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Thread: Vista?

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    Hi, im relatively new to Web design and just wondering what engine would be better to work on. XP or Vista?

    Since vista is apparently free with this deal

    www.microsoft.com.au/technetplus

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    Well it depends. As a web designer, I personally would go for XP, because it's faster than Vista on the same machine. As far as I see it, Vista is designed for terminal-like use (browsing, saving files, emails, etc) but XP does the job well if you're developing websites.

    There might also be some software that doesn't work on Vista.
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    I see, yes apparently there are still alot of beta software coming out of it. maybe should wait on it for a few months.

    thanks.

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    Technically Vista may be free with that subscription, but the subscription itself like a full MSDN subscription is quite expensive. Normally only businesses get it.
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    how much is vista and office worth these days?

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    The edition I'd recommend, Vista Business, is $300 for the full retail version. OEM versions and upgrade versions are cheaper.

    I don't see much point in Vista Ultimate, but Vista Business has some features over Home Premium that are quite useful. The built-in automatic Volume Shadow Copy has already saved me when I accidently overwrote a file, yet I was able to recover the previous version of the file.
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    thanks mate, have u subscribed or anything close to technet?

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    No. I got Vista Business for free for watching some Microsoft webcasts about it a while ago. It's not the greatest OS ever, but it doesn't deserve a lot of the crap people are giving it. UAC is not annoying because you don't see it unless you're doing system operations, the security is improved, and the performance difference between XP and Vista is not severe.
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    I dont see anything wrong with Vista. It may take more resources, but it only matters if you are gaming, and Vista will run just as well, and even better for games with DirectX 10.

    The UAC isn't so bad. Software need to be Vista ready, and once all software supposts Vista, then you will UAC less often.

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    I think you would eventually need to upgrade to Vista just like all those Me users upgrading to XP. So y not get it now. I think for a web designer just get the subscription. You never know if in a special situation you would need some technical help or what so ever


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