Why Will I Not Use Windows Vista?

The ‘Wow’ starts now. Or so it seems.

Recently Microsoft launched its much awaited and anticipated operating system, Windows Vista. It has been roughly 5 years since the release of Windows XP by the Bill Gates company. Vista was and has been the most talked about operating system (other than Mac OS X) in the market.

In the effort of its marketing campaign, Vista promised end-users a more secure and new joyful experience. The operating system was said to provide the convenience and user-friendliness that was always missing in its operating system product line.

So if this new software is all its hyped up to be, why am I not interested in upgrading yet?

Well, for one when Vista was the talk of the technology world it was said that the operating system needed a minimum requirement of 1GB of RAM or computer memory. Memory prices might’ve dropped through the months after June 2006 but this won’t work for the plan of penetrating the urban market as part of the 9th Malaysia Plan.

Secondly and thirdly, after reading Toms Hardware Guide’s (THG) article; Windows XP vs Vista, they have mention effects Vista might have in your computer usage. Personally, it would be 2 critical effects in my computer usage.

The first is that Vista has the lack of support for the OpenGL graphics library. Eventually, this means that professional graphics applications are affected by it. Being a heavy Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator user, this worries me.

The second factor involves video rendering. THG mentioned that there was a difference of 18%-24% speed difference in completing DVD to XviD MPEG4 tasks. It might be because the application isn’t as new as Vista but who knows.

In conclusion, I agree with THG when they say..

If you really need your PC to finish huge encoding, transcoding or rendering workloads within a defined time frame… Don’t do it; stay with XP.

This is just a personal assumption based on facts I normally refer to when I’m planning for a new system or upgrade and is not intentionally made to disrupt the sales of any product mentioned here.

p.s: I can only give a personal review after I’ve a new system supported by Windows Vista.

But if you’ve got Windows Vista and am running applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, games and etc. It will be good to know how’s your experience.

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Added on 16 February 2007:

Tom’s Hardware gives us the lowdown of XP vs Vista; Windows XP vs. Vista: The Benchmark Rundown and they too agree it isn’t impressive enough to make me upgrade.

[tags]Windows Vista, Microsoft, Operating system, Windows XP[/tags]


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10 Responses to “Why Will I Not Use Windows Vista?”

  1. Response #1 by bobby on February 1st, 2007

    i read fr straits time singapore today that vista will search through mp3 n videos to look for pirated copies n delete them.

    is it true? any news?

  2. Response #2 by Websites Made Simple Blog » Blog Archive » Air Asia Vista Gadget - Sharing simple website design, ideas, practices with Malaysia. on February 2nd, 2007

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  3. Response #3 by Nicholas on February 3rd, 2007

    Hear! Hear! I personally stayed with Win98 for 3 years after XP came out. I’m going to see how long I can go without Vista.

  4. Response #4 by Danny Foo on February 4th, 2007

    Well, I bid you the best in your challenge.

  5. Response #5 by Chewxy on February 16th, 2007

    Trust me.. Vista is nice. Visually nice. Feels mac-like

  6. Response #6 by Chewxy on February 16th, 2007

    Trust me.. Vista is nice. Visually nice. Feels mac-like 😀

    You should use it. But it’s not worth the money to upgrade it though

  7. Response #7 by Johnny Bravo on March 28th, 2007

    My friend is running Vista & plays World of Warcraft. It’s been fine so far with 2GB DDR2. Have to admit it’s a bloody RAM sucking monster. 1GB minimum requirement is simply outrages.

    Imagine when XP was out (it only required somewhat 256MB RAM), I bought 1GB RAM to have a smooth experience, especially working with Photoshop.

    Now, if I upgrade to Vista, does that means I need 4GB RAM??? I’ll go boink!!

  8. Response #8 by Danny Foo on March 28th, 2007

    4GB RAM. sw33t-ness for gaming. LOL!

    Anyway, if anyone is willing to sponsor a ‘Vista Ultimate’ for me to review from a designers point of view or to award me one out of charity, please do leave a comment here and I’ll get back to you via email. 😉

  9. Response #9 by Johnny Bravo on April 5th, 2007

    I happen to take a walk in Low Yat over the weekend, just realised how expensive Vista is. Gosh 4 different versions to opt for with mind blowing prices $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

    Hardly could convince myself to upgrade. No wonder many alternately went for piracy..sigh

    That explains why Bill Gates is the richest guy on earth.

  10. Response #10 by Danny Foo on April 5th, 2007

    The only comment I have regarding this is something I mentioned in The Star before. If I can afford it for my business, I would buy it because like the saying business is business.

    So do it right if you can. 🙂

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