now you can run it smoothly on pretty much any machine made after 2007, but why would you when you can use Windows 7 which is better?
I prefer Vista over 7, and I voted for Vista in this poll. For example, I like its Start menu more than Win 7's, and Vista has more text messages that can be dismissed by hitting the spacebar or Enter key whereas 7 almost always requires one to click the mouse (which is slower). In general, Vista's User Interface just looks and feels nicer. Furthermore, Win 7's automatically resizing a window whenever the mouse touches the edge of the screen drives me nuts. Yes, I know this feature can be disabled, but that's a hassle nonetheless.
the reason why people were using "ancient" technologies was because that's all they had available to test it on! In 2006, Pentium 4s were not "ancient", admittedly some of the older P4s (Willamette I think?) were old yes, but the later generation P4s, some of which supported HT, were not ancient, they were current generation CPUs!
Well, I totally agree with you. I don't mind people criticizing Vista, as long as they do it in the past tense. My previous post objected to the statement quoted below, which was written in the present
I hate Vista because it is just too slow.
BTW, today someone gave me a Vista Business COA sticker for free, so I put it on my Dell Dimension 9150 and I just upgraded it from XP Pro to Vista Business. I am surprised by how snappy it is! These are this computer's specs:
3.20GHz Pentium D (with a PassMark score of only 892!)
3GB PC2-5300 667MHz RAM (with 2x1GB and 2x512MB, i.e. dual channel mode)
80GB SATA HDD (7200rpm, 8MB buffer, 3.0Gbs)
It now has all the latest Vista updates, Microsoft Office 2010, and Avast Antivirus. Even though it is noticeably slower than Vista on my much faster machines, it is certainly acceptable. It runs kind of like the Dell Precision M90 laptop I mentioned earlier (2GHz Core2 Duo + 2GB RAM).