Windows Vista SP 1 vs. Windows XP SP2

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Over the past few days my inbox has been bursting at the seams from all the feedback I received from the Windows Vista SP1 vs. Windows XP SP2 (Part 1 / Part 2) benchmarking that I carried out. I’ll tell you it’s at times like this that I’m glad that Gmail offers me […]

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Over the past few days my inbox has been bursting at the seams from all the feedback I received from the Windows Vista SP1 vs. Windows XP SP2 (Part 1 / Part 2) benchmarking that I carried out. I’ll tell you it’s at times like this that I’m glad that Gmail offers me over 6GB of space, and effectively sorts out the ham from the spam. One popular question that you seem to have is why have I decided to embrace Vista despite the flaws, faults and shortcomings. In this post I hope to explain why.

For me, the roadmap from XP to Vista became clear months before the OS was released. While beta testing Vista I mainly used the 32-bit flavor of the OS, but there were times when I dabbled with the 64-bit flavor and actually found it to be workable. Sure, driver support was patchy, but you could see more and more drivers being added to the ecosystem. Also, I noticed that my dependence on third-party drivers under Vista was going to be far less than it was under XP, and that meant that the transition would be a smoother one. Ultimately, I knew that I’d be switching to 64-bit Vista at some point.

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