> "Love it or hate it, you can't ignore Windows Vista. Fans of Apple's Mac OS
> X will tell you that all of the good bits of Vista have been blagged from
> the Tribe of Jobs but the fact remains that the vast majority of us use
> Windows XP so the question is simple, why the hell should we make the switch
> from Windows XP to Windows Vista? We've got ten solid reasons why you
> http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/04...date_to_vista/ http://apcmag.com/5049/10_reasons_not_to_get_vista
10 reasons not to get Vista
It's all too easy to get caught up in the million dollar marketing engine as we approach the
consumer release of Windows Vista, so lets not forget that it isn't the second coming, and by
all counts is an upgrade you can do without.
There are many lists out there on why to get Vista, so here's ours on why not to.
1. You don't actually need it -- No, think about this. Vista doesn't do anything you can't
already do with XP. About the only significant shift requiring Vista is DirextX10, but as no
titles support it yet and, according to John Carmack (the godfather of modern gaming) there's
no need to yet either.
Those wishing to take the plunge into DX10 will also have to do so while upgrading to Windows
Vista. Carmack, however, isn’t all that excited about upgrading to the new OS: “We only have a
couple of people running Vista at our company. It’s again, one of those things that there is no
strong pull for us to go there. If anything, it’s going to be reluctantly like, ‘Well, a lot of
the market is there, so we’ll move to Vista.’”
Carmack then said that he’s quite satisfied with Windows XP, going as far to say that Microsoft
is ‘artificially’ forcing gamers to move to Windows Vista for DX10. “Nothing is going to help a
new game by going to a new operating system. There were some clear wins going from Windows 95
to Windows XP for games, but there really aren’t any for Vista. They’re artificially doing that
by tying DX10 so close it, which is really nothing about the OS ... They’re really grasping at
straws for reasons to upgrade the operating system. I suspect I could run XP for a great many
more years without having a problem with it,” he said.