- Mar 18, 2008
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Well, I wouldn't call it a mistake. Just the first version without "service packs" . I'm sure you'd not be happy with XP without SP2.By all accounts I've seen, Win7 is vastly superior to Vista. "Gaming" benchmarks are at least near, and often surpass, XP's. Looks as if they've managed to lighten up Aero, also. Several sources say 7 runs it on much lesser hardware than Vista required to run it.
I think Vista will be remembered as a mistake. About the only nice thing I can say about it is that it isn't ME! Thats twice now MS seems to have shot itself in the foot by rushing a product to market before it was ready. Hopefully this time they've learned their lesson.
There is a rule of thumb I used to have in order to deal with Windows OS: never install a Windows version's "first" for production use - and I don't mean beta versions here. It never failed for me.