Pros and Cons of Installation of Vista on my iMac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by LtRammstein, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

    LtRammstein

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    I have query that I need help with.

    Should I erase my XP partition (everything will be backed up) and install Vista?

    The reason is because I am doubtful of Vista's ability to perform. I have heard that it spends nearly half the time running indexing, and there are some un-optimized functions. I believe it's just XP with a new GUI.

    Any help is most appreciated!

    Steve
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    Do you have any programs you NEED to be compatible? If so, I say wait until more problems are ironed out :)

    I'm assuming that you have already (/ can for free) obtained Vista, and so cost is not an issue.

    You have good hardware with a large amount of RAM, so Vista should run fine.

    As a personal preference I would turn off transparency, as it is just plain irritating after a very short while.

    It does have a few advantages over XP, especially if it is not your primary OS, and feels more refined look-wise...
     
  3. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

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    Other than you installing a malware (Vista), everything else is good.

    I've got friends who are using Vista in parallels and it runs as a charm.
     
  4. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    If you have a perfectly good Windows XP installation, I wouldn't bother, for the time being at least. If it ever goes sour, then install Vista. Vista is perfectly capable as an operating system, it's just that it doesn't offer much that XP doesn't already offer. A pretty GUI, DirectX 10, a little more security, and that's about it.
     

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