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Posted on 10-28-18 03:49:01 AM Link | Quote
I'm running Vista SP2 on the exact same machine I first experienced Vista on and liked it since, an Acer/Packard Bell iMedia A3010UK from about 10 years ago.

It was a major improvement over XP. It just wasn't released when tech was ready for it, and drivers were poorly written for WDDM. :/
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Posted on 10-28-18 02:13:30 PM (last edited by Kawaii-e at 10-28-18 02:17:23 PM) Link | Quote
Oh... Windows Vista.

I didn't understand all the hate about it back in '07. As XP had similar problems at its release with lot's of programs, games or HW not working on it.
I built a new computer back then with some respectable specs and had almost no issues with drivers or programs. Some old Win9x games had problems, of course, but mostly it was the installers inability to run.
Even got my then old TV card to work on it.

I loved the aero theme and was just generally impressed by Vista. It was so fluid, did crash less than Win98 and I loved the transparency features of the UI.

I eventually upgraded to Win7, and missed that. With Win8 and later, all that beautifull look was just gone!

Is there a way to have Win10 look like Vista?
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Posted on 10-28-18 03:08:40 PM Link | Quote
I can appreciate Longhorn.
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Posted on 10-28-18 04:13:10 PM Link | Quote
Yeah a lot of people tend to forget that XP was only good after the 2nd service pack, lol.
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Posted on 11-04-18 03:03:35 AM Link | Quote
I've only used Windows Vista for a couple hours, and it was pretty nice. It was a temporary installation, and I nuked it after Windows Update service randomly decided to eat 1.7GB of RAM for no reason. Afterwards I just installed XP 64-bit, and it stayed for several months until I just decided to replace it with an installation of Lubuntu.
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Posted on 11-04-18 03:16:07 AM Link | Quote
Windows Vista was a hell of a lot better than Windows 10 in execution, I'll at least say that.

When I initially used Vista, it was a bit rubbish. But it was a lot better by the first service pack, and it was probably the first consumer 64-bit Windows that was both proper stable and had good driver support.

At the time, Vista seemed a bit rubbish. UAC, in particular, was badly implemented.
But in hindsight... it was a hell of a lot better as a transition from XP, than from 7 to any of its own successors.

That, and, y'know, Windows 7 is basically a service pack of Vista.
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Posted on 11-04-18 04:38:33 AM (last edited by Jamie at 11-04-18 04:39:07 AM) Link | Quote
XP 64-Bit was actually really stable, it just didn't have good driver support at all.

The reason it was still a good transition from XP is that it's really, if you were to trace it down far enough, a big leap/revamp of the NT 5.2 kernel used in Server 2003/XP 64 SP1.

UAC is annoying but it's there for a reason I suppose and there is the option to turn it off AFAIK.

W7 is also now unusable if you update it because of the spy patches and shady 10 backports hidden in security updates.

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