Windows XP or Vista

Is Microsoft Doing it All Wrong?

Today, on Chris Pirillo’s website: Lockergnome http://www.lockergnome.com there is an interesting twist of an article entitled:
Review: Windows XP

The thing that caught my attention is that this guy says he is “upgrading” his laptop and desktop from VISTA to Windows XP.

Some of the points he makes regarding his decision to backtrack on a “Microsoft” upgrade and switch from a newer OS to and older version is quite interesting. He does it in categories. For anyone thinking of switching to VISTA you might want to read the full article:

http://dotnet.org.za/codingsanity/archive/2007/12/14/review-windows-xp.aspx

Look & Feel
Windows XP has quite a cartoony look and feel compared to the slick look of Aero Glass; this is mostly offset by the lack of strange screen artifacts caused by malfunctioning graphics code. You know, almost like static on the screen. This was a once or twice monthly occurrence on my laptop, and happened on my desktop whenever I logged in

Performance
Well, here there appears to be no contest. Windows XP is both faster and far more responsive.

Device Support (this is funny – I hope he is kidding, but I somehow doubt it)
I’m glad to see that with their new flagship OS, Windows XP, Microsoft have finally learnt from the mistakes they made with the Vista launch.

Reliability
I also am pleased to note that Ctrl-Alt-Del does actually have an effect nowadays. Many times in Vista, I wished that they would make this more reliable so I could kill off the inevitable hanging Windows Explorer process (as a matter of fact, this is the situation I find myself in right now), in XP it actually does something as opposed to being part of the usual Vista eternal hang.

Multimedia

Multimedia support on XP is vastly better than on Vista. (interesting)

As I have not posted the entire article, this guy has a grand ending as he jokingly, but sadly seriously thanks MS for their new product: Windows XP, a new upgrade from Windows VISTA haha…Gotta love it:
Conclusion

To be honest there is only one conclusion to be made; Microsoft has really outdone themselves in delivering a brand new operating system that really excels in all the areas where Vista was sub-optimal. From my testing, discussions with friends and colleagues, and a review of the material out there on the web there seems to be no doubt whatsoever that that upgrade to XP is well worth the money. Microsoft can really pat themselves on the back for a job well done, delivering an operating system which is much faster and far more reliable than its predecessor. Anyone who thinks there are problems in the Microsoft Windows team need only point to this fantastic release and scoff loudly.

Well done Microsoft!”

gregorx

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