SAK ` wrote:What do you mean by that? Is there any disadvantages beyond multitasking in Vista whether you run OSX or not?
Yeah I was referring to multitasking, which is due to only having 512Mb RAM. I'd go as far saying that you need at least 1G RAM(min.) to get the same level of usability as XP. Speed isn't an issue until you run low on RAM.
The only other disadvantages is software compatibility. BlueSoleil's bluetooth manager causes BOD and RivaTuner won't even install.
Apart from that Vista runs great.
Alex wrote:Vista is awfully slow for me, even with a Athlon 64 3200+, 512MB of DDR RAM.
That's more or less what I'm running. It's definitely not slow for me. My first impression was wow this is faster than XP. Vista boots faster and loads apps faster but once everything is loaded and running there doesn't seem to be much difference speedwise.
The only thing that is noticeable slower is graphics. I've got a nVidia GF 6200 and in XP I run RivaTuner which allows me to unlock 4 pixel pipeline to match (almost) GF 6600GT with overclocking, however RivaTuner doesn't run on Vista *right now*. Despite that, this budget card is powerful enough to fully run the Aero Glass interface.
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