Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Money Better Spent

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista

written by Jason Brooks; illustrated by Brian Moore

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Reasons to Run Windows Vista

Reasons to Run Windows Vista

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Reasons to Run Windows Vista

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - UAC Makes You Safer

UAC (User Account Control) makes you safer, whether or not you choose to run as admin.

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - UAC Makes You Safer

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Diagnostics

Its got great diagnostic tools, like the new Reliability Monitor, and the Event Viewer and Task Manager have been much improved.

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Diagnostics

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - WDDM

The new Windows Display Driver Model, and its knack for getting driver code out of kernel mode, will mean fewer blue screens of death (provided your graphics card has a WDDM driver available).

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - WDDM

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Slick

Its a bit silly, perhaps, but Vistas themes and background choices are much slicker than Windows XPs.

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Slick

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - SuperFetch

Vistas SuperFetch makes smarter use of available RAM, which means better responsiveness at boot-up.

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - SuperFetch

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - ReadyBoost

Vistas ReadyBoost helps users avoid virtual memory swapping slowdowns by taking advantage of flash memory devices, such as USB keys and Secure Digital cards.

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - ReadyBoost

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Reasons to Run from Windows Vista

Reasons to Run from Windows Vista

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Reasons to Run from Windows Vista

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Product Activation

If you have a volume license for XP, youre free of product activation. Not so with Vista.

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Product Activation

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Certification

It will take time for hardware and software vendors to get certified for Vista. And if vendors think your hardware or software version is too old to be worth their time, those updates may never come.

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Certification

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - XP\s Integrated Search

Integrated search, which is one of the biggest Vista value-adds, is freely available for XP.

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - XP\s Integrated Search

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Performance Issues

XP will run on older, slower hardware—you can get work done on XP with 256MB of RAM, but this is definitely not the case with Vista.

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Performance Issues

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Money Better Spent

Youve probably already paid for XP, and, frankly, the money that youd spend on a Vista upgrade would probably bring you more of a productivity boost if you spent it on RAM.

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Money Better Spent

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Confusing Windows Explorer

Vistas new Windows Explorer, while it brings some interesting functionality, is sort of confusing to use. eWEEK Labs has been testing it for a few years now and still gets turned around by it at times.

Reasons to Run to—and from—Vista - Confusing Windows Explorer

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