at least one 1 gig of RAM, forget it, Vista will run like poopoo.

    XP is most def the way to go. THere are so many things that can be done to it. You can strip out all the garbage with nLite and have it run super fast. It also runs very fast, and so many CarPC apps (like mentioned by 2K1) run under XP and are either cr@ppy or dont work under Vista. If you want more headaches then you can handle, then go with Vista, but you will regret it, and if you have issues you will be limited with help since so many of us have XP.

    PS: From what I see also... XP may be no longer supported soon, but on a note neither will Vista after awhile. Vista can be compared to Windows ME. Its basically being used to feed people hunger for a new OS till a much more surperior OS can be developed.
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    I've been running Vista on my laptop and desktop machines since it was released. My carputer has had it for a couple of months now, but I'll be reverting to XP this weekend. The audio challenges have been my biggest complaint, but the flexibility of XP vs. Vista is a strong plus.

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