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General Category => Maths, Geometry, Physics and others => Topic started by: defender on August 28, 2008, 13:07:53 PM

Title: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: defender on August 28, 2008, 13:07:53 PM
Ok, here is the deal. I get a new PC:

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Asus P5E64 Evolution (S775,DDR3,X48)
Intel Core 2 Quad 9550 (s775/2,83) Tray
CoolerMaster Cooler Sphere
CORSAIR XMS3 DHX DDR3 2GB (2X1GB) PC3-10600 (1333MHZ) DUAL CHANNEL KIT
Chieftec 650W - 24Pin
2 X Western Digital 320GB (7200 Rpm, 16 MB Cache, SATA 2) RAID
TwinTech 9800 GT SVGA (PCI-Express, DDR3, 512MB)
PLEXTOR PX-810SA/T3 DVDR/RW SATA WHITE RETAIL
MUSTEK UPS POWERMUST 1400VA USB LINE INTERACTIVE
SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER 2043NW SILVER 20''

And i wonder if is better to get Vista or XP. What i do is mainly graphics, web pages and programming. I love to play a game of year 2002 (empire earth) and i want my machine to be S T A B L E, as much as can be. I know that stability is an issue not solved for windows yes, but what else can be done...

Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: felltery on August 28, 2008, 16:14:43 PM
One day you will be forced to go to vista... Better do it now.
Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: spic0m on August 28, 2008, 16:26:14 PM
Nice workstation! I believe that is better to install xp even if you can't "unleash" all the power of your system.
Xp is a more "mature" OS and with most of its "baby" problems solved with the service packs (yeah sure :))
Vista on the other hand is just a "midpoint" before the new microsoft OS (as microsofts officials say) and with many compatibility problems with drivers, appliances etc etc., via service packs though some will be solved (allready sp1 is out) but IMO better stick with xp. As for the game i don't thing vista will play it but only a test will convince you. I still run win2k  ;D
Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: Supernova on August 28, 2008, 18:30:59 PM
Here is what. You will install linux, you will use wine and see if you can play your favourite games. You may find similar programs for Linux to replace windows programs. if you are not satisfied, then consider windows  ;D
Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: defender on August 29, 2008, 20:39:31 PM
Here is what. You will install linux, you will use wine and see if you can play your favourite games. You may find similar programs for Linux to replace windows programs. if you are not satisfied, then consider windows  ;D

I want also to run MPLAB IDE with ICD2 and this is impossible for linux.
Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: Supernova on August 30, 2008, 13:14:46 PM
I think that mplab will run under linux and wine. Try it first. You have nothing to loose
Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: kam on August 30, 2008, 16:57:52 PM
Don't you have a very old PC to dedicate with W2k for MPLab? For this reason i have a pentium II that works perfect with W2k and MPLab. It is no more use but for what it does, it does it perfect  ;)

Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: defender on September 01, 2008, 21:44:58 PM
Don't you have a very old PC to dedicate with W2k for MPLab? For this reason i have a pentium II that works perfect with W2k and MPLab. It is no more use but for what it does, it does it perfect  ;)

Well, actually i do have one... I will think of this.
If of course linux worth to try.
Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: spic0m on September 01, 2008, 22:35:34 PM
With such a config you should also install compiz effects, they rock!
Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: kam on September 01, 2008, 22:36:46 PM
With such a config you should also install compiz effects, they rock!

compiz effects  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: spic0m on September 01, 2008, 22:37:32 PM
The newer version of beryl effects.
Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: kam on September 02, 2008, 16:49:13 PM
The newer version of beryl effects.

Oh yes, i know about beryl... It is what the boys from Linux did to prove that the other boys from windows needs double or triple of the resources to do half the effects...
Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: spic0m on September 02, 2008, 16:58:39 PM
Exactly, not half the effects but none of beryl's effects, except you call the aero enviroment effects. pffff
Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: kam on September 02, 2008, 17:00:10 PM
Exactly, not half the effects but none of beryl's effects, except you call the aero enviroment effects. pffff
Aero is rubbish
Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: spic0m on September 02, 2008, 17:04:30 PM
And imagine the amount of money and resources put microsoft in it, not to mention the expectations has from it. Makes you wanna cry. (for them of course)
Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: Mercury on September 02, 2008, 22:42:08 PM
And imagine the amount of money and resources put microsoft in it, not to mention the expectations has from it. Makes you wanna cry. (for them of course)
Everyone makes mistakes...
Title: Re: Vista Or XP? What is better?
Post by: spic0m on September 02, 2008, 22:51:47 PM
It's not about mistakes. In Corporates that have a large (if not almost all) market share is very difficult to change their prime visions and make drastic changes to the product that established them in the top. It's like coca cola change the flavor of coke one day, imagine what will happen! The thing is, that coke is a good product contremporary with windows.  :)