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  1. #1


    GRL Guest

    Differences between Vista and XP

    Are there faqs concerning (as much as complete it's possible) the
    differences between Vista and XP?
    Thanks.
    Giovanni



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  2. #2


    John Waller Guest

    Re: Differences between Vista and XP

    > Are there faqs concerning (as much as complete it's possible) the
    > differences between Vista and XP?


    Books have been written on the subject.

    In some ways, much appears similar on the surface. Yet Vista has been
    re-written from the ground up.

    Are you looking for a layman's overview (e.g. feature changes such as
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...073611033.mspx)

    or in depth technical info?

    --
    Regards

    John Waller



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  3. #3


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Differences between Vista and XP

    Hi,

    No completely comprehensive one that I know of. Were you looking for
    something specific?

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    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "GRL" <giorel@tiscali.it> wrote in message
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    > Are there faqs concerning (as much as complete it's possible) the
    > differences between Vista and XP?
    > Thanks.
    > Giovanni
    >



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    john Guest

    Re: Differences between Vista and XP

    "John Waller" <johnw@REMOVETHISpinnacleweb.com.au> wrote in message
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    >
    > Vista has been re-written from the ground up.
    >


    sorry, not true, not at all
    --
    =======================================
    "If you can't make it good, at least make it look good."
    - Bill Gates
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  5. #5


    John Waller Guest

    Re: Differences between Vista and XP

    >> Vista has been re-written from the ground up.
    >
    > sorry, not true, not at all


    Well that depends on exactly what you're disagreeing with.

    I was trying to provide a simplistic one sentence reply to a very broad one
    sentence question. There's obviously far more to the issue than that.

    If you could advise, in brief, why you are disagreeing with that assertion
    is in more detail, perhaps there could be some meaningful dialogue here.

    Something more than six words and two commas would be helpful.


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    Regards

    John Waller



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    john Guest

    Re: Differences between Vista and XP

    "John Waller" <johnw@REMOVETHISpinnacleweb.com.au> wrote in message
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    >>> Vista has been re-written from the ground up.

    >>
    >> sorry, not true, not at all

    >
    > Well that depends on exactly what you're disagreeing with.
    >
    > I was trying to provide a simplistic one sentence reply to a very broad
    > one sentence question. There's obviously far more to the issue than that.
    >
    > If you could advise, in brief, why you are disagreeing with that assertion
    > is in more detail, perhaps there could be some meaningful dialogue here.
    >
    > Something more than six words and two commas would be helpful.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Regards
    >
    > John Waller
    >



    Here's one example: There is a dialog in Windows that hasn't changed since
    the Windows 3.x generation. If you're in the Fonts folder, the context menu
    has an option to "Install a new font...". Clicking this option provides the
    old dialog box from Windows 3.x.
    Every "new" OS out of MS lately has just been a rehash of previous OS's with
    a few new "features" added - Vista's no exception.
    --
    =======================================
    "To create a new standard, it takes something that's not just a little bit
    different; it takes something that's really new and really captures people's
    imagination and the Macintosh, of all the machines I've ever seen, is the
    only one that meets that standard."
    - Bill Gates
    =======================================



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    GRL Guest

    Re: Differences between Vista and XP

    My answer also for John Waller: I'm looking for faqs (or white papers)
    concerning mainly the differences in the use of the most common
    commands/utilities.
    But I'd like also something more technical.
    Thanks.
    Giovanni

    "Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> ha scritto nel messaggio
    news:uxm6mOoqHHA.3296@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > No completely comprehensive one that I know of. Were you looking for
    > something specific?
    >
    > --
    > Best of Luck,
    >
    > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    > My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
    >
    > "GRL" <giorel@tiscali.it> wrote in message
    > news:466a665e$1@newsgate.x-privat.org...
    >> Are there faqs concerning (as much as complete it's possible) the
    >> differences between Vista and XP?
    >> Thanks.
    >> Giovanni
    >>

    >




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    John Waller Guest

    Re: Differences between Vista and XP

    > Every "new" OS out of MS lately has just been a rehash of previous OS's
    > with a few new "features" added - Vista's no exception.


    To me, that's a gross oversimplification of the development work that's gone
    into Vista.

    Wikipedia gives a good overview of the enormous engineering effort that's
    gone into Vista:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feature..._Windows_Vista

    Sure Vista has a legacy and it's part of the Windows family i.e. it's not a
    completely new way of doing things.
    But much of the kernel has not been simply revised or cosmetically
    retouched - they've started again from scratch e.g. TCP/IP stack, audio
    stack, Aero (love it or loathe it) etc

    --
    Regards

    John Waller



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  9. #9


    Not Me Guest

    Re: Differences between Vista and XP

    They put XP in the food processor, chopped it up & vacuum packed it.
    I wish they had at least tried to get some of the pieces back in the right
    place.
    Having the gas & brake pedals reversed & the ignition switch in the trunk is
    a pain!

    "John Waller" <johnw@REMOVETHISpinnacleweb.com.au> wrote in message
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    <snip>
    > Sure Vista has a legacy and it's part of the Windows family i.e. it's not
    > a completely new way of doing things.
    > But much of the kernel has not been simply revised or cosmetically
    > retouched - they've started again from scratch e.g. TCP/IP stack, audio
    > stack, Aero (love it or loathe it) etc




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    john Guest

    Re: Differences between Vista and XP

    "Not Me" <cargod01@bresnan.net> wrote in message
    news:OaQ98n0qHHA.4464@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > They put XP in the food processor, chopped it up & vacuum packed it.
    > I wish they had at least tried to get some of the pieces back in the right
    > place.
    > Having the gas & brake pedals reversed & the ignition switch in the trunk
    > is a pain!
    >
    > "John Waller" <johnw@REMOVETHISpinnacleweb.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:O$0%23q6zqHHA.4004@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > <snip>
    >> Sure Vista has a legacy and it's part of the Windows family i.e. it's not
    >> a completely new way of doing things.
    >> But much of the kernel has not been simply revised or cosmetically
    >> retouched - they've started again from scratch e.g. TCP/IP stack, audio
    >> stack, Aero (love it or loathe it) etc

    >
    >
    >


    All the changes, including widespread renaming of "default" folders and
    apps, rearranging of menus with no rhyme or reason, and apparently for no
    real purpose, confusing new graphic interface, are all necessary to make
    Vista --look-- sufficiently different from previous versions of Windows.
    This
    only serves one purpose; to create the illusion that Vista is a new OS.

    Consider, no one will ever offer an explanation as to WHY all these
    system-wide changes were implemented, much less needed. This is just another
    example of the Marketing Dept. at work.
    --
    =======================================
    "Make it just like a Mac."
    - Bill Gates
    =======================================



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