vista or xp ;)

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  1. miklagio777 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    As soon as the new iMacs are released I plan on getting one along with vmware fusion to operate windows for the couple windows apps I need.

    whatever type of processors the new iMacs will have I plan to get the second best along with at least 4 gb of RAM.

    I have both an xp and vista install disk so what do you all think would be best?
     
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    XP! If you get Vista, it will eat your RAM like crazy. I think of XP as the most stable Windows operating system (or the only good one).

    If you have the time, wait for Windows 7 that could be coming out soon. It is supposed to only require half of the RAM as Vista and should be much more stable.
     
  4. miklagio777 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanx, I was also leaning towards XP myself but figured some other opinions couldnt hurt.
     
  5. Surely Guest

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    What about Mojave? It looks so good in the commercials...... :D
     
  6. Arcadie macrumors regular

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    Every one knows Mojave > Vista > XP....

    BTW i got a vista laptop.. i dont know how to explain it but it dosnt "Feel" as stable as XP. Even nothing on me has crashed yet (ive also only used it to surf the net so far) it feels fragile like i can easily break it... idk hard to explain..
     
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    Didn't you notice the :D ? :)
     
  8. Surely Guest

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    Um, Mojave is Vista.


    /Whoosh.
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Don't wait for windows 7. It will have many problems when it is released and I'm quite sure that it is coming late, maybe 2010
     
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    I'll second that.
     
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    I run XP. So, my vote is XP! It works better than the "V" word!
     
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    BZZZZZT! :D

    I'll add my one vote to XP; it's what I run for the occasional after-hours remote login for my work, and for Cakewalk SONAR. If Cakewalk ever decides to port to Mac, I'll ditch XP entirely.
     
  15. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    XP: If you want to run windows programs
    Vista: If you feel like dealing with issues
     
  16. Xorro macrumors regular

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    I'm giving up on Vista, too many problems with the auto updates... (on my PC)

    XP would seem sensible and as others have said the most stable.
     
  17. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for clearing that up. Man, we all look like idiots now!
     
  18. sangosimo Guest

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    xp for 32bit and vista for 64bit. pretty simple to me.
     
  19. Cory5412 macrumors member

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    I don't have any problems at all with Vista on my ThinkPad, but that system has 3 gigs of ram, and I take care of it on ocassion. I see pretty massive issues with Vista inside a vmware machine though, it really needs more ram than most people are willing to give to a virtual machine, so its performance suffers.

    If it's going to be a boot camp partition you use mostly through vmware, or a straight-up vmware machine, I recommend XP. If you're going to do bootcamp and boot the hardware into it most or all of the time, there's no real reason not to put Vista on there, if you spend a few minutes each week or month maintaining it.
     
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    Yeah, if you have 4gb of ram or more get vista 64 bit. I'm willing to bet most who have posted a vote for xp haven't tried vista 64 bit. That's not to say all, but at least a good bit. If you have new hardware and want to take advantage of it, get the latest software.
     
  21. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    On Boot Camp, Vista 64-bit. But on Fusion? No. Vista is complete fail. Stick with XP.
     
  22. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    And what programs/software do you use that are 64bit anyway?
     
  23. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Neither. Most everything on the PC side and be found native on the Mac side, except games (Which should use bootcamp).
     
  24. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If you have over 3gb you'll need 64 bit. The problem with 64 bit is that there are lots of programms that are not suitable for 64 bit, only 32 bit. 64 bit only if you do gaming and you need over 3gbs of ram.
     
  25. icrash macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone..,

    any tips for proper installing Vista x64 on a MBP 2.33 GHz (MacBookPro 2,2) ?

    because of missing drivers I can't get:
    - keyboard (backlight, Volume level etc.)
    - trackpad (right click, double finger scrolling etc.)
    - bluetooth
    - front row not tested

    to work...

    everything else

    - display
    - GigE Adapter
    - Wireless Adapter

    works fine...

    any help is appreciated...
    thanks!

    sorry...wrong thread...just realized that my question has nothing to do with this thread topic....now to the topic of this thread:

    I would go with vista...it's the latest one and every new stuff is likely to come for vista first. You can consider to use the 64bit version, but this depends on the driver support for your hw (some SW will also not run on x64 windows versions)...
    just m2c
     

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