Stick with XP?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Chupa Chupa, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    I've got XP on my other Macs but I've got a new MBP 2.4 coming the end of the week or next. I'm putting 4GB RAM on it. Am I best off buying another copy of XP oem or should I go Vista Home oem? I didn't go Vista previous b/c it was so new and I was scared of compatibility and driver issues. Is that still a concern? I can get Vista for $20 less than XP, so I'd love to save if it's not going to end up kicking me in the face later on.
     
  2. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    I personally prefer XP over Vista, it seems more compatible than Vista, but I don't think XP can take full advantage of 4GB of RAM.
     
  3. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    Stick with XP...I had Vista business and went back to XP. There was no benefit for me for running that bloated OS.
     
  4. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to use all 4 gigs of RAM, you'll want Vista 64-bit.

    You should have no driver problems. The only thing I recommend is that you look up the compatibility of your programs for Vista. A simple google search will reveal a lot.
     
  5. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

    cantthinkofone

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    XP

    Vista is a cluster f*ck of poorly designed and executed animations. Everything is way to glossy.

    Looks like your computer fell thru a tub of car wax.
     

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