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j s May 03, 2006, 09:08am EDT Report Abuse
firstly, vista will run slower; each new release of an os puts further demans on system resources; run 95 or 98 on your machine and it will run much faster - though with limited options available. also, it's in the beta version, give it time. so vista takes up 450mb - by the time the retail version hits the shops ram would have increased to about an additional gig anyway; in a few years time the average will be 4gb so 450mb is nothing

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Fred Yontz May 04, 2006, 04:00am EDT Report Abuse
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j s May 05, 2006, 02:39pm EDT Report Abuse
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Gerritt May 05, 2006, 07:26pm EDT Report Abuse
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The 2000/XP platforms were the first to minimize the dependency on legacy 16 bit code. The 9x platforms still required a huge dependency on 16 bit Dynamic Libraries in order to run. Vista is a step towards 64 bit code with 32 bit dependencies. I run XP64 on one of my systems and have had issues with 32 bit code running on it...especially benchmarks that have 32 bit code latches to the present HALs.
Given the everything for everybody approach that Microsoft is trying to take, it is still possible that the Vista OS will continue to run slower than XP, but XP has become better over the last several years, so Vista may also become appreciably better, given the new HW capabilities and it's capability to deal with it on a 64 bit HAL.


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j s Mar 10, 2007, 10:46am EST Report Abuse
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