"ck" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Would anyone please tell me the pro can con, Windows XP or Vista, the
> I need to buy a laptop, am not sure which one is better XP or Vista.
> Some of my friends consider XP professional is better than Vista
I'll give you a heads up right now. You're going to get mixed responses from
everyone here. There are linux and xp trolls roaming around giving their
2cents when its not wanted.
But I'll give the low down and try to be as neutral as possible.
+Uses less ram.
+Faster for games (by 10fps is the common consensus).
+Most applications are designed for it, so they all work.
-Although not outdated, vista makes it feel outdated. At least it does for
+Little things that make it better over xp. By that I mean the start menu is
cleaner and more functional by including a search bar where you just type a
keyword and it works (example: type calc, the calculator will launch... type
google, and www.google.com
will launch, assuming its in your history.
-Having the above search makes your hard drive work a lot more when you
aren't at your pc. Its annoying to see your computer working when you aren't
doing anything, but this is usually indexing your files for search or
-Compatability issues with some applications and games. I have not
experienced any problems, but many people have (which cannot be ignored).
+Cice, clean, and very pretty UI.
-Most drivers for popular hardware are in beta, which means that you may
experience BSODs. Although I haven't, many I have talked to have.
+/-UAC makes your pc more secure, however, many turn it off because of its
Actually, I could keep going with many more pros... but it would be too
long. Personally, I would go with Vista, but do that only if you don't mind
finding workarounds for some problems you may face. If you are not a pc
enthusiast, stay with XP.